Immigration

More Resources for a Deeply Formed Spiritual Life

Enoch Wan

Diaspora Missiology and Korean Immigrant Churches

In his lecture “The Mission of Korean Immigrant Churches in the USA,” Enoch Wan explores four types of diaspora mission, paying particular attention to the ministry and practice of Korean immigrant churches.

Hee An Choi

Intersectionality in Korean Immigrant Identity

Hee An Choi explores the hybridity of Korean immigrant identity—as a particular Asian immigrant community in the United States—and the Korean church’s leadership role in navigating it.

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Response | Forming Our Identity

W. Gil Shin considers what factors ought to shape and define a re-formed identity for the Korean immigrant church.

Allison Norton

Immigration and US Congregations

Allison L. Norton examines migration’s transformative impact on US society and the reinvention of faith communities across second and third generations.

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Response | Migration’s Christianizing Effect

In response to Allison L. Norton’s lecture on “Immigration and US Congregations,” Kirsteen Kim reflects on the ways immigrant churches reinvent the faith and culture of the church in the United States.

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Panel | Cases from the First Generation

Brian Kim, Daehyuk Yoon, Sinyil Kim, and Jeong Yup Lee share about their experiences leading immigrant churches, touching on both challenges and opportunities, in this panel discussion moderated by Byungjoo Song.

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The “Browning Church” and God’s Renewal

Bobby Harrison and Inés Velásquez-McBryde, pastors of The Church We Hope For, share about how they’ve experienced the healing and renewing work of the Spirit during their church plant’s early years.

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Welcoming the Stranger | Lisseth Rojas-Flores

Lisseth Rojas-Flores reflects on her experience of immigrating to the United States as she discusses the topic of the church’s responsibility to care for immigrants from all nations and backgrounds.

Fuller Sermons

Days of Wanting | Jonathan Tran

Jonathan Tran reflects on his family’s story of immigrating from Vietnam to the States, the costs of the American Dream, and the church’s status as pilgrims without a home.

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A Life of Pilgrimage | Joshua Choonmin Kang

Joshua Choonmin Kang reflects on the life of Abraham—and the work God does at the boundaries—as a model of faithful living for immigrants and the Korean diaspora.

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Panel | Building a Healthy World

Mary Chase-Ziolek, Randy Woodley, and Tina Armstrong discuss what it looks like to build a healthy world by considering the areas of congregations and communities, of theological education, and of the whole of creation, in this panel discussion moderated by Alexia Salvatierra.

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Panel | Trauma and Resilience

Cynthia Eriksson, Lisseth Rojas-Flores, Tommy Givens, and Gladys K. Mwiti discuss trauma care, immigration-related trauma, trauma therapy, and healing for caregivers in this panel discussion moderated by Alexia Salvatierra.

2021 MIssiology Lectures

The Mission of Health

At Fuller’s 2021 Missiology Lectures, practitioners and scholars from around the world explore the church’s role in forming healthy individuals, families, and communities across the globe and throughout history.

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Benediction: 100 Miles

Alumni Mark Finney and Kutter Callaway reflect on their experience of participating in a World Relief fundraiser and on our role to be prophetic witnesses in a world where the number of displaced people continues to increase.

Soong-Chan Rah

Soong-Chan Rah on Generational Dynamics in the Church

Soong-Chan Rah examined the sociocultural factors at play across generations within immigrant churches—with a specific look at the Asian North American church.

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Response | Sunoko Lin and Timothy Park on Asian Immigrant Churches

In response to Soong-Chan Rah’s lecture “Navigating the Generations,” delivered at the 2012 Missiology Lectures, Sunoko Lin and Timothy K. Park discussed the generational divides in Asian Immigrant churches.

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Theologies of the Multicultural Church

At the 2012 Missiology Lectures, Soong-Chan Rah spoke about our need to develop cultural competency to address the changes in ethnoracial diversity in the world and in the church.

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When God Calls | Jaewoo Kim

Jaewoo Kim, reflecting on refugee and immigrant experiences, speaks about rooting ourselves in Christ when we are forced or called into new places, cultures, and relationships.

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Dignidad Más Allá del Estatus

Formada por la historia de migración de su propia familia, Rosa Cándida Ramírez sirve fielmente a su comunidad local de inmigrantes

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Dignity Beyond Status

Shaped by her own family’s story of migration, Rosa Cándida Ramírez faithfully serves her local immigrant community

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Introduction: Migration

Kirsteen Kim, Paul E. Pierson Chair in World Christianity and associate dean for the Center for Missiological Research, introduces this issue’s theme: migration