Onnuri Community Church

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Onnuri
Onnuri Community Church
Onnuri Presbyterian Church
Country South Korea
Denomination Presbyterian
Churchmanship Evangelical
Weekly attendance 41,500
Website www.onnuri.or.kr
History
Founded 1986
Founder(s) Yong Jo Hah
Clergy
Senior pastor(s) Yong Jo Hah

Onnuri Community Church (sometimes stylized OnNuRi Community Church, abbreviated OCC, also called Onnuri, Onnuri Church, and Onnuri Presbyterian Church) is a local church in Seoul, South Korea that was founded by Yong Jo Hah, the church's senior pastor.[1] The main church building and administration housing cost millions of dollars to build[2] and are located in Yongsan District.[3] Onnuri is one of approximately 25 megachurches in Korea, and is an emerging church, engaging in postmodern modes of evangelism, organizational structure, and leadership.[4] The church was founded in 1986.[5] Onnuri took on much of Handong Global University's debt in the mid-1990s when the university was experiencing financial distress.[6] Onnuri is one of Korea's largest Presbyterian churches.[7] Onnuri occupies five different church buildings spread out over Seoul, encompassing congregations speaking ten different languages.[8] Onnuri English Ministry, spread out over three different church buildings, is the largest English-language Presbyterian ministry in Korea, employing seven part-time pastors and four full-time pastors.[9] The church's first evangelism conference was held in 2003.[5] By 2006, 46,000 adults were registered church members, 41,500 of which were in regular attendance of Sunday church services.[10]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ C. David Harley (1995). Preparing to Serve: Training for Cross-Cultural Mission. William Carey Library. p. 1. ISBN 0878082603. 
  3. ^ Kang Chan-su (March 25, 2008). "Tree planters to battle deforestation in North". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ Han Soo Park. A Study of Missional Structures for the Korean Church for Its Postmodern Context. p. 201. 
  5. ^ a b Dave Ferguson (2004). Tom Jones, ed. "The Third Option: Multi-Site". Church Planting from the Ground Up (College Press): 67. ISBN 0899004903. 
  6. ^ Phyllis Young-Ae Kim; Phyllis Kim, Young-ae (2006). The Papyrus Basket Conspiracy: The School in the Wilderness. Xulon Press. p. 98. ISBN 1600343406. 
  7. ^ Ahn Chak-Hee (July 20, 2005). "Seoul's Religious Facilities for Foreigners". Arirang News. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ Kim Sun-jung (September 19, 2004). "Yangje congregation finds life-affirming message". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ Kirsten Jerch (September 29, 2003). "Balancing act at an international church". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ Sung Hae Kim (2008). Development of Praise Education Training Program. Oral Roberts University. p. 61. ISBN 1109074107.