Flight supports collegiate students in their faith journey in God. It’s here to assist collegians fix their faith in Christ, grow in Christian community, and influence the world as Jesus did.

Contact Us

Email: flight@fcbc.org
Phone: (213) 687-0814
Address: 942 Yale Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
College Minister: Darren Lo, darrenlo@fcbc.org
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The Flight Crew

Darren Lo, Spencer Sun, Kevin Chan, Danny Orh, Matt Tsang, Whitney Hung, and Nikki Leon

Communicate to a Flight Crew member if there are Flight-related issues or concerns you wish to express.

Friday, December 1, 2017

December Flight Itinerary


It's already December! Can you believe it? Before you thinking about winter break, Christmas gifts, and decorations, pause for a moment and thank God for the birth of His son, Jesus Christ. Praise God for His remarkable plan to bring His love and light into the world so that He could change everything. Thank God for this great work of bringing His people to Him--and be grateful that you get to play a part in all this. Amidst all the projects, tests, papers, and midterms, I hope you'll take some time to reflect on why we celebrate this time of year. And of course, lots going on this month for you to remember Jesus this month!

HUB: Gym Night
Sunday, Dec 17  |  8:00pm - 12:00am  |  FCBC Gym/MPB
Take a load off and de-stress with some fellowship over sports! We'll have games of all sorts available, but also come to fellowship together. If you want to bake something, bring a board game, or play video games, let us know so we can set it all up!

CMC West 2017 (Flight Retreat)
Tue - Fri  |  Dec 26-29  |  Ontario, Calif
If you didn't get a chance to sign up, don't worry! There are a few spaces available, but the ABSOLUTE, FINAL deadline is Sunday, 12/10 to attend. Please contact Darren to go!

Christmas (Advent) Devotions Giveaway!
What better way to remember the true meaning of the season by following a devotional everyday until Christmas? Let us await His coming (advent), celebrate His presence, and remember His goodness this month together with She Reads Truth Advent Series and He Reads Truth Advent Series (releases Sunday, 12/3).

The first six students (3 guys, 3 gals) to answer the following question correctly will win a free digital devotional for the Advent season ($1.99 value!):

Which book(s) of the Bible contain the traditional Christmas story?
*Include your favorite verse from the story for bonus points!

Please send all answers to flight@fcbc.org to be eligible to win. Deadline is 3pm, Sunday, 12/10. Only undergrad students are eligible. Winners will be announced Sunday, 12/3.

Christmas Music
Here's some Christmas tunes put together on Spotify celebrate the arrival of our Savior!

Monday, November 6, 2017

November Flight Itinerary


Sorry this is so late, but welcome to November! I think I'm going to set a record for the amount of Thanksgiving dinners I'll be having in the span of 2 weeks! Can't wait for the amount of food, but also the many opportunities to be with family & friends in gratitude. I hope we are as thankful as the amount of food we get to eat this season! This month is full of events, are you joining us? Even more importantly, are you pausing to be appreciative of what God has given to us?


Passage: Exodus
Sundays  |  8:45a - 10:15a  |  LC 302-303
We just started a new study on worship in the book of Exodus. We've looked at Moses' life so far and throughout the rest of this year and into the next, we'll study what it means to worship from an Old Testament perspective. Come willing to learn and be challenged in God's Word weekly!

CMC West 2017 (Winter Retreat)
Dec 26-29  |  Missions Conference  |  Ontario, CA
Early bird registration ($100) has closed. But registration is still open for those interested! It's a little more now and we're working out details, but sign up NOW before it goes up again! This is a great opportunity to be challenged as shaped in the Gospel and to share that great news with those around us. More info and sign ups here: bit.ly/17cmcwest

CYA Thanksgiving Dinner
Wed Nov 22  |  7:00pm - 9:30pm  |  FCBC MPB/Gym
Our annual Thanksgiving gathering is coming soon! Mark your calendars and prepare to join a festive night. $10 on-line RSVP and at the door. $5 + 5 cans for the food drive (fcbc.org/fcbcla-food-drive/) First-time friends to FCBC eat for free (but please RSVP). Sign up here.

HUB: Thanksgiving
Sun Nov 26  |  8:45am - 10:15am  |  LC 302-303
Join us for a festive food and fellowship! We'll be writing airmail postcards and giving thanks for how great God has been to us. Let's catch up and give thanks together!

FCBCLA Food Drive
Nov 5 - Dec 3  |  Various drop-off locations at FCBC  |  fcbc.org/fcbcla-food-drive/
This fall, we are holding a church-wide food drive to fight hunger in Los Angeles County. One in seven of them are struggling with food insecurity. They are not able to afford nutritious food and may not know where their next meal is coming from.  Many of these are children and senior adults. God calls us to give generously to those in need and to care for those around us and this food drive is an opportunity for us to be sensitive to the needs of others and respond to God’s call to love others.  Our church goal is to donate 4,000 pounds of food to the LA Regional Food Bank to support the hungry.  Let’s bless others this holiday season and throughout the year!

FCBC Baptism
Sun Nov 26  |  3:00pm  |  Worship Center
Some collegians are taking a great step of faith this month: Michelle Lim and Matthew Ng are getting baptized this time--let's encourage them with our support and prayer. Take the time to come to this momentous service to cheer them on to great obedience to God in this public declaration!


Friday, November 3, 2017

Lift Off! CMC West 2017 - Day 01


Day 01 - Uniquely Designed Missions Program

Unique to CMC is the full missions program designed to equip people from every seasons of life, from children, youth, to singles, families and empty-nesters. Through dynamic speakers, creative programming, fun interactive activities, and service projects, CMC brings a life-changing, missions-education program to help form a heart for missions for everyone.

Philippians 1:28-29
Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; in no way alarmed by your opponents-which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God.

As we prepare for this special opportunity to grow in missions together--not just as a college ministry or church, but with the global church, let us pray for our hearts to be ready. May we prepare ourselves to be equipped with an open heart and mind. May we pray that we would be firm in the Gospel and faith of Jesus Christ in the midst of this conference. And may we be open to allow God to shape our hearts to be more in tune with His work throughout the world.

2 days left to sign up for CMC! Don't wait!
bit.ly/17cmcwest


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Lift Off! CMC West 2017 - Day 02


Day 02 - Passion to Launch a Discipleship Movement

If the Great Commission is about discipleship, then a mission convention must also be about discipleship. Our conviction is that every Christian should be a disciple and a disciple-maker. CMC is deeply passionate about equipping Chinese believers and churches to overcome the many traditional barriers to relational discipleship, and to launch and nurture a disciple-making movement that will unleash kingdom builders to make strong disciples in the Chinese world and for all nations.

Matthew 28:18-20
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Jesus has called us to make disciples and help grow disciples. As we consider the effort it takes to make disciples, let's not forget to pray that we play a crucial role in walking with new disciples in their spiritual growth. Pray for opportunities to take on others to help them grow, no matter what age or situation. Pray that God might use you to disciple someone, to mentor them, and to challenge their spiritual walk in Christ. Pray for courage to take this challenge no matter where you may be in faith and to step up to be ready to take on this commitment should God call.

For more information about CMC and the conference, visit http://bit.ly/17cmcwest


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Lift Off! CMC West 2017 - Day 03


Day 03 - Uniting the Body of Christ

CMC is an inter-church, inter-denominational missions convention for the local church, through a broad partnership between the local church, mission organizations, and Ambassadors for Christ (AFC). As different churches and organizations join forces together in missions and learn form each other, the entire body grows stronger. We believe this close collaboration from start to finish forms a rich synergy to bring great joy to the body of Christ and even greater glory to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:3-6
I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

CMC has a unique opportunity to bring together churches and organizations for the advancement of God's kingdom and as we join in, pray that you as an individual sees the chance to capture this same vision. That our churches would unite and be reminded as a collective to pursue God's kingdom in like-mindedness. Pray that we would worship, learn, and grow together this winter at the conference. Pray that as God's global church, we would be relentless in sharing the Gospel and to partner together in the best way possible. Lastly, pray that this unifying thinking and action, would show the world a true picture of Jesus' love--that those who don't know would long to be part of this community.

For more information about CMC and the conference, visit http://bit.ly/17cmcwest


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lift Off! CMC West 2017 - Day 04


Day 04 - Uncompromised Commitment to the Gospel Message

We believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only hope for our world. CMC is committed to the Gospel message of redemption, the call to repentance, and the timeless biblical truth of salvation by grace through faith. We believe in the urgency of the Gospel message, for apart from faith in Christ there is no salvation. At every convention we call men and women to take up the cross in obedience to the call of Jesus.

Romans 10:9-10
that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

Pray for a greater understanding of the Gospel in your own life. That God would continue to open your eyes and heart to His salvation in you each and every day. Pray that you will be challenged to share this faith with others--to ask for an urgency so that others may know Jesus' redemptive work. And pray for a perseverance to continue to share and pray for those that don't know Him yet.

More information and sign ups: http://bit.ly/17cmcwest

Monday, October 30, 2017

Lift Off! CMC West 2017 - Day 05


Day 05 - Vision/Mission

CMC Vision: To see a movement of millions of Kingdom builders UNLEASHED globally and locally

CMC Mission: To inspire, equip and mobilize Christ followers to become reproducing Kingdom-builders

Acts 13:1-3
Now there were at Antioch, in the church that was there, prophets and teachers: Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

As we take a moment each day this week to get to know what Chinese Mission Convention (CMC) is all about, let's be prayerful about how God is leading us also as individuals. This conference will give us a chance to consider participating as a Kingdom builder in a significant way. But this can only come through prayer as we read from Acts. Take a moment today, to pray for yourself. That you would be available to God's call and you would consider attending this year's CMC. And as we pray through aspects of the conference this week, pray that you would be willing to hear God's direction and an open heart to follow through.

More information and sign ups: http://bit.ly/17cmcwest


Monday, October 2, 2017

October Flight Itinerary


Welcome to October! As we're all into the full swing of things--school, work, events, etc, let's not forget all that God has called us to do and be. While things may seem more difficult up ahead, remember: Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain. (Philippians 2:14-16) There's much to look forward to and much opportunity to shine as lights in the places that God has put us!

Here are some things to look ahead at:

FCBC Fall Baptism
Sunday  |  November 26
Want to get baptized this fall? FCBC will have a baptism service in November. That means you'll need to turn in an application, get 3 references, and write a 2-page testimony. This WAS due by October 1 (YESTERDAY!). So if you're interested, contact Darren right away! darrenlo[at]fcbc[dot]org

HUB: Autumn Festival
8:45a  |  Sunday, October 15  |  Life Center 302-303
Come join us for some food, fellowship, and catching-up. We'll hear testimonies of what God is doing in the lives of some of our students and enjoy some sharing together. Make plans for coming back so we can see each other!


Alpine Halloween Event
12:00p - 5:00p  |  Saturday, October 28  |  Alpine Rec Center
Our neighbors, Alpine Rec Center is holding a Halloween Community Carnival with games, prizes, and contests. They are looking for a group of volunteers to help them run this great event! Let's be a servant to our community and come alongside their efforts to build up this community. Talk to Darren if you're interested: email/FB chat/text

Save these dates
Sunday, Nov 17, 5:00pm - FCBCLA church-wide Thanksgiving Service & Dinner

Wednesday, Nov 22, 6:30pm - College/YA: Thanksgiving Dinner
Sunday, Nov 27, 8:45am - HUB: Thanksgiving & Baptism (3:00pm)
Wednesday - Saturday, Dec 26-29 - CMC West 2017 (more info: bit.ly/17cmcwest)


Passports! Passports! Passports!
This month would be the perfect time to apply for a passport if you're thinking about missions in the (near) future. And even if you're not, you never know when God will call you to an opportunity outside of the country. Be ready and willing by taking care of this simple, but necessary step. Questions about this process? Go here: https://pptform.state.gov/
(see below for future missions (Customs) opportunities)

Upcoming Customs
February 17-19 - Amor Housebuilding in Mexico 1
March 24-27 - Amor Housebuilding in Mexico 2



Monday, September 11, 2017

2017 CMC West (Flight Retreat)


2017 CMC West
CMC (Chinese Mission Convention) is a multi-church and multi-organization conference for all ages. This conference is created to encourage and challenge us to speak boldly of the Gospel. Instead of retreat this winter, we will be attending this conference!

Given its large scale, registration starts NOW and runs through November 5. Afterwards, price significantly jumps by more than $100! Plan ahead and sign up soon.

Questions? More details and answers here.

Dates: December 26-29, 2017
Location: Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA
Price: $100 (Flight Ministry only) by Sunday, Nov 5 at 11:59:59 PST
Others: $135 (if not from FCBC, please contact Darren)

Price includes: Registration, Food, Transportation, Accommodations
First 25 Flight Student sign ups get a free gift!
There is no regular or late fee! The price significantly jumps after Nov 5!

Make checks to "First Chinese Baptist Church"
Questions? Contact Darren Lo (darrenlo@fcbc.org)

SIGN UP HERE


Thursday, August 31, 2017

September Flight Itinerary


Welcome to September and back to school! I know this might not be the greatest news, but praise God for the opportunity for you to be in school and to use this time to grow academically, socially, and spiritually too! We pray this year would be an opportunity for God to stretch you in His purposes and will. May you take a moment to engage His presence as you set your schedule, make plans, and look ahead this year! We encourage all of us to sit at God's feet simply listening, reading, and engaging His Word each day.

As the school year begins, so does the church year! Let's look ahead at what God has in store for us through His church:

Flight Theme 2017-18
"Props"
On the journey of faith, we must at times ask ourselves, "What am I worshipping?" "Who am I worshipping?" The Bible says that we were created to worship and reflect our Creator--are we doing this? What does this mean? This year, our focus on "worship" will help guide us to praise the one who made us and challenge us to strive in our praise and adoration of God with all of our lives. Even in the midst of being students, can we bring the honor and respect that God deserves? Let's learn what it means to focus on who God made us to be and for what purpose. Hopefully worship will be more than just songs we sing on Sundays, but a lifestyle that causes us to think about who and what we worship every day.

HUB: Mystery Dinner
Friday  |  Sept 1  |  7:30p  |  RSVP here
Let's get together one last time while it's still (somewhat) summer! First 10 people to RSVP along with all incoming freshmen will get a FREE dessert on the mystery dinner! Bring your friends! Bring $10, depending on your appetite.

Annex: Fall Schedule
See right column for schedule! ---->
Where are we going this fall!? Check out the schedule in the right column and pen in the dates--we'd love to see you! Also, if an FCBC young adult/adult contacts you about a meet up, please respond (even if you're unavailable). We just want to see how you're doing, there's no pressure. See you at school!

Passage Curriculum
Sundays  |  8:45am  |  Life Center 302-303 
Our first few weeks in Passage (Sunday School) will be focused on the fundamentals of a Christian and how we are made to worship God. What does that mean? How does one do that? Come join us in our study to seek God's glory each and every day.

Lift Off! New Church Year 
10 days  |  10 requests  |  10 minutes  |  10th of September
As we begin a new year of ministry, let's take some time to dedicate 10 aspects of Flight ministry to prayer. Starting September 10, we'll spend 10 straight days of 10 minutes of prayer for 10 items focused on our ministry. This can be done at anytime from here on the blog, so come back daily to see what to pray for!

#iscreamforESPM
Wednesday  |  Sept 20  |  7:45pm  |  Hall of Truth 2nd Floor (last room on right)
Join us for our LAST #iscreamforESPM. We'll pray together with the church, then go out for ice cream at Scoops! Last one for a while, so make plans to join us!

FCBC Fall Baptism
Sunday  |  November 26  |  3:00pm
Want to get baptized this fall? FCBC will have a baptism service in November. That means you'll need to turn in an application, get 3 references, and write a 2-page testimony. This is all due by October 1. Don't delay! Questions? Email: darrenlo[at]fcbc[dot]org

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July Flight Itinerary


Welcome to July--the year is moving quickly! As I sat on the driveway cement, drinking a Coca-cola, enjoying the view of some (ground) fireworks, I couldn't help but think about our freedom. What an honor and privilege it was to be able to freely enjoy the day--eating bbq and playing outside--all without nearly a care or worry. And yet I continued to revel in the freedom we have in this country as well as in our faith. What an even greater, more powerful place we have to freely live in Christ! Thank you, Jesus for your amazing sacrifice and grace, so that we might sit and enjoy the view, but also be immensely grateful for having life in You and for You. This summer, I hope you get the opportunity to not only enjoy the season, but to revel in the abundant freedom we have because of what Christ has done in our lives--each and everyday. Let's use this time for Him!


Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
(Hebrews 12:1-2)

College/Young Adult Camp
Friday-Sunday  |  Aug 11-13 
Keep these dates open and plan to join us for great fellowship with other collegians and young adults. This is a great opportunity to get to know and even be poured into by the generation above us. Sign ups and info are here. EARLY BIRD ENDS SOON! Please plan on coming and if you'd like, we could use some help. Please let Bryant Lew know (bryantjlew[at]gmail[dot]com).

Children/Youth Camp Counselor/Staff Opportunities
Mondays | July 10, 24, 29  |  7:00pm  |  Hall of Truth MPR
Children and Youth Camps could use more support and staff! If interested, please come to our next meeting to find out more information here. If you already know you'd like to commit, please add your info here. If you can't make these meetings, but are will to help out in any way, please contact darrenlo [at] fcbc [dot] org immediately!

Alpine Rec Movie Nights
Saturdays | July 29 & Aug 19 | 7:30pm | Alpine Park
Did you know there's a local park right next to our church? We're partnering with them this summer to offer FREE movies this summer. Up next? How to Train Your Dragon 2 -- Flight is in charge of setting things up and serving food for July 29, so come out, support this community event, and if possible, help serve them! Let Darren know if you'd like to help out, we're looking for about 5 volunteers. 

#iscreamforESPM 
July 19 | Hall of Truth Rm 204 | 7:45pm
Join us to pray together with the church! We'll join ESPM (English-Speaking Prayer Meeting) and have the last 30 min to pray for Flight Ministry related items, then get ice cream at Scoops (paid for by Flight)! Please be on time.

Pray For Our Summer Missionaries 
Continue to pray for our missionaries who are in the field. More information here about each one of them.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lift Off! Summer Missions - Day 01


Day 01: Kristy Wong
Freshman, UC Santa Barbara

Missions Information
July 1 - 9
Arizona Navajo Reservation
Organization: High School Missionary Team of FCBCLA

How did God lead you to go on this trip?
Ever since going to Arizona my sophomore year of High School, I felt God’s calling for me to go back every year. This year, being away for college, I initially had plans to go to East Asia with Cru and after my mission trip to Mexico, I had plans to return during the summer to be a part of God’s work there. The days leading up to the deadline to decide which trip I would go to, some of the kids and teens that I had the chance to work with in Arizona previously, messaged me about some of their struggles. I saw that as God’s calling for me to go back to the Reservation and to rekindle the relationships that were built.

What will you be doing on this trip?
I will be leading small groups in the teens class!

What are you looking forward to and what are you apprehensive about?
I am looking forward to reconnecting with the kids and teenagers there and to see how God will work in the most unexpected way. I am a bit worried about going into this trip feeling unprepared and not having a full missions mindset.

How can we pray for you?
Please pray that my mindset will change so that this trip will not be about me getting something out of it (rather it be pride or a spiritual high) but it will be for the glory of God and for God alone. Please pray that our team will not get discouraged when our logistics do not go as we planned, but that we will have faith that God in His perfect sovereignty has everything under control and can work in the most unexpected way. Thanks!!!