Journey to Shalom

Welcome to Make A Circle, where our journey is your journey too. We are a community woven together by our shared dedication to uplifting and empowering those who may feel like outsiders, specifically English/Korean learners in North America and Korea. But, why do we do this? And how? Let's tell you a story.

Imagine a world imbued with shalom, a term from the Hebrew language embodying peace, justice, prosperity, and harmony. A world where the beauty of diversity is embraced, not shunned. A world where love and respect are the universal languages we all speak. This is the world that we, at Make A Circle, envision.

Our journey began with a simple yet profound belief. We believe that each person, each unique individual, holds a piece of the divine tapestry of life. As representatives of life's caretakers, we've each been given a task to manage this world well. However, we, as humans, have stumbled in our role due to our flaws and imperfections.

But the story doesn't end there. We find hope and strength in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. He set the perfect example of love, service, and sacrifice. He showed us that by embracing these values, we can work towards restoring shalom, restoring the world to its intended harmony. It is this fundamental belief that forms the bedrock of Make A Circle.

Our mission is to join the grand task of restoration, by offering resources and teaching English and cross-cultural skills. We want to help you, our fellow learners, integrate and thrive in new cultural environments, not merely as observers, but as active, valued participants. We strive to do this by creating compassionate communities and fostering interactive, supportive small groups.

At Make A Circle, we uphold nine core values that guide our actions and decisions. We are committed to servant leadership, serving others selflessly. We celebrate the diverse beauty of our global community, extending love and respect to all. We stand with truth and work in harmony for the common good. We are driven by justice and prioritize the wellbeing of all above profit. We are kingdom-minded, relying on divine guidance in all we do. And lastly, we believe in actively spreading the good news and leading people towards love and unity.

Though we may not be perfect, we are resilient and hopeful. We believe in the power of love and the strength of unity. We draw courage from our faith that everything will be made right again, everything will be restored to shalom. Until that day, we will continue to serve, to love, and to foster communities of growth and empowerment.

So, come, join us on this journey. Let us learn together, grow together, and strive together towards a future filled with shalom. After all, at Make A Circle, we're not just teaching English, we're building bridges between cultures, people, and hearts. We're not just a community, we're a family on a mission to make the world a better place. And we'd be honored to have you with us.

Welcome to Make A Circle. Welcome to the journey of a lifetime.