Fact Sheet

CGM Factsheet

The Christian Gospel Mission (Providence) is a non-denominational Christian movement consisting of about 300 churches in South Korea, and another 100 affiliated churches scattered among 50 other countries.

Official Name

Internationally: Christian Gospel Mission (CGM)

Nationally: CGM (Taiwan), CGM (Japan), etc.

Informal Name

“Providence” (and its translations) :  A term derived from theologians and Christian leaders in the past, meaning “God’s Will and history.”

Founded

1978 in Seoul, South Korea by Pastor Jung Myung Seok.

Organization

  • Christian Gospel Mission is internationally based in South Korea.
  • Christian Gospel Mission is organized in some nations under national titles, such as CGM (Taiwan), CGM (Japan).
  • Churches: Churches have their own distinct names with various levels of affiliation with CGM. Typically, the affiliation is limited to doctrinal teachings, and churches operate independently in terms of finance and structure. Churches operate according to their nation’s laws and processes.
  • Pastors / Pre-Pastors / Ministers: Affiliated churches appoint their own leaders to manage church affairs under the pastoral system.

Total Churches

South Korea: 300
Elsewhere: 100

Attendance

South Korea: More than 100,000
Elsewhere: More than 10,000

Location

  • CGM’s Retreat Center is located at the following address: 143-1 Seokmak-ri, Jinsan-myeon, Geumsan, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea. [Contact Number + 82-41-753-9971]
  • The more than 300 CGM churches in South Korea are located in all provinces.
  • Beyond South Korea, we have churches in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa, Japan, Republic of China (Taiwan), Malaysia, Hong Kong, and other nations.

Governing Documents

  • CGM believes in the authority of the Bible and the messianic mission of Jesus Christ. We emphasize the importance of sincere faith in the Holy Trinity, by practicing the Bible’s teachings.
  • CGM believes the bible contains parables and symbols, and that it should not be interpreted literally but with an understanding of the context and meaning.

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