Korean American Leadership Luncheon at PCA General Assembly (2)

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Here are some pictures from the Korean American Leadership Forum Luncheon at the PCA General Assembly. There were 29 people at the luncheon. Here are some people that I know of who were in attendance: Phil Ryken (our speaker), Rev. & Mrs. Henry Koh (coordinator of MNA’s Korean Ministries), Rev. & Mrs. Frank Barker (one of the founders of the PCA. The PCA began at his church, Briarwood PC), Jack Ewing (an Elder who is a supporter of Korean Ministries), James Han and Daniel Chong (Redeemer PC in California), Hank Hahm and Caleb Lee (Christ Central PC in Virginia), Min Chung and Joe Tek Yun (Covenant Fellowship Church in Illinois), Duke Kwon (GraceDC PC in Washington, DC), Daniel Oh (Army Chaplain, a major), Phil Chul Won Jeon (Army Chaplain in Oklahoma), Johan Baik (Navy Chaplain in Japan), Joshua Cho (Saehan PC in Georgia), Dong Woo Kim (Cornerstone PC in Pennsylvania), Paul Lee (QPEM, in Queens, New York), Peter Park (Living Stone CC in California), and a few 1st generation Korean pastors that were there in support. If you are part of the PCA I hope you will plan on attending next year’s General Assembly in Dallas (June 10-13, 2008) and join us for the Korean American Leadership Luncheon.

Phil Ryken gave an address on “How the Devil wants to run your church?” It was about how to define strength and success in ministry. Dr. Ryken wrote an article on this topic for By Faith Magazine and he contextualized it for the Korean American context. The audio for this talk and the discussion afterwards is here.

Quoting EM Bounds, Ryken says,

Bounds begins by asking this question: What is the truest measure of a church’s strength? His answer is, “True strength lies in the vital godliness of the people. The aggregate personal holiness of the members of each church is the only true measure of strength. Any other test offends God, dishonors Christ, grieves the Holy Spirit, and degrades religion.” To put it another way, the strength of any church is the work of the Spirit in conforming its members to the life of Christ. However, Satan’s strategy is to lure us into thinking that our strength lies elsewhere—not in the inward things of the Spirit, but in things that are external and superficial. “One of the schemes of Satan,” Bounds writes, “is to establish a wrong estimate of church strength.” A church is considered strong, he goes on to say, “when its membership is large, when it has social position, financial resources; when ability, learning, and eloquence fill the pulpit, and when the pews are filled by fashion, intelligence, money and influence.”

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Here is a picture with some friends after the luncheon.

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4 Responses to Korean American Leadership Luncheon at PCA General Assembly (2)

  1. Sam S says:

    Almost makes me want to be in the PCA, Billy.

    Almost

    🙂

  2. Billy Park says:

    Sam,
    Come on over and reaffirm your infant baptism!
    But I’m sure you are happy to be joining the Sovereign Grace folks. In some ways, the Sovereign Grace churches are more connectionally presbyterian than we in the PCA.
    I’m almost tempted to join the Sovereign Grace fellowship.
    Almost.
    Your friend,
    Billy

  3. Sam S says:

    Haha…thanks Billy!

  4. Greeting in the name of Jesus Christ,
    From me, the church and the Bible Preaching youth.
    “I cannot do what you can do, you cannot do what I can do, but together we can do great things.” Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
    Through him we have received the grace of apostleship, to bring about the obedience of faith, for the sake of his name, among all the Gentiles, I am thankful of God for His true preachers that are preaching in all over the world. But sadly there are many places where there the peoples do not know about the God and His Son. But I hope it will be very soon that Every soul will be blessed by Jesus lord, Because no name have power who get bless With out Jesus Christ. Every soul get the Salvation just in the name of Lord Jesus. Salvation is only in the name of Jesus. we are very happy to know about your preaching . We are preaching in Pakistan and hope to preach in all over world. our life mission is preaching. We have given our lives to Jesus. we preach in different ways according to the need of people. Because Bible say anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins. I want to say that you are preaching in those who know about Lord Jesus. You have no problem In your preaching. Pakistan is a Muslim country therefore we have lot of problem in our preaching. I can not Explain our condition. But God will give us patience in His name that good time will come very soon. Pakistani pastors do not have good sources to preach for outreach Preaching. Time is very short but the work is very stretched.. there are Many preachers in Pakistan But the true preachers is few. Peoples of Pakistan spending their lives like dumb. They listen but do not give answer. majority of Pakistani Christians are uneducated. uneducated man Can not learn the Holy Bible. therefore first we give them education in our school name(gospel education centre) and then we teach them Holy Bible in our bible study class. We have Sunday school , gospel education school and a church. We want Bible teacher to learn Holy Bible for our youth and church we have youth group (40member).you are the blessed people of God and have many blessing that’s why we want to work of God with you because with less sources we can not get good result. we go monthly in that places where the peoples do not know good enough about God. these peoples are very poor. they will arrange the meeting of God in their places. They do it one by one because they do not have proper place for that. we are preaching in those peoples to glorify his name.
    Jesus. Please pray for us and our work. We will pray for you.
    God bless you.
    From Bible Preaching Ministry and Youth.

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