A New Church Networking for New Generation: A Case Study of the Changjo Presbyterian Church in South Korea

  • Kyung-yun Kim , Jun-ki Chung


Since the end of the 19th century, Protestant churches in Korea took the lead in the enlightenment movement not only to break down the barriers of gender discrimination but also to enhance education among poor people. In addition, a new social network was formed through diverse churches’ organizations to facilitate effective communication between Christians. However, currently the churches do not provide the same vitality as in the past to young Korean Christians who have been influenced by postmodernism. In particular, the conflict between generations and the problem of religious communication reached a serious situation. This study focuses on clarifying the causes of such conflicts and incongruities in the churches, and presenting the solution as we examine a church that has solved this crucial problem.