Why does Coffee Break work across multiple cultures? The answer seems to be twofold: first, it is a relational gathering around the word of God which meets a hunger in many cultures. Second, the style of Coffee Break carries relatively little cultural baggage. Coffee Break uses the Bible passage, simple questions from the text, and indigenous leaders who are equipped to help their group apply the text in their world. Today, Coffee Break is in more than 17 countries and more than 10 languages. Groups from Kenya to Canada are discussing the Bible using the skeleton of questions found in the Discover Your Bible materials and led by a local leader.

Even though the strategy is simple, it is very different from the way most adults learn in Global Christian communities. Most often, people are learning through lectures from pastors and teachers. Coffee Break is a hands on approach that changes the posture of the learner from passive to active. People discover for themselves what the Bible says and what it means.

Coffee Break in North America is developing partnerships with churches and ministries all over the world. The partners provide training and materials for local Coffee Break groups.

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Coffee Break materials have been translated into Korean and Spanish.

Global Coffee Break Partners


Contact: Rev. & Mrs. Kim Suk Dong

Partnership Organization: Sydney North Seaside

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Contact/Coffee Break Trainer/Coach: Marian Lensink

Website for Ontario Coffee Break

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Contact/Global Coffee Break Trainer: Rev. Sungwan Kim

Contact/Coffee Break Trainer: Ariel Munoz (email yet to be determined)

Partner Organization: Colombian Bible Society

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Contact: Gwang Ho Song

Global Coffee Break Trainer: Jeong Sun Lim

Partner Organization: Interserve

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Contact: Hetty Suryana, General Secretary, Yayasan Komunikasi Bersama

Partnership Organization: Back to God Ministries Indonesia

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Contact: Rev. Jung suk Ko or Mi sook Ko

Coffee Break Trainers:

Rev. Jung suk Ko

Hannah Park

Heon Suk Park

Partnership Organizations: CRWM and Soo Young Rho Church

Kenya, Uganda

Contact: Patrick Mugoh

Partner Organization: Balm Africa Ministry

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Contact: Grace Paek

US/Canada: Jane Park

Korea: Park Shin-sil

Global Coffee Break Trainers: U.S. & Canada

Bum Su Kim

Ae Sook Kim

Lois Cho

Teo Han

Yang Hee Hur

Yoon Hee Cho

Jennifer Choi

Chis Min Hee Choi

Paul Yang

Jeanie Yang

Kyu Paek

Partnership Organization: Korean Coffee Break U.S.

Global Coffee Break Trainers: Korea

Ae sun Kim

Sun Mi Choi

Shin Mee Song

Sung Dong Kim

Mi Na Lee

Shin Sil Park

Partnership Organizations: Coffee Break Korea


Contact: June Kyung & Kyung Sook Eo

Partnership Organization: CRWM


Contact: Rev. Tak Soo Nam

Partnership Organization: Carisma Training Center


Contact: Rev. Dae Hoon Park

Partnership Organization: GEDA


Contact: Elaine Lee

Coffee Break Trainer: Abraham Lee

Partnership Organization: CRWM


Contact: Esther Park

Partnership Organization: Faith Walk Ministry

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Contact: Sam Huizenga

Coffee Break Trainers:

Diane Averill (East Coast)

Ruth Kelder (Chicago and Midwest)

Sam Huizenga (Great Lakes and all other regions)

Partnership Organizations: Back to God Ministries International, Faith Alive Christian Resources, CRC Home Missions, CRC World Missions