"Welcome to Saemoonan Church!"
Saemoonan Church, founded in 1887, is the first organized church of Korea.
For this reason, it is known as the “mother church” of Korea.
The Church has the longest history in this nation and going forward,
the Church has grand, yet young aspirations for the future
This is the aspiration of Saemoonan Church.
First, we aspire to be like the early churches.
We thus seek to become a church with the following characteristics: filled with the Holy Spirit;
overflowing with the Word; moved through worship; persistent in prayer; full of love;
witnessing to the Word; contributing to society; and worthy of trust, love,
and respect from the world so that God may be glorified through us.
Second, we aspire to renew the churches of Korea.
We want to be a church that stands firm on the truth of the gospel, to be unshaken in our faith,
to be a model example in all aspects, and to serve others with a motherly mind.
Third, we aspire to be responsible towards this country and the world.
We would like to be a church that takes the lead in social purification, demonstrates devotion to our people and country,
and fulfills the mission of world evangelism. Saemoonan Church recognizes the pressing need for the churches of Korea
to undergo reformation and is determined to take on full responsibility as the mother church. To that end,
we first need to have a proper understanding of faith and carry out that faith in action.
We hope to be witnesses of the joy of God’s kingdom to this world. While pioneering the biblical and evangelical reformed faith of the Presbyterian Church, we will hold on to our church’s long tradition of interdenominational spirit of cooperation.
Whilst our final hope is in God’s eternal kingdom, we will gladly take on the mission given to us this day and embrace the issues and pains of our society, country, and people. We wish to have a motherly mind towards all Christians and ultimately towards all peoples.
We aspire to be a church that is proper rather than big, generous rather than rich, serving rather than boastful, and exemplary in all ways. We want to be a church that belongs to no one but God, a church where only Jesus’ name remains, and a church that only follows the ways of the Holy Spirit.
We hope that this website will help to further your understanding of Saemoonan Church, strengthen fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ, and establish a basis for cherishing this country and developing a bright and healthy society according to God’s will.
Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. SOU-YOUNG LEE