Korean Global Mission Leaders Forum 2019 Invitation Letter
Dear Colleague in the Service of Jesus,
In the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, warm greetings to you from GMLF!
It is our privilege to invite you to take part in the fifth biennial Korean Global Mission Leaders Forum organized and facilitated by the Global Mission Leadership Forum, exploring broad themes of accountability in mission.
The theme for the KGMLF 2019 touches on one of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century, one that has profound implications for the Church’s faithful and effective service in missions around the world: Missionaries, Mental Health, and Accountability in Church and Agency Support Systems.
By means of case studies and responses, this forum will examine a range of issues and approaches relating to fostering and effectively restoring missionary mental health in contexts of ministry. The continuum of mitigating factors likely to be touched upon by the case studies will include:
- Personal (fatigue, exhaustion, anxiety, loneliness, stress, trauma, burnout);
- Relational (family discord, marriage conflict, dissension, violence, abuse);
- Social (isolation, losses, grief, stages of life, aging);
- Medical (psychosomatic reaction, psychiatric issues, heredity);
- Cultural (identity, cynicism, frustration, hostility); and
- Spiritual (guilt, rigidity of theologies, aversion).
- Organizational (systems of administration, accountability, expectations).
As you consider participating, please know that this gathering will be an invitation-only group of approximately 80 participants, half of whom will be Korean. So that meaningful discussions can take place, all participants will need to be present for the entire gathering. The case studies and responses will be published in both Korean and English volumes for use by missionaries, mission leaders, pastors, church leaders and mission educators.
The forum, scheduled for June 10-14, 2019, will convene at the Kensington Resort Jeju Seogwipo in Korea (http://www.kensingtonresort.co.kr/en/).
If you are interested in the upcoming KGMLF 2019, please send an email to Dr. Jinbong Kim using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Also, if you have any questions or concern, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jinbong Kim.
We look forward to your participation in this forum!
Prof. Jonathan J. Bonk, President, Board of Trustees, Global Mission Leadership Forum
Rev. Dr. Jinbong Kim, Managing Director of Global Mission Leadership Forum and Coordinator of KGMLF