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See also our International Youth Ministry Resource Center.



Christian Network Links for Africa  

Unusually helpful list of links across denominational and organizational borders.



International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry (IASYM)

A professional association promoting study of, and training for, youth ministry. See member countries and regional conferences.



International Fellowship of Evangelical Students

Evangelical fellowships of college and university students around the world.


Princeton Project on Youth, Globalization, and the Church

See perspectives and review of literature on effect of Globalization and state of youth ministry in Latin America, Japan, India, South Africa, Ghana, Russia/CIS.



Salesians of Don Bosco International

Catholic ministry to the poor including education and polytechnical schools.


Scripture Union (SU)

A largely volunteer movement working with churches to spread the Gospel to students. See National Movements “Around the World.”



Student Christian Movement (SCM) in Asia 

Formed in 1895, this movement in active in the UK and Asia including India.



Youth With A Mission (YWAM)  















James Kim and Grace Kim cCYS

Rohner, R.P. & Pettengill, S.M. (1985, April). Perceived parental acceptance-rejection and parental control among Korean adolescents. (Special issue: Family development and the child). Child Development, 56(2), 524-28.

Yom, K.Y. (1985). Adolescents relationship with parents as perceived by selected Korean-American early adolescents and their counterparts in Korea. (Dissertation, Temple University, 1985). Dissertation Abstracts International, 46(8-A), 2257.

Pai, Y., Pemberton, D., & Worley, J. (1987). Findings on Korean American early adolescents. Kansas City, MO: School of Education, University of Missouri.

Lee, S.J. (1998, December). Dispelling the myth. Z&d: Korean American. ( Internet magazine.

Hurh, W.M. (1984). Korean immigrants in America: A structural analysis of ethnic confinement and adhesive adaptation. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.

Kim, B-H. & Lee, S.H. (eds.). (1980). The Korean immigrant in America. Montclair, NJ: The Association of Korean Christian Scholars in North America, Inc.  A collection of essays of Korean immigrant issues in America. Though dated, it offers insights and statistics from the earlier, massive-immigration years.

Kim, H-C. (1974). The Koreans in America, 1882-1974. (A chronology and fact book, compiled and edited by author and Wayne Patterson.) Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications. Available at Mugar Library, Boston University (E182.K6.K48). Reference book for immigration and immigrant history in the U.S. May assist in viewing the long-term effects of the immigrant mentality and settling.

Kim, H-J. (1980). Korean-American ministries. Madison, NJ: Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry, Wesley House, Drew University. Available at the Boston University School of Theology Library (Pam Box) BV639.M56. Discusses theology, opportunities, and the future. Interesting predictions from 1980s perspective.

Lee, S.H. (ed.). (1984). Essays on Korean heritage and Christianity. Princeton, NJ: The Association of Korean Christian Scholars in North America.

Lee, S.H. (ed.). (1987). Korean American ministry: A resource book. U.S.: Han Geul Printing Co. Begins with the history of Korean Christian origins, deals with a philosophy of Korean American ministry, bicultural issues and Korean American Christian education. Written in Korean and English, this book gives a variety of perspectives on ministering in the Korean American setting.

MacDonald, D.S. (1990). The Koreans: Contemporary politics and society. (2nd ed.). Boulder, CO: Westview Press. Available at Mugar Library, Boston University (DS 907.18.M33 1990). A look into the past and present of Korean society as well as factors affecting Korean thinking.

Ng, D. (ed.). (1988). Asian pacific American youth ministry: Planning helps and programs. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press.

Program for Asian-American Theology and Ministry. (1991). Models and issues of english-speaking Aorean-American ministry. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Theological Seminary.

Shin, T.Y. (1989, October-1990, June). The education center manual. Orange County, CA: Orange County Korean First Presbyterian Church.  Three-ring binder filled to capacity. Focuses on resources to help the Korean American English-speaking church in ministry to youth and young adults. Contains administrative/structural definitions as well as forms and memos.


Change, H.K. (1982, August). Parental authority as a factor in decision-making of Korean American youth. (Dissertation, Michigan State University, 1982). Dissertation Abstracts International, 43(2-A), 349.

Goette, R.D. (1991, October 19). The transformation of a first-generation church into a bilingual/second generation church. (Paper prepared for the North Park College Korean Symposium).
The emerging generation of Korean Americans-Issues and challenges. Robert Goette is currently the pastor of University Community Church in Chicago, Illinois-an English-speaking Asian American congregation in the Hyde Park community near the University of Chicago. This offers insight into the changing nature of Korean and Korean American ministries in American culture. Goette describes the processes of transformation warning leaders and potential leaders of crisis situations that may or may not lead to a full bilingual/second generation church: "This transformation process will probably take some 25 to 40 years for an average church." Visionary leaders will be the key to successful and fruitful transformations.

Golden, J.G. (1988). Assimilation or biculturalism-which way to adapt in American life? (Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education, Denver, CO, April 7-9, 1988).  Available from EDRS. As found in an ERIC (1991, December) abstract, "Unlike previous immigrants, many of today''s immigrants to the United States are accustomed to American culture since it has permeated the world and has settled into many international cities. An old concept of acculturation saw poor, ignorant immigrants arriving in American and immediately shedding their culture. Now acculturation has become more personalized and individualized. Immigrants have personalized adaptations to the process and much of this involves becoming bicultural. Biculturalism seems to produce less tress than acculturation. The process is exemplified by a study of Korean American high school students who were high achievers and had many friends in among their American counterparts, but who remain deeply interested in their native language and history. They had positive outlooks and were interested in pursuing high education. Their biculturalism was a better approach than acculturation since it led to more positive outcomes and self-concept."

Hesse, G.A.E. (1989). Communication in Korean and Korean American families. OH: The Union Institute. Dissertation Abstracts International, 51(1-A), 114.

Kim, B-L.C. (1980). The future of Korean-American children and youth: Marginality, biculturality, and the role of the American public school. Washington, D.C.: National Institute of Education.
As cited in an ERIC abstract, "In this paper, the educational progress of Korean American is attributed largely to the effects of conflict between biculturality and marginality. This report examines the educational needs and problems of Korean American children and youth with respect to demographic and historical characteristics of Korean Americans and their evolving community."

Kim, H-C. (1977, January-February). Education of the Korean immigrant child. Integrated Education, 15(1). This resource examines the difficulties of teaching Korean immigrant children in the American education loaded with American values and socialization. Emphases in the article are the cultural differences resulting in socialization shortcomings.

Program for Asian-American Theology and Ministry
Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ. (609) 497-7887. Contact sheet available for more specific agencies that can help one learn about what is happening in the Korean American community.

Pioneers For Christ
14 Terrace Road, Norristown, PA 19401. (215) 277-3930. A para-church youth organization, Pioneers For Christ sponsors a year-round program for Korean American youth, and provides students opportunities to serve.

Asian American Christian Education Curriculum Project
c/o San Francisco Presbytery, 545 Ashbury Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530

Association of Korean Christian Scholars in North America, Inc.
P.O. Box 652, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

Harvard School of Asian American Studies: The Yenching Library
Cambridge, MA . The Asian American studies program is one of the strongest in the area. Many of its resources are located in the Yenching Library. The Harvard Libraries are centrally connected through HOLLIS (Harvard On Line Library Information System) so all available books and resources can be searched through tapping HOLLIS. The resources are closed for circulation from non-Harvard viewers. With proper identification, Yenching is available for in-house reading and photocopying.

Andover-Harvard School of Theology
Cambridge, MA  In the library, some resources in youth ministry and Asian American theology are available. Korean American resources are scarce.



The  following resources are related to Korean American youth ministry.

See various countries. “… a family of ministries” with a “passion to know God and to make Him known.”