7 suggestions for English ministry in ethnic churches

February 18, 2008

Pastor Joshua Kang of Lakeview Church (Chicago) presented 7 suggestions for a fruitful English ministry in a workshop to Korean pastors at the Evangelical Covenant denomination‘s Midwinter conference. Here are his 7 suggestions:

  1. View English Ministry as a church-plant in the mission field, rather than considering it as just another department within the first generation church.
  2. Treat the 2nd generations with the expectation that God will use them greatly in the future, rather than looking down on them for their present immaturity.
  3. Invite a full-time pastor for the EM, and invest in his/her growth as a leader/pastor first before expecting immediate growth of the EM.
  4. Create an ideal situation for the growth of EM, while challenging them to grow in their sense of ownership and responsibilities.
  5. Put spiritual goals before cultural goals.
  6. Allow EM to establish their own ministry goals and strategies, and encourage them to grow toward independence.
  7. Launch EM as an independent church in due time, and have both churches commit to the vision of planting more churches.

You may read his entire workshop notes in Korean – view on-screen or download PDF (Korean font needed). Posted with permission.

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David Park
February 18th, 2008

Thanks DJ for posting this…

I’m interested in reading the rationale behind each point. I’ll let you know if I find anything!

DJ Chuang
February 18th, 2008

Well, unfortunately, I don’t read Korean, so I couldn’t quite make out the rationale / explanation with each point. Maybe someone who does read Korean can translate it into a language that we all can read here, and then we all will know. :)

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