Enoch Jinsik Kim

Assistant Professor of Communication and Mission StudiesSchool of Intercultural Studies

Contact Information
BS, INHA University in Korea
MS, INHA Graduate School in Korea
Studies, China Central Minority University; China Language and Culture University in Beijing; Xian Petroleum University
MA, PhD, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary

Biographical Information

A native Korean with nearly 16 years of employment and missionary work in China, Enoch Kim completed his PhD in Intercultural Studies at Fuller Seminary and then began teaching for Fuller as an adjunct. While continuing to serve China as a missionary of HOPE (Helping Overseas Professional Employment) in the Global Missionary Fellowship (GMF), Kim initiated the SIS Korean Doctor of Missiology Program.

Kim’s ongoing mission service includes being a team coordinator in Frontiers Mission, a research associate in the Fruitful Practice Research Team, and a member of the advisory committee of the Korean Global Leadership Institute. From 2004 to 2011 he served as city director for JOY Mission in Xian, China. He founded the Cross Cultural Training Center (CCTC), served as its executive director (2003-2011), and taught courses on Muslim evangelism, mission theology, communication and strategy, acculturation, and anthropology, among others, to missionaries and representatives from a Chinese house church seminary. He has taught similar courses at other schools in Asia, as well as seminars at All Nations Church in Los Angeles.

In northwestern China, Kim was the field coordinator at Hope Mission and then the team coordinator for missionaries with Hope and Frontiers working with Muslims. His writings focus on Muslims in northwestern China, with articles published in Korean Missions Quarterly, International Journal of Frontiers Missions, and Missiology.

Courses Taught

  • ME506/606/MK720: Communicating Gospel Cross-Culturally
  • ME512/612/MK742: Survey Research for Effective Communication
  • MN519/619/MK719: Urban Ministry in Glocal Context
  • KM700: Orientation to DMiss Program
  • KM702: Literature Review Seminar
  • KM704: Mixed Research Methodology

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching

Intercultural communication, urban mission and ministry, research methodology, inter-ethnic dynamics



2004 “What Makes Islamic Fundamentalism Rise? (Islam Gnbonjuyinen Wae Balhenghanenga?)” Korean Missions Quarterly 4, no. 2 (2004): 53-59.
2004 About Plan of Launching HOPE Mission in the United States (HOPE Mijujiyuk Dongwonsayuk), the Second HOPE Missionaries General Meeting, Korea, 2004, unpublished, pp. 68-69.
2005 “A Hole for Mission to Islam, A New Face that Came from the Impact of Modernization (Islam Sungyoui Tmsae, Hyundaehua Mulgyulsoke Natanan Sae Ulgul).” Korean Missions Quarterly 4, no. 3 (2005): 34-42.
2006 “Team Ministry of HOPE (HOPEui Team Sayuk).” The Third HOPE Missionaries General Meeting, Korea, 2006, unpublished, pp. 49-51.
2010 “An Effective Serving to Overseas Mission of Chinese Church: from Korean Church’s View (Junggookgyohuiui Haewaesungyorel Hyoguajukwero Sumginengil)” Korea Missions Quarterly 9, no. 4 (2010): 148-163.
2010 “A New Mission Tool in Creative Access Nations: Christian Virtual Community in China.” International Journal of Frontiers Missions 27:4, October-December 2010, pp.183-188.
2011 “A New Entrance Gate in Urban Minorities: Chinese Minority Muslim, the Hui Case,” Missiology, 49, no. 3: 353-371.
2013 “Power and Pride: A Critical Contextual Approach to Hui Muslims in China” International Journal of Frontiers Missions 30:1, Spring 2013, pp. 31-37.
2013 “‘Us’ or ‘Me’? Modernization and Social Networks among China’s Urban Hui.” In Longing for Community: Church, Ummah, or Somewhere In Between? ed. David Greenlee, Pasadena, CA.: William Carey Library.
2013 “Urban Mission and Korean Missionary (Hangook Sunkyosa Wa Dosisungyo).” Church Growth, August. pp. 102-107.
2014 “Understanding the Mixed Methodology for Missional Church Movement (Sunkyojuk Gyohuiwoondongui Tonghap Yunku Bangbupron Yihae).” The Korean Society of Mission Studies 36: 76-104.
Chapter in Book
2013 “‘Us’or ‘Me’? Modernization and Social Networks among China’s Urban Hui.” In Longing for Community: Church, Ummah, or Somewhere In Between? Ed. David Greenlee. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library.
Training Material
1993 Editor of the textbook HOPE Creative Access Nation School Training Material and Readers, HOPE (Printed as internal training manual).

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