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A Heart for Canadian Koreans

This excerpt from the NAMB article, A Heart for Canadian Koreans, describes new Korean churches being planted in Canada::

… Baptists in Canada are being encouraged by visionary missions leaders. Pastor Ben Choi, a Korean pastor in Victoria, British Columbia, is one such leader.
No one can deny God’s call in his life. Upon graduating with a […]

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Korean church crosses cultural lines

The NAMB (North American Mission Board) featured Berendo Street Baptist Church in Los Angeles in this article, Korean church crosses cultural lines::
Once considered the “mother church” of all Southern Baptist Korean congregations, today Berendo Street Baptist Church of Koreatown, Los Angeles, is reaching cross-culturally and building bridges for other people groups to come to know […]

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how the church grew in Korea

In January 2007, Christianity Today reprinted its classic article dated November 23, 1973, titled “What Makes the Korean Church Grow? The simple secrets of its remarkable expansion.” This excerpt shows the magnitude of the Christianity’s growth in South Korea:
… But Korea has one of the fastest-growing churches in the world. Though it is situated squarely […]

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Korean church goes mainstream

OC Register staff writer Jaimee Lynn Fletcher reports on the new multi-ethnic church plant, Crossway Community Church, launched out from Sarang Community Church, reputed to be the largest Korean immigrant church in the nation.
Korean church goes mainstream: Sarang Community Church starts services in Brea.
A Korean-immigrant church is making a home in […]

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multiethnic church planting fund

In this letter from Henry Koh, Coordinator of Korean Ministries for Mission to North America in the PCA (Presbyterian Church of America), he announced that Sarang Community Church Offers Financial Support to First-Time Multiethnic Church Planters::
… Sarang Community Church of Southern California has set aside $50,000.00 per year to help Korean second generation and other […]

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Chinese and Korean Americans can Learn from Each Other

David Ro shared this at a conference in 2000 that is very informative as a compare and contrast of cultural values between Korean and Chinese people groups. David himself can be considered as a consummate Asian American prototype since he is 1/2 Korean and 1/2 Chinese.
This chart gives an outline of overall data (some […]

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Korean churches for the next generation

KoreAm Journal is the most widely-circulated independent English-language monthly magazine that highlights the news, stories and issues of Korean Americans nationwide. In its December 2005 issue, this article titled “The Church Divide” [free registration required] brings out a wide range of stories to illustrate the Korean churches’ attempts to reach the next generation:
With over 75 […]

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5 observations on intergenerational church dynamics

Joshua Settles (aka elderj) makes 5 personal observations based on his participation in an English Ministry of a Korean church at Don’t treat us like children:

The KM controls the resources and therefore sets the agenda.
EM is an afterthought.
EM congregations are often spiritually (and otherwise) immature.
The two congregations don’t see each other.
Neither group really wants the […]

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22 characteristics of a typical Korean ethnic church

In this 2006 paper titled Korean Ethnic Church Growth Phenomenon in the United States (PDF), Dr. Chul Tim Chang presents a very good overview of the Korean church’s history, tracing its origins back to 1902 and noting how its growth stems from both social and spiritual factors. Towards the end of the paper, the author […]

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growing autonomous churches via duplex model

This 2001 memorandum titled A Proposal for Duplex Autonomy (in PDF format) was drafted by an English Ministry (EM) of an immigrant Korean church and presented to the Korean Ministry (KM) session for consideration. (A “session” is the governing leadership body of a Presbyterian church.) A “duplex model” is two churches under one roof — […]

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