With the theme of, “Grace as our guide,” based on Acts 20:24, our Nexus Convocation 2021 will take place virtually on August 4-7, 2021!
Convocation is a biennial event where Nexus (for young adults and ministry leaders), College Initiative, Youth Initiative, and Children’s Ministry Initiative convene concurrently to worship, learn, and fellowship as the next generations of Korean American United Methodists. All ministries will gather for the Opening and Closing worship; each ministry will have its own program schedule.
This Convocation, we recognize that we are living through historic times. There is much change among us and upon us. But, as people of Wesleyan heritage, we believe that in such change is potential for new paths, forward and outward, made possible by God’s prevenient grace. Our theme of, “Grace as our guide,” articulates this belief and leads us to devote ourselves to three main areas:
- The state of the world and the need to take action against systemic racism
- Our identity as Korean Americans and United Methodists
- The future of Christian ministry itself as well as the role of religious leadership in society
The preacher for our Opening Worship Service will be Pastor Woojin Kang, Pastor of Outreach and Young Adult Ministries at The Nett Church, a multicultural congregation in Atlanta, Georgia, and also Lead Pastor of Korean Church of Norcross UMC.
The preacher for our Closing Worship Service will be Rev. Moonyoung Lee, Hawaii District Superintendent of the California-Pacific Conference.
Registration with a fee of $20 is required. The online form is now available at nexusministry.org/convocation
All are invited to participate in our Convocation activities and, together, we are grateful for the financial support of the United Methodist Korean Ministry Plan (KMP) and the countless staff and volunteers who work hard to make Convocation a reality.
There is so much more for Convocation 2021 – we are not yet ready to announce all of the details publicly. But, further information will be shared on our website as it becomes available.
So, stay connected and be in prayer for another great Nexus Convocation!
James J. Kang, Nexus President
Prumeh Lee, KMP Next Generation Ministries Coordinator
Daniel Chun, College Initiative Director
Dan Kim & Jason Im, Youth Initiative Lead Directors
Tarah Lee Ryu & Jinny Song, Children’s Ministry Initiative Lead Directors