Campus Crusade for Christ
In 1951 Bill and Vonette Bright founded Campus Crusade for Christ at the University of California Los Angeles. For within the college ranks they saw the leaders of the future and the unlimited potential possessed by these students to win the world for Jesus Christ. They sought to glorify God by helping to fulfill the Great Commission in this generation, in the power of the Holy Spirit, by "Winning, Building, Training and Sending" college students. The Great Commission as stated in Matthew 28:18-20 reads:
"Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, even to the very end of the age."
Korea Campus Crusade for Christ
A young man named Joon Gon Kim was studying in California when he met Bill Bright and caught the vision of Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC). After returning to Korea, Rev. Joon Gon Kim founded Korea CCC in 1958, establishing the first overseas branch of CCC. In effect, Dr. Kim was the first to put "International" into CCC International. The Korea ministry now has over 1,000 full-time staff, hundreds more all over the world, and Christian movements on almost every college in South Korea.
KCCC in America
In 1996, Dong Whan Kim (a Korea CCC staff) arrived thousands of miles away in LA sharing in the vision to reach Korean-Americans. Although there were campus movements in California, they also were difficult to sustain. The following year, Dong Whan Kim opened up LA GCTC, a new training center targeting Korean-American graduates and challenging them to serve on staff with "KCCC in America". Each year, college graduates have enthusiastically taken GCTC, going on to serve in LA, NY, Toronto, Chicago, and even into the overseas missions field where cross-cultural training is vital. With a growing team of well trained full-time and associate staff, "KCCC in America" has since witnessed a new generation of college students being raised up to live Christ-centered lives on their campuses, in their workplace, and into the world!
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