“About Mission Korea”
In 1988, the first Korean mission movement took place in Seoul, South Korea. After the ‘Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions’ was established in the United States during the late 19th century, the missions spread to other parts of the world including Europe and Asia. Today, Mission Korea is a ‘Mission Convention in Unity’ made up of 11 campus ministries, 26 Mission Agencies, and 5 local churches. Their primary goal is working together to organize young Korean people to serve as overseas missionaries. Every day the project helps recruit thousands of new missionaries from Korea to further take Christ to unreached areas of the world.
The “Mission Korea Young-Adult Mission Convention” is held once every two years. In between conferences, the committee organizes a variety of seminars, training programs and short-term mission trips. These programs allow members to improve their leadership and teamwork skills, as well as building a network of relationships. Most importantly, these projects serve as a way for members to stay focused on their goals and to reinforce their devotion to the mission.
As the main organizing committee, Mission Korea is in its large partnership between 11 campus ministries and 26 mission agencies. The collaboration allows thousands of Korean Christian college students help get connected with mission agencies that prepare them to be placed all over the world.
The 11 campus ministries include CAM, CCC, CMF, DFC, ESF, IVF, JDM, JOY, NAVIGATORS, SFC, and YWAM.
The 26 mission agencies are AIM, ANN, CEF, COME, FMnC, Frontiers, GBT, GMP, GP, HOPE, InterServe, JEM, Mercy Ships, NTM, OM,OMF, SEED, SIM, WEC, Withee, WMC, Food forthe Hungry, Paul Mission, Altai Mission, Food & Nutrition for Good News, China to God.
The 5 local churches include DongAn Presbyterian Church, Love Church, Good Shepherd Church, Shinbanpo Presbyterian Church, and Onnuri Community Church
II. Goals and Objectives of Mission Korea
Mission Korea is a non-denominational and independent association of evangelical young adults. It is led by campus ministry organizations, overseas mission sending agencies, and is also supported by the Korean Church. The objectives of Mission Korea are as follows:
1. To organize student movement among the Korean Church for cross-cultural missions.
2. To promote missions among the Korean Church and to encourage student participation.
3. To develop dedicated missionary candidates through Mission Korea’s mission conferences.
4. To support and follow up on those who made commitments at mission conferences.
5. To promote the spirit of unity and servanthood – (??? Not sure of the meaning – hood: servanthood refers to the spirit or attitude or mentality as a servant, thus, it would be fine here.) for overseas missions among the members.
III. Convention Themes of Mission Korea (1988- 2018)
– World Evangelization and the role of Korean Students!
– Specialized Mission Conference starts.
– Mobilizing Korean Students for the Unfinished Task!
– Basis for Unity / Concert of Prayer Movement starts / Unfinished Task recognized Training and preparation for Missionary Candidates starts.
– The responsibility of Korean Students for World Evangelization by AD 2000!
– Basis for Specialization / Mobilization Concept formed /Unreached People Concept expanded / Concert of Prayer movement expanded!
– A Church for All People! The Gospel for Every Person!
– Basis for Internationalization / Unreached People Concept expanded and Pioneer Mission Movement challenged!
– Let us complete the Task in our Generation!
– Developing towards Internationalization / Concept of the Responsibility of our Generation for World Evangelization / Challenge for Unfinished Task!
-Last Frontiers of the 21st Century!
-The Flow of 21st Century World Missions confirmed / Plans proposed and mission task proposed!
– Jesus! The Lord of history, Declare His glory for the Nations!
– Realization of mission’s essence that stresses Christ’s exclusiveness in the pluralistic world!
– Run your race for the Nations!
– Significance and issues of globalization / Commitment of World Christians through missionary plans urged!
– Toward Nations Beyond the Barrier!
– Awareness about the mission’s barrier to overcome / Challenge to make a break-through!
– The Forgotten Call!
– Look at the Frontier, Pray for Breakthrough, Go to the Unreached!
– Your Kingdom Come!
– Re-vitalization of the Calling to the Kingdom of God!
– Here I am, Tell me, Send me!
– Not merely a “Go” mission but also “To Come” mission, challenging to recover the core of the mission!
– To This We Are Witnesses!
– Urging to live as witnesses! Communal responsibility for the Mission!
– Together with God, Together with Churches, Together with Mission Fields, Towards the World!
– Let us, then!
– The Essence of Missions as Discipleship!
Hosea 14:1-3 (ESV)
1 Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God,
for you have stumbled because of your iniquity.
2 Take with you words
and return to the Lord;
say to him,
“Take away all iniquity;
accept what is good,
and we will pay with bulls
the vows of our lips.
3 Assyria shall not save us;
we will not ride on horses;
and we will say no more, ‘Our God,’
to the work of our hands.
In you the orphan finds mercy.”
IV. Ministries of Mission Korea
Mission Korea Mission Conference
– Biennial world-wide mission conference for young-adults since 1988!
– A Guide on how to challenge attendees to join mission ministries
– Mobilization ministry on campus and at local churches to challenge student for the Frontier Mission Fields!
– Cooperation of campus ministries, mission agencies, and local churches
– Asian Mission Conference
Concerts of Prayer
– United intercessory prayer movement to awaken the Christian spirituality and fulfill the Great Commission!
– Training and Seminars for the leaders of the Concerts of Prayer!
Devotees’ Retreat and Seminar
– To meet the specific needs of long and short – term devotees for missions!
– Mission Mobilization Movement Magazine
– Monthly Concerts of Prayer Bulletins