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Keepongoing



Joined: 13 Feb 2003
Location: Korea

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 2:40 pm    Post subject: Churches Reply with quote

I have not been to church since being in Korea. I am looking for a church that is not legalistic or judgemental. I am a bit backslidin. Either a church or some people to meet with on a regular basis to fellowship with.

Thank you
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SuperHero



Joined: 10 Dec 2003
Location: Superhero Hideout

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://iwe.youngnak.net

It's very central. Send me a pm if you want to hook up before service and get some introductions.
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haya



Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you in Seoul?
Onnuri's great, lots of young people (20 somethings), esl teachers and the like. Fun activities, Biblically solid.
They meet in Seobinggo (in Yongsan, near Ichon), Yangjae (southeast near Kangnam) and Suwon.

http://english.onnuritv.com/web
http://english.onnuritv.com/web/services_sermons/oem_service/oem_service.htm

You can watch their services online.
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sprite



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: canuckville

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could check the herald and times classifieds, and then just church hop. i can tell you that the uijongbu baptist is very bible based, but the people seemed very very friendly.

there is a very small anglican church in taejeon, like, less than 20 people. and i think most of the members were originally catholics or protestants--all very nice and welcoming.

where are you? several korean churches offer an english service; most of the people will be korean, but they'll be quite friendly. you'll have to set limits about how much you're willing to do with them in terms of giving readings, participating, church lunches etc.
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the saint



Joined: 09 Dec 2003
Location: not there yet...

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

can anyone add to this and suggest services in Korean that are friendly and evangelical and have lively worship. We want to go native. Cheers.
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Derrek



Joined: 15 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude, the church you are looking for is Sarang in Kangnam. I've gone there for over a year. Their English services (there are 3) are totally great, and exactly what you stated. Really great!

http://nhm.sarang.org/

There is a good map on the site (which was created by my friend). Just click on "Location" at the top. Remember, the English services are in another building behind the main church. Just follow the map.

It's Evangelical/Presbyterian. Songs are newer and they have a full band with guitars, an electric violin, drums... etc. About 300 attend each service.

Oh, not sure about the Korean side of the services, but I know there are a ton of them in the main building. Sarang is one of the largest churches in Seoul, but I like the English services because they are not too big that you feel lost and can't meet anyone.
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kiwiboy_nz_99



Joined: 05 Jul 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see you're talking about churches, the title had me confused for a second ...
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kangnamdragon



Joined: 17 Jan 2003
Location: Kangnam, Seoul, Korea

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is that title confusing?
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SuperHero



Joined: 10 Dec 2003
Location: Superhero Hideout

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kangnamdragon wrote:
How is that title confusing?

It's spelled churhes not churches
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Mr. Pink



Joined: 21 Oct 2003
Location: China

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derrek wrote:
Dude, the church you are looking for is Sarang in Kangnam. I've gone there for over a year. Their English services (there are 3) are totally great, and exactly what you stated. Really great!

http://nhm.sarang.org/

There is a good map on the site (which was created by my friend). Just click on "Location" at the top. Remember, the English services are in another building behind the main church. Just follow the map.

It's Evangelical/Presbyterian. Songs are newer and they have a full band with guitars, an electric violin, drums... etc. About 300 attend each service.

Oh, not sure about the Korean side of the services, but I know there are a ton of them in the main building. Sarang is one of the largest churches in Seoul, but I like the English services because they are not too big that you feel lost and can't meet anyone.


Do they still have their service in their cafe? That was a major turn off for me. Went once and wasn't interested in sweating my balls off in an oven aka cafe turned church.
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Mr. Pink



Joined: 21 Oct 2003
Location: China

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haya wrote:
Are you in Seoul?
Onnuri's great, lots of young people (20 somethings), esl teachers and the like. Fun activities, Biblically solid.
They meet in Seobinggo (in Yongsan, near Ichon), Yangjae (southeast near Kangnam) and Suwon.

http://english.onnuritv.com/web
http://english.onnuritv.com/web/services_sermons/oem_service/oem_service.htm

You can watch their services online.


I would say it is solid. I used to goto the one in Ichon a few years back. I liked it, but it felt wierd seeing so many people come and go. I stopped going when I married.

I tried the one in Yangjae...that is also a hassle to get to, so I stopped going.

Guess I am a backslider myself.
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Keepongoing



Joined: 13 Feb 2003
Location: Korea

PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 8:34 pm    Post subject: anyone interested Reply with quote

in meeting together for a Bible study- discussion format. I am thinking about this rather than going to a church. Could do it over a beer (joking).
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The Man known as The Man



Joined: 29 Mar 2003
Location: 3 cheers for Ted Haggard oh yeah!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beer is sacred.
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Mr. Pink



Joined: 21 Oct 2003
Location: China

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Man known as The Man wrote:
Beer is sacred.


It is to Canadians...especially Quebecers...Molson EX is like a chalice or something...
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OiGirl



Joined: 23 Jan 2003
Location: Hoke-y-gun

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are the Anglican congregations in Korea of the open and accepting type? Where can one find an Anglican/Episcopal congregation outside of Seoul?
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