By GLORIA FOWLER
Center for Missional Outreach
Both congregations had been reaching out to Korean Americans in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and although both were fulfilling the great commission, the North Texas Conference and church leaders saw that a merger would strengthen them to serve the mission fi eld more effectively.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says there is a time and season for everything, and the time was right to join forces.
A merger does more than simply add the two congregations together.
It multiplies their ministry to reach the mission field. The people and resources each brings are complementary, making them more effective pooled together than working separately.
The Rev. Duk Kun Kim has been appointed as senior pastor of the new church, which will meet in Fairview. Dr. Frank Alegria, superintendent of the North Central District, and the merger committees oversaw the formation.
Now Christ Korean Church asks for prayers as its members go forward to minister to their community.
Accompanying this story in English is the same article in Korean.