Two Korean churches in Nashville have reunited to further the spread of the Gospel.
After four years of various generational and other challenges, a minority of the members of the Nashville, Tenn., Korean Church had transferred their memberships to the Nashville First Church in an effort to establish a second Korean church. Although the two churches have actively tried to promote God’s mission in the Nashville area, several factors had been obstacles to their missionary work. These included limitations of human workforce, financial instability, lack of supplies, and, more significantly, a negative perspective from the local community on the divided churches.
While much effort had been made to unify the two churches, no satisfactory outcome had resulted. However, recently an important decision to serve a bigger mission was made in response to advice from Oh Young Kwon, president of the Korean Church Council, and administration of the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference.
To become more efficient in spreading the Three Angels’ message and the everlasting Gospel, the two Korean churches reunited on December 2, 2017. On that special Sabbath, “Unity, Revival, Mission” was the message given by Daniel Yoon for his first Sabbath as pastor of the Nashville Korean Church. Also present to offer encouragement and congratulations were Steve Haley, president of the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference, and David Hartman, Conference ministerial director.
Yoon asked all the members to truly reunite by following God’s counsel to, “Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!” Isaiah 43:18, 19.
Kentucky-Tennessee | February 2018
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