Who We Are

Jesus in the centre and His disciples around Him; that is London First Disciples. In the spirit of Christ-centeredness, we seek fulfillment both individually and collectively in worship, fellowship, discipleship, service and missions.

London First Disciples is the English speaking congregation within the London First Korean Presbyterian Church. We want to provide the best environment for each believer to grow as a disciple of Jesus and as a disciple-maker, because we believe both the mission of the church and the mission of each individual are making disciples. We’re not interested in the number of Sunday worship attendance. But we are truly interested to know how many among us are Jesus’ disciples who have completely surrendered their lives to Him.

How about you? Are you a disciple? A work in progress? Why don’t you join your fellow "strugglers" who struggle not for second-rate stuff but for the most important thing in life?


Rev. Young Ho Yoon

Vision

London First Disciples's mission is to re-form each individual into the likeness of Jesus Christ.

Here at LFD we center all of our ministries around The Great Commission.

“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, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28:19-20

The biblical call to making disciples is the mission statement for the church.

Jesus made disciples by selecting a few into whom he poured his life. In the same way, we want God’s Kingdom to be founded on deep and indestructible convictions of the minds of a few, not on the shifting sands of superficial impressions on the minds of many. Hence, LFD makes disciples through the man-to-man discipleship method, believing that disciples cannot be mass produced, but are the product of intimate and personal investment.

A discipleship relationship is one where a leader and follower intentionally walk alongside each other, with the leader encouraging, correcting, and challenging the follower in love to grow toward maturity in Christ. A leader is someone who is committed to God and committed to their follower, doing and teaching exactly as they were taught. A follower learns faith and life personally from a leader who lives by the Word of God, serves with their leader in the work of the gospel, and obeys and submits to their leader.

Core Values

  1. Pure love for God
    Not a mixture of love for God and love for self. God-centeredness and self-abandonment (Luke 9:23-24; 59-62).

  2. Liberating Truth
    “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). We must experience the liberating power of the Word of God—setting sinners free from anger, lust, anxiety, selfishness, dishonesty, doubt, and destructive comparison and competition.

  3. Community (1Corinthians 12:14-27)
    As the body of Christ we share our lives, pray and care for one another. For this purpose one is responsible to let others know his problems. “Suffering secretly” is not a virtue and it rather robs others of the opportunity to care and serve.

  4. Communication (Ephesians 4:15; Nehemiah 2:3-8)
    Communication is crucial to keep the community healthy and to do the works of God effectively. We can’t over-communicate. Communicate with all people in all ways.

  5. Courage & Honesty
    “Honest people are relaxed and confident, bold as lions” (Proverbs 28:1, MSG). For the community to be authentic and for the necessary communication to take place, courage and honesty are prerequisite.

  6. Connection before Performance (John 15:5; 1Corinthians 12:14-27)
    We declare “invalid” a performance that’s been done without connection—connection with God and with fellow believers of the community. We see to it that each individual serves in complete dependence on God and in recognition of the community, its order and peace.

  7. Life-style Discipleship
    Family, school, vocation and vacation are all classrooms for discipleship. It’s because Jesus’ first disciples didn’t attend His discipleship class but lived with Him (John 4:1-38). Discipleship is not education, but imitation of Jesus’ life.

  8. Omnipotent Prayer (John 15:7; Mark 11:24)
    We believe earnest and persistent prayer solves ALL problems. It is the privilege and duty of all Christians to experience such prayer.

  9. Creativity (Genesis 1:27-28)
    We believe in the master Creator our God who bestowed “dangerous” creativity on us—made in His own image—to overwhelm and win this dangerous world to Christ. We value fresh ideas.