What Is the Opportunity?

Like countries in the West, South Korea has become increasingly secular as nearly half of its population is classified as nonreligious. Still, a strong Christian presence continues, with around 20 percent of people identifying as Protestants.

Churches are a visible part of the community in South Korea. Although many South Korean Christians lament an increasing lack of theological depth and maturity in the church, many faithful believers remain. The number of missionaries sent out by South Korea is second only to the United States.1

South Korea also enjoys a culture of reading, and Reformed doctrines are spreading as trustworthy books and commentaries become more widely available. This has been furthered to a great extent by the growth of the publishing industry in South Korea, much like during the sixteenth-century Reformation across Europe.

We believe that the production and distribution of reliable theological resources are essential for the health of the local church. With this in mind, we seek to translate titles that will be widely used for teaching, study, and discipleship among Korean-speaking people.


How Is Ligonier Meeting These Needs?

We strive to reach Korean-speaking pastors, laypeople, and unbelievers from all walks of life through the following outreach efforts:

 

The Reformation Study Bible

Our Reformation Study Bible helps to deepen Christians’ study of God’s Word, and it is a joy to know that this seminal work is available in Korean.

As with the English edition, the Korean Reformation Study Bible has more than 1.1 million words of verse-by-verse commentary and topical explanations, award-winning maps and visual aids, trusted contributions from seventy-five distinguished scholars, theological summaries from R.C. Sproul, and nearly two thousand years of creeds, confessions, and catechisms. As Dr. Sproul said, “The light of the Reformation was the light of the Bible.” The same is true today.

 

Books

Growing interest in the Reformed faith has sparked an eagerness for more resources from R.C. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries. Our plans include translating, printing, and distributing the following Reformation Trust titles:

 

Books Available

 

Many articles by Ligonier authors are available online.

 

Teaching Series

Our video teaching series help promote theological education in the Korean-speaking world, and the accompanying study guides encourage students to interact with the material. Our plans include translating and releasing the following teaching series:

 

Recently Translated Teaching Series

 


Our policy is to apply gifts given toward a specific program. If we receive more contributions than can be wisely used for a given project, we apply these funds to meet other pressing needs in our outreach efforts. We are committed to stewarding all gifts wisely toward the goal of proclaiming the holiness of God to as many people as possible. Ligonier Ministries is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability


1See https://www.challies.com/articles/how-to-pray-for-your-brothers-and-sisters-in-korea/ and https://www.challies.com/articles/which-country-sends-the-second-most-missionaries/ as at Aug 8, 2018