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Korean Churches Hosting Denomination-Wide Prayer Summit

Korean-American Christian Reformed churches are inviting the entire denomination to a three-day prayer summit to be held April 16-18.

The setting will be All Nations Christian Reformed Church in Lake View Terrace, Calif., near Los Angeles.

“I’m excited for this event,” said Rev. Jan H. Park, president of the Korean Council of CRCs. “We need to pray for open eyes and ears so that we can know who to be and where to go.”

Korean-American congregations are among the fastest growing groups of churches in the CRC, and are helping to guide the transition of Koreans into the denomination in many ways.

The planning committee has set five emphases for the prayer summit: prayer, the Holy Spirit, repentance and restoration, multiculturalism, and mission. The goal is to see 500 people from Korean churches and 500 people from other churches in the denomination praying and seeking God’s face together.

“The goal of the summit will be praising and praying to God with three purposes: personal and denominational renewal; sharing of Korean-American spirituality; and involvement of as many members of the denomination as possible to join together to pray for the CRC, its members, its ministries, and even our nation,” said Rev. Tong Park, the CRC’s Korean ministry director.

Rev. Moses Chung, director of Christian Reformed Home Missions, is helping promote the summit. “This is not just a Korean event, but an event for the entire denomination,” he said. “The plan is that this will be a catalytic event, a grassroots prayer movement in the CRC. We see the summit as a way for the CRC to become an even more intensely praying denomination.”

The prayer summit will be held primarily in English with some Korean-language segments. Plans are also made for involving those who are not able to attend the summit but want to participate, including asking CRC congregations to commit to praying for the event and the denomination.

About the Author

Jonathan Kim is a freelance news correspondent for The Banner. He lives in North Hills, California.

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