Korea

General Church
A praise team from Central Korean United Methodist Church in Dallas leads hymns and songs during the first in-person gathering of the Association of Korean Churches in The United Methodist Church. Photo by the Rev. Thomas Kim, UM News.

Association of Korean Churches discerns its uncertain future

In the first in-person annual gathering of the Association of Korean Churches in The United Methodist Church, several panelists questioned whether the church’s membership decline could be attributed to a lack of spiritual renewal and its long-standing conflict over homosexuality.
Local Church
The Rev. Dr. Sun-joong Kim. Photo courtesy of the author.

Living as a United Methodist pastor in Nomadland

Like the main character in the Oscar-winning film, itinerant pastors learn to form community and connection even though they are always on the move.
Local Church
The Rev. Dr. Heesung Hwang. Photo courtesy of the author.

Korean churches must nurture younger generations

It is crucial for Korean churches to create a safe space for young Korean Americans to develop their faith and their identity, writes seminary professor.
Mission and Ministry
Neighborhood residents wait to receive food during a distribution at First United Methodist Church in Flushing, N.Y. Photo by the Rev. Thomas Kim, UM News.

Ethnic churches collaborate to feed New York neighbors

Many ethnic minority churches have initiated food ministries to help local communities struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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