May 5, 2004
By Kathy L. Gilbert*
(UMNS)-A move to continue the Korean American National Plan was
overwhelmingly approved May 5 by the United Methodist General
"I have been a United Methodist pastor for 22 years,
but this is probably the year I will most remember," said the Rev.
Brandon Cho, director of the plan. "This is the year of working together
as one team. The Korean National Plan is not just an ethnocentric plan
for the Korean community, it is everyone’s ministry in the United
Developers of the five ethnic initiatives of
the church proposed to the General Conference worked together as a team
and supported each other’s plans. The plans are:
- Native American Comprehensive Plan
- Asian American Language Ministry
- Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century
- Korean American National Plan
- National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry
a vote of 870 to 42, the conference approved continuing the Korean plan
with a budget of $3.2 million, which is included in the budget of the
Board of Global Ministries.
In other action the conference also
approved continuing the Asian American Language Ministry Study with a
budget of $1.6 million and the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino
Ministry with a budget of $3.8 million. Funds for those initiatives are
also included in the budget for the Board of Global Ministries.
*Gilbert is a staff writer for United Methodist News Service.
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