Chungdong Academy
for Theological & Spiritual Formation

  Informed to be Transformed

Welcome to Chungdong Academy for Theological and Spiritual Formation

“CATS" is an acronym for Chungdong Academy for Theological and Spiritual Formation, a ministry of the English Ministry of Chungdong First Methodist Church, Seoul, South Korea.


In a time of pop psychology, pop philosophy and even pop religion, we realized the need for a rebirth of a solid understanding of Scripture.  Sound theology is needed for authentic Christian living, while vital spirituality is necessary for the people of God to grow in their faith.

Through CATS, EM is building an informed community of leaders who will be transformers in the world they live.  CATS is committed to provide opportunities for the people of faith to be empowered in the knowledge of the Word of God – for which you need sound theology.  Sound theology should be balanced by a deepening spirituality and a vibrant Christian lifestyle. The CATS program is practical, informative and transformational.  It will help anyone who wishes to learn more about God and  deepen their walk with Him.

The CATS program includes:

  • Open Lectures:  Thought-provoking and inspiring open lectures presented by experts in their fields of study.
  • · The Bible in Practice:  Our annual Seder Supper is a practical enactment of the Last Supper as seen from a Jewish perspective.  It is a realistic, deeply spiritual and sound theological re-enactment of the Seder Supper.  
  • Spiritual Formation:  The annual Winter Spiritual Retreat at Chungdong Retreat Center in December is the highlight of the CATS program. 
  • Training Sessions:  Chungdong EM’s Summer and Winter Vacation Bible Schools (VBS) are preceded by intensive teacher’s training sessions by specialists in the field of children’s ministry.
  • Mentor-ship Program:  For staff members and lay leaders.
  • Weekly CATS  Table Talks:  Every Sunday at 12:30. A time of in depth  discussions on biblical, theological and life  issues.

We would like to welcome you at our CATS events.  News about CATS sessions will be posted on this website. 


 CATS Table Talks Live
We will resume our Table Talks back at Wesley Hall from Sunday, May 10th at 12:30.  Please join us there.

We are looking at Old Testament Narratives.