All Nations Christian Academy--Near Seoul

Yangpyeong-Gun, Not Assigned - United States

Denomination: Presbyterian
Church Size: 50 to 100
Phone: 82-31-773-5765
Email: Contact Us
All Nations Christian Academy--Near Seoul
ALL NATIONS COMMUNITY CHURCH and CHRISTIAN ACADEMY PURPOSE All Nations Community Church and Christian Academy seek to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ as recorded in Matthew 28:18-20 by winning the lost and disciplining believers to maturity (1 Corinthians 1:18-25). We seek to exalt Jesus Christ by winning and equipping believers in Christ, strengthening families, and transforming society for the purpose of extending the kingdom of God worldwide. HISTORY “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I, send me!” Isaiah 6:8 After receiving a call from the Lord, Reverend Eugene In, Joseph In, and Dr. Ruth Eshenaur proceeded to plant a church and school in Yang P’yong, Korea in 2004. Their vision was to start a school that would minister to the needs of Korean MKs (missionary kids) as well as proclaim Christ in this area. With 80% of the population (Yang P’yong) unbelievers, this is a difficult feat. But through the grace of God, the school and church have gradually increased in number, so by 2010 the school had about 120 students enrolled, with 28 of these in preschool and less than 20 in the International School. By 2011, 17 Korean Missionary Students had enrolled. Although most students who came to All Nations Community Church and Academy were unbelievers, God has used this ministry to change the hearts of many. Many parents when they first came were not open to the Gospel but as their children continued to attend, they became more receptive; some have even become believers and are active in the church! As God blesses this school and as it grows, it is our hope that we would continue to live up to the purpose and root of this ministry—Christ Jesus. STRATEGY All Nations Community Church and Christian Academy have sought to use English as a tool to reach the unreached. The vision of this strategy is to first meet the felt needs of the people and then, as they become aware, meet their spiritual needs also. Because Yang P’yong is still a developing city, many parents do not have access to the kind of English programs they would have in larger cities such as Seoul. In understanding this need, All Nations Christian Academy seeks to provide parents the English education they desire. Through these English lessons, opportunities are presented for teachers to share the gospel with students and families who may not have heard it otherwise. All staff members, as well as most of our curriculum are Christian (except for some textbooks). Ultimately, our goal is to impact the lives of our students with the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that they may in turn, be able to share that same impact with their families. All Nations Community Church also shares this strategy in our Worship Service and Children’s Ministry. English Worship Services are conducted every Sunday morning before Korean Worship. Although the English Worship Services are primarily to meet the needs of our English speaking staff, they are also open for the community as well. After English Worship Services, English teachers, Korean assistants and children move to a separate location for Children’s Church. Children’s Church is conducted in Korean and later in English with Korean assistants there to translate for deeper understanding. The heart of the Children’s Ministry Staff is not that the children learn how to speak English but that they truly come to understand the Gospel and the Biblical Truths of God. Following Children’s Church, the children are separated by age groups for Sunday School. Sunday School classes have an English instructor and may have a Korean assistant. The purpose of our Sunday School program is to develop relationships with our students that will lead to salvation, discipleship, and growth. Parents are invited to join the Korean worship service during the conduct of Children’s Church and Sunday School. There they hear the Gospel. FUTURE VISION: As All Nations Community Church and Academy grow, we hope to develop more ways to reach out to this community. We have already won many to Christ through summer and winter camps, VBS, and special programs such as an Easter Festival, Christmas Celebrations, Ezemiah VBS, etc. Our dream is for all of Yang P’yong to know Christ as its Lord and Savior. In doing so, we specifically want to develop our English Worship Service into a more open service where all can feel free to join. In addition, we hope to develop an English Sunday School program for adults. Again, we want to utilize the English language as a strategy to draw people into knowing the Lord. Furthermore, it is our belief that All Nations Community Church and Academy exist to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ. The church already supports mission ministries in Mongolia, China, and India, and it plans to support a couple involved in Bible translation in Siberia. We hope that we will eventually be a support base for more missionaries and sister schools in other countries.