Jiho Choi and his spouse travelled to Shawnee from Venezuela where he has begun a campus ministry and is starting a college. His interest is in cultural ministry – music and art , which he taught in Korea before he began his mission work. Choi was the worship leader for the Global Baptist Church in Seoul, Korea – a church of over 30,000 members and probably the largest Baptist church in the world. His father was one of the pioneers of Baptist work in Korea as a church planter and pastor. Choi has expressed how appreciative he is of the scholarship provided by Central, as it would have been very difficult for him to pursue this degree otherwise. His mission work is not subsidized by his former congregation, nor denomination, so he has to raise the support for his ministry.
Central is gathering strength through the power of God’s Spirit who dwells in the midst of this community. There has never been a more urgent time to prepare women and men for creative service in churches and communities. We are grateful for faithful friends who sustain our mission through their giving and prayers; YOU are essential to our flourishing. We are grateful for faculty members committed to formation for ministry; and we are grateful for learners whom God is calling to declare the urgency of the Gospel.
There are two particular emphases that are currently focusing our ongoing mission: Congregational Health and Global Christianity
Throughout the pages of our website, we invite you to learn more about Central. We have a long history and yet find ourselves more like a new start as the Spirit refocuses us for the future.
Paul describes the approach of his mission team in 2 Cor. 6:11 with these words: “Our heart is wide.” God is making the heart of Central Seminary wide in this time of hopeful promise. We invite you to allow the Spirit to widen your heart, also, as you journey in prayer, giving, and hope with Central.