A Letter to the Korean American Church: Reconciling the Gap Between First and Second Generation Koreans (Paperback)
Are you a Korean American who feels like you're struggling to live two lives? Are you a first-generation Korean parent or pastor who desires to better understand the next generation of Korean American believers? Are you part of the next generation struggling to find balance between the cultural norms and expectations of your family and the teachings of your faith and the values of American society? In A Letter to the Korean American Church, experienced Korean American youth pastor Terence (Terry) Kim addresses many of these challenges by providing an overview of the origins of Korean culture and offering biblical responses to many of the major issues that many second and third-generation Koreans struggle with as a result of it today. This includes:
-Is it possible to be a good Christian while still honoring the interests and values of your Korean parents?
-Why do my parents focus on academics so much?
-Why does my child hate going to church?
-Why does my church seem fraught with internal conflict and tension?
Equip yourself with talking points and methods that will help promote fruitful discussion with your friends and family, instead of argument and misunderstanding. Discover how to love difficult parents and children who seem to reject everything you say. Work towards being a faithful Christian who bridges the gaps which have long divided Korean churches
About the Author: Terence (Terry) Kim holds a master's degree in church ministry from Liberty University School of Divinity and has over 10 years of experience ministering to youth in Korean American churches. He is passionate about mentoring, counseling, and encouraging second and third-generation Korean American youth. Currently, he serves as the Missions Advocate Director for Advancing Native Missions, a Christian nonprofit that connects Christians with fruitful local pastors and ministries around the world who are bringing the love and message of salvation of Jesus to their own people. He has been married to his beautiful wife Jamie for seven years. They enjoy traveling and eating delicious food.