• Welcome Newcomers
  • I AM NEW!
  • Welcome!
  • Welcome and thank you for visiting Sungrak Church.
  • First time at Sungrak Church?
    We are glad you found us and are interested in becoming a member of our church. We bless and welcome you with all our heart. Let us guide you as to how to you can meet Jesus Christ and partake in our church community.
  • · Visitor to membership at Seoul Sungrak Church
  • Newcomers Worship Service
  • · Newcomers Worship Service?
    Happy new contact with God, Newcomers Worship Service!
    Newcomers Worship Service is the open service for newcomers who visit Sungrak or come to the church for the first time. It would help newcomers feel comfortable with church, and it would support church members to bring their friends and family to church. We believe that this service would be the bridge between you and church, and walk you through the process of church settlement: Lord’s day service, Newcomer Academy, Membership and Community group settlement. Are you new here ?

    You are so welcomed.
    Newcomer service has been prepared for you.
  • · Newcomers Worship Service
    - Time : Lord’s Day 11:00 am
    - Place : Matthew Hall, World Christian Leaders Center (2F)
    - Address: 390-3 (Sindorim-ro 51) Sindorim-dong Guro-gu, Seoul.
    - Contact: 070-7300-6236
  • Next Steps Education Courses
  • Education Course
  • Steps by Step Education Courses
    • School Encounter
      First step! New encounter!
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  • Baptism
  • "Go therefore and make disciple of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." Matthew 28:19
    "He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned."Mark 16:16
    "Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?" Acts 10:47
  • Jesus, after His resurrection commanded us to be baptized. Therefore, every believer should confess his faith by being baptized.
    Baptism is the burial of the “old man”. The Roman Catholic Church changed baptism from immersion to sprinkling or pouring water over one’s head. However, the Bible makes it clear that one must go under and be completely covered in water. Baptism fulfills the biblical meaning of a burial.
  • Origin and history of Baptism
    Jesus commanded His disciples to baptize believers in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In 417 AD, infant baptism was established as a code at the Council of Carthage. 1311 AD, the Council of Ravenna declared the baptism by sprinkling was the only baptism approved by the Roman Catholic Church and condemned baptism by immersion as heresy and executed anyone who administered and received immersion baptism.During the Reformation the proponents of the Reformation opposed the sacraments imposed by Roman Catholicism and contended for immersion baptism and the Lord’s Supper. However, because they needed the support of the Anglican Church to fight against Roman Catholicism, they continued to advocate infant baptism. They also persecuted the Anabaptists who opposed infant baptism and held to their claim on the ‘Believer’s Baptism’.
    Who can be baptized?
    One should be baptized as soon as he accepts Jesus (Acts 8:34-39; 16:29-33)
    One could be baptized wherever there is water (Acts 8:36-38)
    Whoever believes can be baptized (Acts 819:4-6)
    One who is called and ordered by the Lord can administer baptism (Acts 8:26-39)
    The Meaning and Significance of Baptism.
    Baptism commanded by the Lord is full immersion under water. Immersion was the usual form of baptism until the middle ages, and sprinkling was employed only in exceptional cases. However, in 1311 AD, the Council of Ravenna declared the baptism by sprinkling was the only mode of baptism approved by the Roman Catholics. The Roman Catholic Church accused immersion baptism as heresy and executed anyone who practiced immersion baptism. They ordered that anyone who resisted the Pope’s decree to be given baptism by immersion and then be drowned to death. Beginning with eighteen young men, some records reveal that until the Reformation, an estimate of fifty million Christians was martyred. Even after the Reformation, the Presbyterian and Methodist Churches continued persecuting those who practiced immersion baptism together with the Roman Catholic Church.The Baptist Church does not accept ‘born believers’ and infant baptism because infants are unable to profess their faith and their baptism is invalid. Moreover, one should be baptized as a requirement of salvation but because he has been saved. Baptism is the commandment of Jesus by which one confesses his faith. Hence it is not proper to baptize a person who is not sure of his faith and has not truly repented. On the other hand, one should be baptized immediately when he truly believes in Jesus and confesses his faith, not after a certain period of time.
  • Overseer's Words on Baptism
    It is important to understand the meaning of Baptism. Whoever acknowledges Jesus as Lord can be baptized and is thereby united with Jesus. Through baptism, one confesses Jesus Christ as Lord. Jesus Christ is my Lord. I die for He died, and I live just as He lived again.When we are immersed under water, we experience Jesus’ death on the cross. As we come out of the water, we rise again as new creations. Baptism is our confession, that we are united into His death and resurrection, and that we will share in His fate.The faith of Christianity begins with baptism just as Jesus began His public ministry after He was baptized. At His ascension, Jesus commanded His disciples to go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matt 28:19). We need to pay attention to the fact that He was baptized before He began preaching the Gospel and finally commanded His disciples to baptize believers. We should be able demonstrate our salvation before many witnesses through baptism. The Baptist Church does not give baptism just because they are Baptist; instead, believers who received baptism gathered to form the Baptist Church. At Sungrak Church, we believe that baptism is the commandment of the Lord and obey as the Bible teaches. We believe that practicing baptism in obedience to the Lord’s command is the way of returning to the Bible. The history of the church has been the trail of blood of such believers. And today at Sungrak Church, we are leading the Berea Movement so as to return to the Bible and continue obeying the commandment of the Lord.
    I sincerely welcome all of you to Sungrak Church and bless you in the name of the Lord.
    Thank you.

    Overseer Sung-Hyun Kim
  • Membership
  • · Becoming a member of the body of Christ in the Sungrak Family.
    To become a member of the church does not mean that you sign up to another social organization. It’s about becoming a part of the church, a member of the body of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and be united with God.Whoever does not confess Jesus as the son of God and Christ cannot be a genuine Christian, but whoever has this faith can receive the remission of sins and become a child of God. Then he is united with Christ by confessing this faith before God and men through baptism.Christians who join the church are cared for and nurtured with the word of God and the Holy Spirit, and mature to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. Ultimately, they become soldiers of Christ and partake in God’s ministry. The Bible teaches that this is the will of God for us, and Jesus promised a great reward for such partakers of Christ’s ministry.
    • · Steps to Membership

  • · Benefits of Membership

    First, you are acknowledged as a genuine Christian.

    “Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.” Ephesians 2:19
    “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.” Romans 12:5

    Second, you become part of a spiritual family that sincerely encourage and support you in your life as a Christian.

    “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:1-2
    “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25

    Third, you may receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and be used for God’s ministry as a member of the body of Christ.

    “There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-7

    Fourth, you would be taught and sheltered by the leaders at church.

    “Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.” Hebrew 13:17
    “Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.” Acts 20:28-29

    Fifth, you learn about your responsibilities as a member of the body of Christ in order to attain the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ

    “Submitting to one another in the fear of God.” Ephesians 5:21
  • · Prerequisites for Membership
    - First, confess that Jesus is the son of God and Christ, your Savior and Lord.
    - Second, be baptized by immersion as a public confession of faith.
    - Third, commit to live a new life as a Christian and undertake the newcomer’s course.
    - Fourth, vow to fulfill the ‘Five Duties of Saints’ ? honoring the Lord’s Day, tithing, daily dawn prayer, daily Scripture reading, daily evangelism.
  • Newcomer FAQ
  • If you have further questions, please ask our pastors and ministers or directors of your course and they will be more than happy to assist you.