총 게시물 310건, 최근 2 건

'Working together' is our strength!

글쓴이 : 관리자 날짜 : 2018-03-10 (토) 08:27 조회 : 170
작성일 : 2018.03.11
작성자 : Rev. K.L. Shin

Pastor’s Column by Rev. Kyung Lim Shin

            For the Bulletin of the KUMC of Metro Detroit

 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

 

‘Working together’ is our strength!

 

Last Sunday I attended our Mission Committee meeting and met with the members. I have known already that our church has been passionately dedicated to missions and hosted the 2016 Korean Mission Conference here very successfully and challenged many pastors and lay leaders who had come from all over U.S. But I am now more impressed and feel very proud to learn that all of our 12 parishes have been actively engaged in supporting missions in Guatemala, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Haiti, Africa, Turkey, Canada as well as other domestic missions, and that Cell Groups are participating in the Parishes’ missions with their offerings, prayers, corresponding with the missionaries and taking trips to their mission fields. Our church has been matching the fund raised by each Cell Group and then sending the total amount to each mission field. But, last year the funds raised by Cell Groups, $43,000.00, had exceeded our matching budget of $30,000.00, so this year’s budget has been increased accordingly. I was happy to hear a member’s remarks; “It is not easy to raise $70,000.00 for missions, but the participation by all the Cell Groups made this impressive result possible.” I want to express my love and respect to all the leaders of Cell Groups and Parishes, Mission Committee members, Pastor Parish Relationship Committee members, and especially to all the members of our church who have faithfully participated in this mission!!

 

Additionally, our church has supported long term missions in Mongolia and Thailand and other areas. Also, through our church’s role as a member of Wesley’s Board of Central and South American Theological Education, our church has been supporting the education of local pastors in Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Haiti, Costa Rica, Argentina, Cuba, Brazil, Panama, etc. And for quite some time, our church has supported the U.S. education of the Chinese professors of the Seminary School in China and the upgrade and training of the local pastors there.

 

According to Philip Jenkins’ report in 2002, the 35% of Christians are benefiting from the ministries of 68% of pastors in the world, and I think there may be more of disparity now. The concentration of pastors are found mostly in North America, Europe and South Korea where the Christianity has stopped growing. On the other hand, in China, Africa and South America where the Christianity is growing rapidly, there is a severe shortage of pastors. We have to help the education of the local pastors, so as to prevent any heretical teachings by uneducated pastors, and I am proud to report to you that our church has taken the lead in supporting the education and training of local pastors.

 

Our ‘working together’ has brought significant changes in the world, and through those changes, we are being changed, along with the mission fields.


   

총 게시물 310건, 최근 2 건
번호 작성일              제목 작성자
310 2018.05.27  The People of God Rev. Kyung Lim Shin
309 2018.05.27  하나님의 사람들 신경림 목사
308 2018.05.20  우리 학생들의 입교식과 순결서약식을 위한 훈련 과정 강슬기 목사
307 2018.05.20  Confirmation and Purity Class for our Youth Rev. David Kang
306 2018.05.13  Happy Mother's Day~~ Rev. K.L. Shin
305 2018.05.13  Happy Mother's Day~~ 신경림 목사
304 2018.05.06  "오늘 어린이 주일을 축하 합니다!" 송진강 목사
303 2018.05.06  Happy Children's Day! Rev. Jinny Song
302 2018.04.29  People are the only hope Rev. K.L. Shin
301 2018.04.29  사람만이 희망입니다 신경림 목사
300 2018.04.22  A lion does not need a refrigerator Rev. K.L. Shin
299 2018.04.22  냉장고가 없는 사자 신경림 목사
298 2018.04.08  'The Power of Prayers' Rev. K.L. Shin
297 2018.04.08  기도의 힘 신경림 목사
296 2018.03.25  "What can we offer to Jesus?" Rev. K.L. Shin
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