WHY ANOTHER CHURCH?

You will NOT find the best praise music or the best preaching at SHINE.  But you WILL find an authentic community of believers committed to loving God and serving others.  

What does that look like?

 

First, SHINE leadership and staff serve sacrificially without pay.  Offering covers operational expenses but will primarily be used for service and missions locally and abroad.  

Second, once a month, SHINE invites guest speakers from local communities and mission fields to share about how God is shining the Light through their lives.  They are also volunteers who do not expect pay.  We get to be blessed by their lives and get a chance to bless them through prayer and support.

Third, SHINE's focus of community groups and events is discipleship and service.  Whether you're a new or an old Christian, whether you're a stay-home parent or a working professional, community groups and events will help us grow together towards the heart of Christ.

 

Leadership
Tim Lim
Lead Staff
tim@shineatlanta.org

Tim is a Korean-American and his parents immigrated to Jacksonville, Florida when he was 16 years old.  His father has been serving as a pastor for over 55 years.  Tim obtained a PhD in Chemistry from University of Florida and is currently working at CDC (Center for Disease Control) in Atlanta.  Tim loves soccer, watching soccer and eating Doritos.  He is married to Grace Lim for 25 years and they are empty nesters with two grown children.  Tim is receiving his degree in Biblical Counseling in May 2017 and plans to enroll in a Masters of Divinity.

Grace has a heart for an authentic community and she enjoys genuine connections and fellowship.  She is working as the General Manager at the First Intercontinental Bank in Doraville, GA.   

Wallace Shaffer
Associate Staff
wallace@shineatlanta.org

Wallace was born and raised in Indiana County, PA, also grew up in a Christian family.  His birth-mother was a missionary to Japan in the early 1950’s and planted two churches.  He had the privilege of visiting them in 2015.  Wallace obtained a doctorate from National University of Health Sciences in Illinois and has been practicing as a chiropractor for over 20 years. He enjoys playing ice hockey, watching the Pittsburgh Penguins and eating pies and ice cream.  He is married to Mary Shaffer and recently moved to Georgia in the fall of 2016. Wallace has a strong interest in apologetics and his primary spiritual gift is service.

Mary has a heart for discipleship and missions and serves as a COO for a non-for-profit organization.  She enjoys meeting people from various backgrounds and all walks of life!    

Mary Shaffer
mary@shinealtlanta.org

 

 

OUR MISSION

As Disciples of Christ, we submit to the Lordship (reign of God) to conform to Christ, allowing transformation of our individual lives, our community and culture.  We live out the Gospel by devoting ourselves to:  

  1. Individual and corporate worship, prayer and study of the Word

  2. Authentic fellowship of community committed to sacrificial service and works of justice and mercy locally and globally

  3. Continual discipleship for growth towards Christ-like character and multiplication (expansion of God’s kingdom)

Leadership
Timothy Lim
Lead Staff
tim@shineatlanta.org

Tim is a Korean-American and his parents immigrated to Jacksonville, Florida when he was 16 years old.  Tim obtained a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Florida and is currently working as a full time chemist. Tim also has a M.A. degree in Biblical counseling. Tim loves soccer, anything related to soccer. He also loves eating out with brothers. He is married to Grace Lim for 30 years and they are empty nesters with two grown children. 

Grace has a heart for an authentic community and she enjoys genuine connections and fellowship.  She is working as the General Manager at the First Intercontinental Bank in Doraville, GA.   

Wallace Shaffer
Associate Staff
wallace@shineatlanta.org

Wallace was born and raised in Indiana County, PA, also grew up in a Christian family.  His birth-mother was a missionary to Japan in the early 1950’s and planted two churches.  He had the privilege of visiting them in 2015.  Wallace obtained a doctorate from National University of Health Sciences in Illinois and has been practicing as a chiropractor for over 20 years. He enjoys playing ice hockey, watching the Pittsburgh Penguins and eating pies and ice cream.  He is married to Mary Shaffer and recently moved to Georgia in the fall of 2016. Wallace has a strong interest in apologetics and his primary spiritual gift is service.

Mary has a heart for discipleship and missions and serves as a COO for a non-for-profit organization.  She enjoys meeting people from various backgrounds and all walks of life!    

Mary Shaffer