Training "cultural purifiers" in Korea
Organized by: BK Park
There is a wide gap between the Korean church and secular world. There is a wide sacred and secular split. One of the most famous pastors in Korea, Rev. Ok Han Hum, who designed the best discipleship program in Korea, once said that he did not train "cultural purifiers" (salt and light in the biblical term) and had not succeeded in this regard. I hope and pray Korean churches will develop a new discipleship program that makes Christ followers go into the world and transform secular places, especially in the media field. Designing programs like equipping and mobilizing future writers, TV reporters, bloggers, entertainers, singers, athletes, and bankers with a Christian mindset will help transform the secular world.
Learning how to live as a Christian in the secular fields is a crucial issue in the twenty-first century. The topic is not optional anymore, but it is mandatory. Through the experiences as a journalist, a pastor, and a Doctor in Transformational Leadership student, Mr. BK Park wants to contribute to training future writers, journalists, reporters, and bloggers in Korea from the year of 2016.
When he starts this noble ministry in Korea, he believes that Korean church leaders will be interested in this work and help him financially. However, they don't understand this ministry at all and that is why getting financial help is very tough now. Mr. Park said, "I understand I don't have any power or strength to make this thing happen. I just need to be a Servant-Leader. I fully accept that I am not the healer, I am not the reconciler, and I am not the giver of life. I am just sinful, broken, vulnerable person who need as much care as anyone I care for." He accepts the fact that the mystery of ministry is that he has been chosen to make his limited and conditional love of God and people, especially the media people.