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About us: A Christian Non-Profit Mission Organization

Glocal Mission is a multi-ethnic network of disciples of Jesus committed to intentionally seek the lost, disciple the found, and multiply disciple makers and churches locally (Houston, TX) and globally (USA and around the world) with caring love of God.

The Term GLOCAL /ˈɡlōk(ə)l/ is not a typo but fusion of both global and local. The term glocal reflects or characterizes by both local and global considerations. It’s not a global or local missions. It’s not overseas or domestic missions. It’s BOTH global AND local missions. Our God is Glocal Missionary God for Glocal Mission field. Remember: You’re either a mission field or missionary by vocation.

Glocal Mission equips and mobilizes people to become everyday disciple making missionaries by vocation in their own backyard and beyond (GloCally) to make eternal difference in their community, for their community and with their community.

Vision Statement: We want to see more lost people being saved with the gospel, the hurting people being met their needs holistically, more gospel-centered and great commission-driven disciple makers and churches being multiplied from every nation, tribe, language, and people group to God's glory and for the common good! (cf. Rev. 5:9; 7:9)

Core Values:

  • There Exist Only Two Kinds of People - Mission Field or Missionary (Ekklesia=sent ones with a missional vocation and purpose). Those who are perishing or those who are being saved. Lost or Saved. (1 Cor. 1:18; 1 P. 2:7; 2 Cor. 4:3-4; 2:12; 3:14) "Every heart without Christ is a mission field and every heart with Christ is a missionary by vocation." -Rev. Dr. David Kim

  • Eternity Matters: Lost people matter to God and matter to us. (Ezek. 34:16, Matt. 28:18-20; 24:14; Luke 15:40, Luke 19:10, Acts 1:8)

  • Multiplication –We believe in healthy disciples and churches that multiply (Deut. 1:11; Gen. 13:16; Gen. 22:17; Acts 6:7)

  • Holistic Ministry & Discipleship– We believe in ministry, outreach, and discipleship to the whole person and for common good of the whole community. (Deut. 14:29; Lev. 25:39-50; Ex21:1-6; Matt. 9:35-38; Matt. 25:40- 45)

  • Missional Stewardship – Our Talent, Time, and Treasure are God’s, therefore, they are to be managed wisely and invested generously for the sake of the Gospel and for the common good. (2 S. 24:24; 1 Chron. 29:1-19; Mal. 3:6-10; Matt. 6:19-21; Matt. 14:13-21; Lk. 12:13-21, 48; Lk. 16:1-13; 1 Cor. 4:1-2; Gal. 5:22-23; Eph. 3:1-21)

  • Servant Leadership - Leading by serving, serving by leading. (Jn. 13:1-7; Matt. 20:25-28; Mark 8:33-38; Phil. 1:2, 25-30)

  • Relationships – We believe ministry is most fruitful when done through grace- centered relationships. (Col. 3:18-4:6; Rom. 12:9-21)

  • Accountability – We are accountable to God and to His people for the gifts He’s given us and the ministry He’s called us to. (Luke 10:17-20; 2 Kg. 5:15-17; Amos. 3;1-2; Acts 14:26-2; 2 Cor. 8:21)

  • Living Coram Deo – Living our entire life in the presence of God, under the authority of God, to the pleasure and glory of God alone. Therefore, whatever we are doing, wherever we are doing it, and however we do it, we are acting under the gaze of God. (Ps. 51:9-12; Dt. 31:16-18; Ps. 27:9-10; Lk. 22:61-62; 2 Cor. 4:14)

  • Prayer – When we kneel down God is at work. However, prayer does not eliminate our need to plan and act. (Neh. 2:4; 2 Kgs. Ex. 32:9-14; Ex. 14:15; Gn. 18: 20-33; Phil. 4:6- 7; 1 Chron. 4:9-10; 2 Chron. 20:1ff; 1 John 5:14-15, 1 Tim. 2:2; Col. 1:9-14; Acts 4:24- 30; John 17:1ff; Lk. 10:2; 18:1; Mk. 9:29; Ps. 122:6-9)

  • 4 Self Church Planting Principles - Churches that are self-sustaining, self-governing, self-propagating and self-theologizing (theology in lower case differing from theology in capital letter). (Acts 14:21; 16:5; 8:4, 15:21; 19:9-10)

  • Ethnic Diversity – We believe that God loves all people and commands us to reach all people regardless of race, color, and language. We understand the linguistic and cultural differences and diverse spiritual giftedness but these must not be the the barriers but blessings and edification of people for the sake of the gospel and for the common good. (1 Cor. 12; Rom. 12; Eph. 4:11-16; Rev. 7:9; Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)

  • Indigenous Ministry – We are committed to working through local harvest workers and leaders that God has placed in their community for their community and with their community. Local leaders are those that best understand the means, manner, and methods that communicate truth within the context of their culture without compromising the Gospel. (1 Cor. 9:19-23; John. 20:21,22; 1 Ts. 1:5-8; 2 Tim. 2:1-3)

  • Team Ministry – The Great Commission is too big for anyone to accomplish alone and too important not to try to do it together. (taken from Missio Nexus) (Rom. 12:3-8; Eccl. 4:12; 1 Cor. 12:12-31; 1 Cor. 10:24; Mark 2:14-17; Eph. 4:1-8)

Houston Demographic Facts

  • Nearly 7 Million Residents
  • Over 220 Spoken Languages
  • 142 Distinct Nationalities
  • Over 70,000 Refugees
  • 75% Unchurched
  • 41% speak a language other than English at home
  • 350 different identified ethnolinguistic people groups
  • 1 Million residents are foreign born

“Greater Houston has become one of the nation’s most ethnically and culturally diverse metropolitan areas” –Stephen Klineberg

World Demographic Facts

  • 7.7 Billion People
  • 6,510 Languages Spoken
  • 7,082 Unreached People Groups
  • 41% of the World is Unreached

The Union Baptist Association reports, “At the present rate of growth, it would take 1450+ years and a cost of 47.9 billion to reach our current population.

Rev. Dr. David Kim

President & Lead Pastor at Glocal Mission

Dr. Kim was born in South Korea. He was a missionary and church planter in Ecuador between 1989 and 2001 before coming to the USA. In 2000, he met his wife Juhee in S. Korea and married to her in Ecuador in 2001. He is currently serving as president and lead pastor at Glocal Mission based in Houston, TX. The vision of Glocal Mission is to raise up one million disciple makers for the task of the Great Commission in USA and around the world by 2031. Under his leadership, more than 50 churches being planted in USA and around the world and thousands of pastors and leaders are being trained in places like Honduras, Ecuador, S. Korea, India, China, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Mexico, USA, and many others. From 2007 to 2016 (Sep), for 9 years, he served as Mission Director at LINC Houston. He has been serving for over 7 years at the Board of Mission Administration for TX District of LC-MS. Dr. Kim also serves as adjunct professor at Concordia University Irvine, CA and Concordia Seminary St Louis, MO.

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