Our church has three visions
Just like the vision God gave to Abraham that through his descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed in the Bible, obeying Jesus’ last commandment of making disciples of all nations, going into all the world and preaching the gospel and being his witnesses to the ends of the earth.
We are living in the 21st century, defined by rapidly changing international relations and our church is in the world’s most ethnically diverse city where thousands of new immigrants arrive every year. We have a vision which is fitting for a church that sees the largest number of Korean international students forming a Christian community in Europe.
Vision of reaching the unreached and unengaged
Jesus said that He will return when the gospel is preached to the ends of the earth. Searching and focusing on the unreached and unengaged people groups would be the most effective mission strategy to eventuate His return.
Taking the gospel to the unreached people who have never heard the gospel, do not have the Bible in their language nor have churches that can share the gospel with them as they would stay unreached eternally unless we bring it to them intentionally.
India is home to more unreached and unengaged people groups than any other nation, with 75% of them living there which makes it an epicentre for missions work so our church focuses our missions work in India.
City focused partnership of multicultural churches
Churches in Korea have experienced great revival in the 80s when there was a massive migration of farming population to urban areas. Church was a good resting place for these migrants who were feeling isolated and distressed and posed a great opportunity to hear and accept the gospel.
Nowadays we see movement of people into the cities, for better education opportunities among the developed countries and refugees seeking better life in less developed countries. By 2050 2/3 of the world’s population will be living in cities. Our mission field is no longer in jungles but in cities.
UK’s population is growing by 500,000 each year with net migration figures being higher than the natural growth. London is in the centre of this growth with half of city’s population being foreign-born and 340 languages being used which is almost double the number of 170 which is used in New York City.
Surprisingly Korea is the most well-equipped country for urban missions. Korea has high number of emigrants who has church based communities. We believe God has prepared our nation well ahead of this ultimate vision. His calling for our church which has a young congregation, fluent in English in the heart of London is self evident.
Vision of reviving churches in Korea by raising the next generation in His ways
Korean churches are important, not because of our ethnicity, but because God has allowed it to be essential in the missions field. Service to the church is service to the kingdom work.
In light of the significance of Korean churches on the stage of world missions, we need to nurture the next generation of Christians. So that they continue to appreciate the older generation’s spirit of prayer, passion and dedication for planting churches. That they pass on the faith and welcome the suffering which inevitably comes to those who follow Jesus faithfully.
As a church located in one of the most influential cities in the world which sees the largest number of young adults come and go in Europe, we have a vision of raising disciples of Jesus who dedicate their lives for the gospel.