The concept of a megachurch takes on a whole new meaning here in Korea, where, statistically speaking, nearly 1 out of every 10 people living in Seoul is a member of this church. Yeouido Full Gospel Church boasts nearly 1 million church members, and its Sunday service can hold approximately 26,000 people with 600,000 people cycling through one of its seven Sunday services. Regardless of your religious background, it is staggering to not only think of the rapid growth of Christianity but also the scale to which Koreans take it.
Get a sense of a strong part of Korean culture by attending one of Yeouido Full Gospel’s Sunday services, but be sure to show up at least an hour ahead of time to get a seat in the main sanctuary. Otherwise, you’ll be watching the service on television in one of the overflow rooms with all the other latecomers.
* Other language services such as Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese and Spanish are provided. Please visit their official website for more details.