Presbyterian Church of Korea (TongHap)
|The Presbyterian Church of Korea (TongHap)|
Logo of the Presbyterian Church of Korea.
|Moderator||Rev. Seong Gi Cho|
|Associations||World Council of Churches,
World Alliance of Reformed Churches,
Council for World Mission,
Christian Conference of Asia,
National Council of Churches in Korea
|Origin||1884 when a church was founded in
Presbyterian Church of the Republic of Korea
|Presbyterian Church of Korea|
|Revised Romanization||Daehan yesugyo jangnohoe Tonghap|
|McCune–Reischauer||Taehan yesugyo changnohoe T'onghap|
The Presbyterian Church of Korea (TongHap) is a mainline Protestant denomination based in South Korea; it currently has the second largest membership of any Presbyterian denomination in the world. It is affiliated with its daughter denomination, the Korean Presbyterian Church in America (KPCA) in the United States, which adopted the "Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad" as its new name in 2009.
Presbyterianism in Korea was reconstructed after World War II in 1947. The church adopted the name the Reformed Church in Korea. In the 1950s the church suffered tensions because the issues of theology, ecumenism and worship. In 1959 Presbyterian Church of Korea broke into two equal sections. This church and The Presbyterian Church in Korea (HapDong) church separated. In 1984 the church celebrated the 100th anniversary of Presbyterianism in Korea. The church is an ecumenial denomination. Membership is about 2 100 000 and has 6,000 congregations in 56 presbyteries in 2004.
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