The Korean-Speaking Church
What Is the Opportunity?
Like the West, Korea has become increasingly secularized, with more than half of the population recorded as non-religious. Even in churches, a strong individualism has led to weakened communities, and leaders are tempted toward authoritarian habits.
Believers seek pastors who can faithfully proclaim the Word, and young people in particular have demonstrated a hunger for true teaching. Reformed doctrines are quickly spreading, furthered to a great extent by the growth of the publishing industry just as during the Reformation of Luther’s time.
We believe that the production and distribution of trustworthy theological resources are essential for the health of the local church, and to this end, we seek to publish titles which can be widely used for teaching, study, and discipleship.
How Is Ligonier Meeting These Needs?
In the following outreach efforts, we strive to reach Korean-speaking pastors, unbelievers, and laypeople in varied walks of life.
The Reformation Study Bible
Several years ago, Ligonier was excited to release our revised Reformation Study Bible, and it is now our great privilege to announce the release of this seminal work into Korean. As with the English edition, there are over 1.1 million words of verse-by-verse commentary and topical explanations, maps and visual aids, contributions from 75 distinguished theologians, theological summaries from R.C. Sproul, and nearly 2,000 years of creeds, confessions, and catechisms. As R.C. Sproul has said, “The light of the Reformation was the light of the Bible”—and the same is still true today.
Growing interest in the Reformed faith has sparked an eagerness for the teachings of R.C. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries. In the coming year, our goals include translating, printing, and distributing the following Reformation Trust titles:
- The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones by Steven J. Lawson
- What is Faith? by R.C. Sproul
We have partnered with Daily Learning Ministries (DLM) to provide our numerous resources available online. DLM focuses on translating and distributing reformed resources including:
- Tabletalk Articles and devotionals:
- 2009-2015 issues
- Subtitling Teaching Series:
- Knowing Scripture
- The Mystery of the Trinity
- Christian Worldview
- Promise Keeper
- God Alone
- Developing Christian Character
- Pleasing God
- Psalm 51
- Loved by God
- The God We Worship
- Knowing Christ: The I Am Sayings of Jesus
- The Reformed Pastor
- Why We Trust the Bible
- Marks of a Healthy Church
Recently Translated Books
- The Race of Faith
- Surprised by Suffering
- Everyone’s a Theologian
- What Does It Mean to be Born Again?
- The Barber Who Wanted to Pray
- Who Is Jesus?
- Pleasing God
- How Then Shall We Worship?
- Not a Chance
- The Mystery of the Holy Spirit
- Chosen by God
- The Priest with Dirty Clothes
- What Can I Do with My Guilt?
- The Promises of God
- Can I Be Sure I’m Saved?
- Can I Know God’s Will?
- Essential Truths of the Christian Faith
- Does Prayer Change Things?
- Saved From What?
- Does God Control Everything?
- The Donkey Who Carried a King
- The Reformation Study Bible
Recently Translated Teaching Series (subtitled)
“Churches that teach the Word of God correctly are more influential than the churches that conform to the spirit of the times because many young people are reading good sermons and reliable books. Just as Gutenberg's printing has contributed greatly to the rapid spread of the Reformation, I believe that the intellectual awakening of Korean Christians has contributed to vibrant church reform under harsh conditions.”
—Revival and Reformation, Korean Publishing Partner
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.