Hanmaum Church founded Hanmaum English Ministry, or Hanmaum EM, with the purpose of reaching out to the English-speaking Asian-American community. Although the ministry started only with a handful of people, God blessed Hanmaum EM by allowing us to incorporate people from many facets of life: college students, graduate students, working professionals, and even parents from all over the RTP area.
Translated to English, Hanmaum literally means “united in heart and mind”. It is because we worship one Father that we are brothers and sisters in Christ. Through Christ’s work on the cross, our relationship with our Father is restored and our estranged relationship with one another has been made new through Christ and His Spirit. Our ministry strives to worship the Lord through our services and our fellowship. We strive to know God better through our study of the Bible and we strive to make the message of the gospel made known to those around us. We invite anyone who shares this desire to join us! We pray that together we can fulfill Christ’s calling over our ministry.
"Growing together in love for God, church, and community.”
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God,
and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.”
-1 John 4:7
We believe that God exists eternally in three persons, and that these three persons make up one God – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are co-equal in all things, co-eternal, and all three equally worthy of all worship and obedience. (Matthew 28:18-19; Mark 12:29; John 1:14; Acts 5:3-4)
We believe that the Bible is God’s revelation of Himself and His will to man. It is written in the words of men which were divinely inspired by God. The entirety of the Bible is the Word of God. It is wholly true in everything that it affirms. The Bible is the unique, full and final authority on all matters of faith and practice. It is fully without error in its original and has been faithfully transmitted to us. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20; Psalm 18:30; Psalm 119:96)
We believe that Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully man, that He was born of the virgin Mary and lived a sinless life. While on the earth Jesus performed many signs, wonders, and great miracles as recorded in the four gospels. He was crucified, died to take the penalty for our sins, and was raised bodily to life on the third day. Afterward He ascended into heaven and is presently seated at the right hand of the Father where He is head of the Church, interceding for all believers. He will personally, visibly and bodily return again to earth to set up His millennial kingdom. (Hebrews 1:2, 4:15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Romans 8:34; Matthew 16:27)
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is one of the three persons of the Trinity and possesses all the divine attributes. He convicts the world of sin, indwells believers, baptizes and seals all believers at the moment of salvation, endows each believer with unique gifts, guides believers into understanding and applying the Scriptures, and empowers us to follow Christ’s example. (John 16:7-15; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:13, 15:3-8; Ephesians 4:30; Galatians 5:22-23)
We believe there is one universal church made up of every person everywhere who places trust in Jesus Christ alone. The church is a gathering of believers for the purpose of worship, prayer, training in the Word, fellowship, service to the body, outreach, and observance of the Lord’s Supper and Baptism. The local church is expressed in any regular meeting of believers in obedience with these commands. The church strives for unity under the care of elders (pastors) and deacons (servants). The members of the church work together in love to accomplish the mission of God and to glorify Him. (Romans 3:22; Acts 2:42-47; Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19; Hebrews 10:24-25; Galatians 6:10; Acts 1:8; 1 Timothy 3:1; 1 Peter 5:1-3; John 4:7; Ephesians 3:21)