We believe that the WORD OF GOD, both the Old and the New Testaments, is inspired by God Himself and carries the full authority of God. Every passage and every word in the Scripture is “God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16). It was written by the prophets and the apostles inspired by the Spirit of God. The Word of God in its original form is inerrant. It does not contradict the Truth because it is without error or fault.
We believe the TRIUNE GOD (Deuteronomy 6:4), who exists as three persons: God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19). Each person is fully God and distinct from each other, exemplified in their manifestation. Yet, recognizing that their essence is the same, there is only one God.
Being fully God and fully man, JESUS came to us willingly, accepting the form of a servant. Through humility, Jesus was obedient to the Father’s will and bore our sins to die upon the cross. And God exalted Him to the highest place for His name to be glorified (Philippians 2:6-11). Jesus created the world in the beginning (John 1:3) and redeemed us through His blood (Ephesians 1:7). He now lives in us (Galatians 2:20) and makes intercession for us (Romans 8:34). He will come again in His glory (Matthew 16:27) and will reign in His Kingdom forever (Luke 1:33).
It is only by grace of God that one is granted SALVATION through their faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9). The sin of humanity separated us from God, so God delivered us from eternal punishment by sending us His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus paid for the price of our sins through His sacrificial death on the cross. And the only way to the Father is to believe in the name of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Salvation is a gift of God, never resulting from one’s good works or faith in others. So we cannot choose God and take credit for our salvation. Consequently, it is God who elects in his foreknowledge of those that will be in saving relationship with Him through free will. So predestination and free will are not contradictory but complementary.
BAPTISM & COMMUNION are the two main congregational practices that we carry out in remembrance of what Jesus has done for us. Baptism is the outward expression of inward process of sanctification. Through water baptism, a believer volitionally, symbolically and publicly identifies with the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Romans 6:3-6). It is a declaration that commemorates the purification of our sins and the new life found through the work of Jesus. Sharing bread and wine is based on the invitation of Jesus to His disciples during the Last Supper (Luke 22). We observe the consuming of bread and wine as a community, in remembrance of our Lord and Savior, who sacrificed Himself for our sins.
Our logo consists of four blocks that represent the four pillars of Youngnak: Education, Mission, Fellowship and Service. These four are united by, within, and through Jesus Christ, symbolized by the white cross in the middle. The image of the tree represents how Jesus is the tree and we are the branches, grafted on to Him. Growing strong together, sharing the love of Christ, and building the kingdom of heaven in this world, IWE continues its mission-making disciples of all nations.
From the left: Stephen, Jae, Justin
Well, here we are. Three guys in love with Jesus and IWE. We are here to serve, love, and celebrate with all of those in need of the good new of the gospel. Don't be shy to tell us about how you feel these days concerning IWE, your own whereabouts, as well as the world that you live in. We welcome you in the name of our Lord Jesus!
01ㅣRev. Justin Yoon Ki Kim is installed as Lead Pastor of Youngnak IWE
03ㅣRev. Woon Sung Kim is installed as Senior Pastor of Youngnak Presbyterian Church
01ㅣRev. Isaac Chang is installed as Lead Pastor of Youngnak IWE
11ㅣPastor Christine Han is installed as Interim Lead Pastor of Youngnak IWE
11ㅣRev. Paul Song is installed as Lead Pastor of Youngnak IWE
04ㅣRev. Bill Majors establishes Youngnak International Worship in English
12ㅣRev. Chul Shin Lee is installed as Senior Pastor of Youngnak Presbyterian Church
04ㅣFounder & Emeritus Rev. Kyung Chik Han is awarded the Templeton Prize
06ㅣKorean War breaks out; Elder E. R. Kim & Deacon C. H. Kim are martyred
11ㅣChurch renamed to Youngnak Presbyterian Church
12ㅣBethany Evangelist Church is founded by Rev. Kyung Chik Han
UPDATED DEC 2020
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Soopyoro 33, Jung-Gu, Seoul, South Korea