Passing on the faith from generation to generation is a biblical mandate (Deuteronomy 4:9-10; 6:4-9). Now how that happens outside of the family unit, unfortunately, has not been exactly dictated in scripture. What we do know, however, is that within the context of a Korean-American Church, fulfilling that mandate deals with bridging generations and preparing for future generations. That is what NYPC EC is trying to do. We hope to provide a spiritual home for the many 1.5, second and even third generation Korean-American Christians that are out there and also to take up the reins of the Korean American Church (namely, New York Presbyterian Church).
That is our ministry philosophy. It is an effort to learn to think outside of ourselves and to learn to think of the generations before us and after us. It is a philosophy that stretches us out of our comfort zones and points us to consider Christ’s body as a whole. This does not, however, mean that we are trying to be a mono-cultural ministry (trying to forget that we are Korean as much as possible). Instead, the phrase we use to describe NYPC EC is that we aim to be a multi-generational ministry.
So in order to be multi-generational, we maintain our ties with the Korean Congregation (KC) of NYPC. That is why we do not have a different name. We are simply NYPC EC, another congregation of the greater New York Presbyterian Church. We desire to take part in the responsibilities of the needs of the overall church.
We also recognize the uniqueness of being an immigrant church. So our desire, especially because we are the English speaking congregation of NYPC, is also to reach out to other immigrant minorities in our community. So we invite anyone who has a heart for multi-generational ministry and immigrant minorities to join us every Sunday at 9 AM in Bethel Hall for Sunday worship. And we ask for your prayers that God will continue to bless our congregation and help us to grow in faith and maturity to carry out the word of His kingdom and the proclaiming of His kingdom through Gospel sharing.