Korean Emerging Ministries
Korean American congregations are vital, visible and growing part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). They are the second largest racial ethnic constituency group after black congregations. There were about 20 Korean Presbyterian congregations in early 1970 which had grown to 430 congregations with 55,000 members in 2010.
Korean American congregations are actively participating to the mission of the whole church with their gifts of enthusiasm in worship, prayer, Bible study, commitment to evangelism and church development.
The purpose of the Korean Emerging Ministries Office is to enable the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to respond to Korean congregational enhancement issues and to enable Korean American Presbyterians to participate actively to the mission of the PC(USA) and also to facilitate the church's task of evangelism and leadership development in relation to issues affecting Korean Presbyterian constituency.
The Korean Emerging Ministries Office has a cooperative relationship with other program areas to plan and develop programs and resources that will enhance Korean church growth by providing consultation and assistance to governing bodies on issues of Korean congregational development.Continue reading
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Make plans to attend the Korean Multicultural Ministry annual conference
This annual event will be held on November 1-4 at the Korean Central Presbyterian Church of Houston, Tex. The conference, which will be focused on the changing context of multicultural ministries of Korean congregations, will feature two different models of multicultural ministries from Pasadena, Calif., and Minneapolis, Minn. Dr. Seung Won Yoo, senior pastor of the Korean United Presbyterian Church of Detroit, will be a keynote speaker for the conference.
For further information or to register, email or call the Rev. Joshua Kim, Young Nak Presbyterian Church of San Diego, at (858) 805-1092.
Learn about the Korean English Ministry Initiative
Our newest initiative – which is designed to develop vision and strategies to strengthen Korean English Ministries in the PC(USA) – is staffed by the Rev. Dr. Jin S. Kim, pastor of Church of All Nations in Minneapolis, Minn. Kim serves as field staff for Korean English Ministries in the Office of Korean Emerging Ministries.
In his role as field staff to this initiative, Kim is assisting in providing leadership development and networking opportunities for 1.5 and second generation clergy and leaders, including clergywomen and women leaders. He is also responsible for developing and implementing networks, programs and ministries for "English Ministry" in Korean American Congregations and independent English Ministry and multicultural congregations. He has also assumed responsibility for mentoring and equipping emerging English ministry leaders to live into their full potential with sustained strategic support.
For further information, contact Jin Kim.