The ministry of WOL in South Korea is an integration of 5 different areas: advancement, local church ministries, an English immersion discipleship training program (SYME), a one-year Bible Institute and camping. Each of these areas compliments and feeds the others. Our advancement team is not only coaching missionary candidates who are joining the WOL South Korea team but they are also out in churches and schools preaching, helping families and promoting the ministry of WOL. Leads from these contacts are then directed to the appropriate arm of the ministry. Some of these leads end up bringing students to camp or a young person attends SYME in order to be discipled. Many students who complete the SYME program are then eligible to study at WOLBI Jeju for one year before transferring to do a 2nd year at WOLBI NY. While at WOLBI each of our students (Koreans, Japanese, Chinese, Americans, Canadians etc) are involved in winter and summer camp. Many of their campers trust Christ and then later attend SYME and WOLBI. The goal of the WOL South Korea team is to evangelize and disciple young people who will be able to go into other Asian countries to do the same.
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, and commonly referred to as Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. It shares land borders with North Korea to the north, and oversea borders with Japan to the east and China to the west. Roughly half of the country's 51 million people reside in the Seoul Capital Area, the second largest in the world with over 25 million residents. As of 2005, just under half of the South Korean population expressed no religious preference. Of the rest, most are Buddhist or Christian. Today, freedom of religion is guaranteed by the constitution, and there is no state religion.