We are thankful to God that Inland EM has taken a step towards further
maturity as a congregation with the election of John Han as ordained
deacon. Our denomination, as a Presbyterian church government
system, functions in the 3 office understanding of church officers:
teaching elder (reverend), ruling elder (session member), and deacon.
The distinction of assistant (suhree jipsah) and ordained deacon
(ahnsoo jipsah) is a Korean cultural one, so it’s best understood that
the PCA’s deacon is an ordained deacon of a Korean immigrant church.
So of the 3 offices in a Presbyterian church government, our
congregation has 2 filled: teaching elder (myself) and deacon (John
Han). I pray that the Lord will train and provide a ruling elder from
our congregation soon!
Rev. Daevid Yoon