The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod began work in South Korea in 1958. In 1971, the Lutheran Church in Korea (LCK) became an LCMS sister church. It also joined the International Lutheran Council. Our missionaries currently serve in general support to the LCK and at Luther Theological Seminary. We continue to encourage and support the planting of churches in South Korea, particularly near the military base in Pyeongtaek. The congregations in this area serve both local Koreans and US military personnel.

Giving Thanks in Seoul

A description of the altered 2020 Thanksgiving celebration at the International Lutheran Church in Seoul, South Korea.

Life as a Missionary in South Korea

The Rev. Dr. John (Hans) Trinklein shares his experiences of living and serving as a professor at a Lutheran seminary near Seoul, South Korea.

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Ministry in the time of coronavirus

Vulnerable times, such as the coronavirus outbreak, offer special opportunities to share the peace, confidence and ultimate rest we have in Jesus.