Synodal Senior Daniel Ženatý made a long-planned visit to the Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK) at the end of October. The Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren has had very friendly contacts with this church. Korean Christians meet regularly in Prague, in our churches in Kobylisy and in Střešovice.
In Korea, the Synodal Senior attended interviews with church leaders and with teachers from the theology seminariesin Seoul and Gwangju. He met a representative of the Korean mission, which operates in 127 countries, and also visited a newly formed parish near Seoul. He preached in two churches in Seoul and at the Gwangju University. At both seminaries he lectured on “ECCB from non-freedom to freedom, the transition from totalitarianism to freedom”.
The Koreans are interested in the experience of our Church, which went through a period of two totalitarianisms in the last century. Our experience helps them understand what life in the absence of freedom means. They are also watching how we manage the transition to full financial independence at a time when there has been a certain decline after years of rising numbers of members.