Women have served in many essential positions in Korean Adventist churches. To respond to the growing need to train them properly, the Women’s Ministries department of the Korean Union Conference (KUC) has provided various training programs over the years. From March 27-30, 2022, the KUC Women’s Ministries held a “Women’s Leadership Training School” at the Mission Leadership Training Center of the Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD) on Jeju Island.
In the school, forty-two women leaders who were recommended by five local conferences under KUC gathered to enjoy fellowship and benefit from helpful lectures. Speakers included Raquel Arrais, NSD Women’s Ministries director, Kim SiYoung, NSD president, An JaeSoon, professor of counseling psychology at Sahmyook University in Korea, Lee HakBong, former president of Yeosu Sanitarium and Hospital, Yun CheongSil, KUC Women’s Ministries director, and Yoon JaeSung, director of the Mission Leadership Training Center on Jeju.
The Women’s Leadership Training School was attended by members of the Korean Adventist Women’s Association, leaders of missionary groups, women and family ministries leaders from local churches, and Sabbath School coordinators. It was a time to encourage and motivative them to renew their commitment and dedicate themselves to the Korean Church’s mission initiative: “I Will Go, Reach My World.”
After the event, the feedback survey showed high satisfaction with the training. “We will continue to run the leadership school so that more women can benefit by educational opportunities. We also plan to produce and distribute video lectures which allow women to train themselves to be God’s servants wherever they are,” said Yun, KUC Women’s Ministries director.