The Story of GMF
Global Missionary Fellowship (GMF) was founded when Korean missionary movement began to emerge in the 1980’s. Although Korean churches have been interested in sharing the gospel to all nations from the early state of Christianity which was introduced more than 100 years ago in Korea, only a handful of her missionaries were engaged in the cross-cultural missionary work until 1980’s. And Korean churches were lack of a well-established sending structure that would not only allow the Korean churches to send out cross-cultural Korean missionaries, but also to be able to cooperate with the international mission organizations through networking and partnership.
That is why the mission agencies such as the Global Bible Translators (GBT), the OMF Korea, and the Global Missionary Training Center (GMTC) joined together under the name of GMF with the intention of becoming a full functioning indigenous mission structure that would become interdenominational as well as international.
Since the establishment of GMF, more entities such as GMP, GPTI, and KRIM have been established. As of 2012, there are 9 entities with 696 overseas missionaries and 89 home staff including general office workers under GMF.
Global Bible Translation (GBT)
GBT is a mission agency committed to bringing every language group their own bible. Established in 1985, GBT has played a part in completing 13 Scripture translations so far. GBT missionaries are involved in ministries such as bible translation, literacy education, and media in 30 countries.
Tel: +82-2-598-5324 www.gbt.or.kr
HOPE is committed to sending ordained and lay professional missionaries to Asia countries called Creative Access Nation HOPE is mainly involved in church planting and disciple training through business, community development, sports, and medical ministries. Currently, HOPE missionaries are serving in countries such as East Asia, South West Asia, Central Asia, and Middle East.
Tel: +82-2-533-6057 www.hope.or.kr
MK NEST provides caring and offers various consultations for the missionary kids’ nurturing, educating, supporting and training. For the ministry, it is involved in networking with MK workers, promoting MK ministry to Korean churches, publishing MK Journal, holding MK camps, and running hostels for MKs.
Tel: +82-2-2652-3519 www.mknest.org
Global Missionary Training Center (GMTC)
Established in 1986 as a missionary training center to cultivate cross-cultural workers, GMTC has aimed at producing missionaries equipped with biblical worldview through holistic training which integrates theory and practice of mission.
Tel: +82-2-2649-3197 www.gmtc.or.kr
GMP is engaged in planting local churches and disciplining planted local churches to become reproducing churches by sharing the gospel through holistic ministries across different countries and people groups.GMP works in teams to achieve its purposes through integrative and various ministries such as evangelism, disciple training, education ministry, community development. GMP focuses on Asian countries, East Europe, West Africa, and Latin America
Tel: +82-2-337-7191 www.gmp.or.kr
Korea Research Institute for Mission (KRIM)
KRIM was founded in 1990 by a few Korean mission administrators as the research arm of GMF. KRIM endeavors to provide information needed for intercultural ministry, to research and develop mission strategies, to consult on mission policies and programs, and to provide educational resources for churches, mission agencies, and missioners.
Tel: +82-2-2654-1006 www.krim.org
GPTI is a training center to equip professional workers to serve as evangelists and church planters through business and vocation in creative access countries. GPTI training is offered every Saturday.
Tel: +82-2-2649-2720 www.gpti.or.kr
Global Leadership Focus (GLF)
GLF is providing leadership training for missionaries with cross-cultural experiences to be equipped with global leadership in times of global mission.
Tel: +82-2-2646-5204 www.glfocus.org
The GMF-North America aims to mobilize, educate, train and send out the 1.5 (Koreans that have immigrated at an early age and have been acculturated yet still retain some Korean identity) and the 2.0 (second generation Koreans) Korean American missionary candidates.
Tel: 1-479-586-2690 www.gmfna.org
GMF Corporation Office
GMF Corporation Office oversees legal affairs of the organization as well as functions as a coordinator of the rest of the entities.
Tel: +82-2-2653-4270 www.gmf.or.kr