Timothy Kiho Park

Director of the Korean Studies Program and Professor of Asian Mission School of Intercultural Studies

Contact Information
626-584-5562
Education
BA, Chongshin University
MDiv, Theological Graduate School of Chongshin University
ThM, Asian Center for Theological Studies and Mission (ACTS)
MA, PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

Timothy Kiho Park has been on the faculty at the School of Intercultural Studies since 1996, teaching Asian missions and serving as director of the Korean Studies program. As an Asian missiologist, he makes unique contributions to the development of Asian missions.

Before coming to Fuller, Park served as a cross-cultural missionary in the Philippines for 15 years and was involved in church planting in metro Manila and various locations on Luzon Island. He helped found the Presbyterian Theological Seminary in the Philippines, where he served as professor and president. Park also founded the Institute for Asian Mission (IAM) and Asian Society of Missiology, through which he works with other Asian missiologists to help Asian churches and missions through research, publication, consultation, and education. He also serves as co-president of West-West Center for Missions Research and Development.

Park has written numerous articles for journals and magazines, as well as writing four books, the most recent of which is Cross-Cultural Church Planting (2005). In addition, he has edited seven books, including, most recently, Asian Churches in Global Mission (coedited with Eunmoo, 2012). Park currently serves as president of the East-West Center for Missions Research and Development. He travels to many countries, providing missions expertise and consulting with mission leaders and missionaries in the field.

Courses Taught

  • MC527: Discipleship in Mission
  • MC583: Cross-Cultural Church Planting
  • MH541: Korean Mission History
  • MH542: Korean Church History
  • MM527: Crucial Issues in Korean Mission

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching

Cross-cultural church planting, Asian mission, discipleship

Publications

Books

  • Missionary Movement of the Korean Church. Seoul: Institute for Asian Mission, 1999.
  • Mission Pathfinder: Korean Mission in the 21st Century. Seoul: Institute for Asian Mission. 2001.
  • Missions in the Local Church. Edited by Melbourne E. Cuthbert and Jeannie Lockerbie. Harrisburg, PA: ABWE Publishing. Translated into Korean [Reedited], Seoul: Institute for Asian Mission, 2004.
  • New Global Partnership for World Mission (edited, English version). Seoul: Institute for Asian Mission, 2004.
  • Cross-Cultural Church Planting. Seoul: The Society of Reformed Faith and Action, 2005.
  • Global Mission and Korean Church (coedited with Wonsuk Ma). Seoul: Mission Times & Institute for Asian Mission, 2006.
  • Tracing the Apostolic Way of Mission (edited, English version). Seoul: Institute for Asian Mission, 2007.
  • Asian Mission: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (edited, English version). Seoul: Institute for Asian Mission, 2008.
  • Calling: Here I Am Send Me (coedited with Wonsuk Ma). Seoul: Qumran Publishers, 2010.
  • Missionary Movement of the Non-Western Churches (coedited with Steve K. Eom). Pasadena, CA: East-West Center for Missions Research and Development, 2011.
  • Mission History of Asian Churches (edited). Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2011.
  • Asian Churches in Global Mission (coedited with Eunmoo Lee, English version). Seoul: East-West Center for Missions Research & Development, 2012.
Articles
  • “Missionary Orientation,” Sweat and Tears of Korean Missionaries. Ed. by Paul Mission of Korea, Seoul: Deulsorisa, 1983. Pp. 50-61.
  • “Trends of the World Mission Toward A.D. 2,000 and the Mission of the Korean Church,” Bit Kwa Sokum (The Salt and Light). Seoul: Tyrannus Books. January 1992, pp. 173-179.
  • “Should the Missionaries and Mission Funds Be Sent Through the Mission Board? (I),” Mission Magazine Quarterly. Seoul: Mission Board of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Korea, Seoul, Korea. December 1992, pp. 20-23 .
  • “Should the Missionaries and Mission Funds Be Sent Through the Mission Board? (II),” Mission Magazine Quarterly. Seoul: Mission Board of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Korea, Seoul, Korea. March 1993, pp. 40-42.
  • “The Philippine Missions: Towards a Self-governing, Self-supporting, and Self-propagating National Church,” Mission Magazine Quarterly. Seoul: Mission Board of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Korea, Seoul, Korea. September 1994, pp. 25-29.
  • “What Am I Doing?” Misyon Pinoy. Vol. I, No. 2. Metro Manila: Association of Korean Missions in the Philippines, July 1995, p. 5.
  • “Redeploying Missionaries: Does the Philippines Still Need Korean Missionaries?” Sunkyo Yonku. Seoul: Global Missionary Training Center. August 1995, pp. 8-9.
  • “Roles of Korean Missionaries in the Philippines,” Misyon Pinoy. Vol. I, No. 3. Metro Manila: Association of Korean Missions in the Philippines. September 1995, pp. 2-5.
  • “Mission Cooperation of Korean Missionaries in the Philippines,” Cooperation and Vision for World Mission. Ed. by Korea World Mission Association, Seoul: Huwetbul, 1996. Pp. 11-16.
  • “Korean Mission Boards and Societies,” pp. 546-547; “Million Souls Movement,” p. 550; “Tong-Hak Movement,” p. 850; and “Young-Nak Presbyterian Church,” p. 926. In A Dictionary of Asian Christianity. Edited by Scott W. Sunquist. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001.
  • “Missionary Title,” The Christian Times Kidok Sinmun (March 28, 2001).
  • “The Mission of the Korean Church in the Era of Globalization,” World Missions. Institute of Chongshin University for Mission, No. 33 (Winter 2001). Pp. 74-86.
  • “Retrospect of Korean Missionary Movement,” Asian Journal of Mission. Ed. Won Suk Ma. Vol. 4, No. 1 (March 2002).
  • Book Review on “A Higher Standard of Leadership” Korea Missions Quarterly. Vol. 3, No. 1, Fall 2003. Pp. 104-107.
  • “The Largest New Factor in Mission Strategy in the 21st Century,” Church and History. Seoul, Korea: Chongshin University Press, 2003. Pp. 695-702.
  • Trends of the 21st Century World Mission and the Mission of the Korean Church,” Diaspora Leadership (Vol. 5, July 2005. Ed. Chan Hee Kim, Los Angeles, CA: KCMUSA. Pp. 24-31.
  • “Lee Ki Poong—Missionary to Jeju Island” Korean Missions Quarterly, (Korea World Missions Association). March 2006
  • “Park Tai-Ro, Kim Young-Hoon, and Sa Pyung-Soon: Korean Missionary Trio in Shantung, China,” Korean Missions Quarterly , No. 20, September 2006.
  • “Church Planting,” Encyclopaedia of Missions and Missionaries (ed. David Levinson), Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group/Routledge Region and Society, 2006
  • “Soon Ho Kim: The First Korean Woman Missionary” Korean Missions Quarterly, No. 21, December 2006.
  • “Ji-Il Pang: The Last Korean Missionary to Shantung, China,” Korean Missions Quarterly, No. 22, Seoul: Institute for Asian Mission, 1997.
  • “Chan Young Choi: The First Korean Missionary After the Independence of Korea,” Korean Missions Quarterly, No. 23. 2007.
  • “Korean Church and World Mission,” Journal of Asian Evangelical Theology, (Ed.) Siga Arles, Bangalore: Asia Theological Association, March 2007.
  • “The Influence of Korean Mission on the World Missionary Movement in the Modern Era,” Global Mission Advance, Seoul: Global Mission Society, Vol. 46, August 2009, Pp. 39-68.
  • “Trend of the World Mission in the 21st Century,” The Pastoral Monthly, Vol. 414, Feb. 2011, pp. 102-105.
  • “Missionary Movement of the Korean Church,” The Pastoral Monthly, Vol. 415, March 2011, Pp. 116-119.
  • “Evangelical Mission Theology,” The Pastoral Monthly, Vol. 416, April 2011, pp. 100-103.
  • Selecting a Mission Field,” The Pastoral Monthly, Vol. 417, May 2011, pp. 104-107.
  • “Selection and Training of Missionaries,” The Pastoral Monthly, Vol. 418, June 2011, pp. 116-119.
  • Language Acquisition and Culture Adaptation,” The Pastoral Monthly, Vol. 419, pp. 120-124.
  • “Cross-Cultural Church Planting,” The Pastoral Monthly, Vol. 420, pp. 114-117.
  • “Immigrant Churches and Mission,” The Pastoral Monthly, Vol. 421, pp. 114-118.
  • “The Influence of the Korean Church on World Missionary Movement (I),” The Pastoral Monthly, Vol. 422, pp. 110-113.
  • “The Influence of the Korean Church on World Missionary Movement (II),” The Pastoral Monthly, Vol. 423, pp. 112-115.
  • “Partnership Ministry,” The Pastoral Monthly, Vol. 424, pp. 112-114.
  • “The Big Picture: Accountability Issues from a Korean Missiologist’s Perspective,” in Accountability in Missions, ed. Jonathan J. Bonk. Eugene, Oregon; Wipf and Stock, 2011.

Additional Information

See Dr. Park’s personal webpage: http://timothykpark.com/

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