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The Identity and Mission of Korean Immigrant Churches

April 6–7, 2022

The lectures are free and open to the public; registration is required.

KSC Symposium 2022

The KSC (Korean Studies Center) Symposium 2022 aims to help church leaders in North America have a biblical, theoretical, and practical idea about the identity and mission of Asian American immigrant churches. Six brilliant scholars based in North America will give plenary lectures from historical, biblical, ethnological, and sociological perspectives. Some lecturers will put more weight on Korean case studies in laying a missiological and theological foundation of immigrant churches. The symposium will also provide breakout and case presentation sessions.

Enoch Wan Enoch Wan

Western Seminary
Professor of Intercultural Studies,
Director, Doctor of Education and Doctor of Intercultural Studies

Jehu HancilesJehu Hanciles

Emory University Candler School of Theology
D.W. and Ruth Brooks Professor of World Christianity,
Director of the World Christianity Program

Nam Soon SongNam Soon Song

Knox College
Ewart Professor of Christian Education & Youth Ministry

Hee An ChoiHee An Choi

Boston University School of Theology
Clinical Associate Professor of Practical Theology,
Director of the Anna Howard Shaw Center

Helen Jin KimHelen Jin Kim

Emory University Candler School of Theology
Assistant Professor of American Religious History

Allison NMortonAllison Norton

Hartford Seminary
Faculty Associate in Migration Studies and Congregational Life
Project Director, Pastoral Innovation Network of New England
Associate Faculty - Graduate Programs


Wednesday, April 6, 2022

9:00 am–9:10 am Welcome Greetings from the President

9:10 am–9:55 am Lecture 1 Presentation (30 min), Response (15 min)

10:00 am–11:00 am Chapel (Korean Pastor)

11:00 am–11:15 am Break with coffee and cookies

11:15 am–12:15 pm Lecture 2 Presentation (30 min), Response (15 min), Q&A (15 min)

12:15 pm–1:15 pm Lunch: Korean Foods & Cultural Event

1:15 pm–2:15 pm Lecture 3 Presentation (30 min), Response (10 min), Q&A (10 min)

2:15 pm–2:25 pm Break with coffee and cookies

2:25 pm–3:25 pm Lecture 4 Presentation (30 min), Response, (10 min), Q&A (10 min)

3:25 pm–3:40 pm Break with coffee and cookies

3:40 pm–5:30 pm Panel Session (Case Studies)

Thursday, April 7, 2022

9:00 am–9:10 am Opening & Prayer

9:10 am–10:15 am Lecture 5 Presentation (30 min), Response (15 min), Q&A (20 min)

10:15 am–10:45 am Break with coffee and cookies

10:45 am–11:50 am Lecture 6 Presentation (30min), Response (15 min), Q&A (20 min)

11:50 am–12:50 pm Lunch

12:50 pm–2:20 pm Group Sessions: Moderated by a Korean pastor from a local Korean church with young scholars/Doctoral Candidates

2:20 pm–2:50 pm Break with coffee and cookies

2:50 pm–4:50 pm Panel Session: Cases from 1st generation (Korean Ministries) and 2nd generation (English Ministries)

4:50–5:00 pm Closing announcements, Farewell, Thanksgiving