This article explores the issue of hereditary pastoral succession of Korean Protestant churches in the light of Pierre Bourdieu's ideas. Due to the long process of Confucianization, Confucian teachings act like social ethics and common sense for Koreans. In other words, Confucian teachings are accepted as habitus for Koreans. Korean Protestants are no exception, and their deep-rooted Confucian traditions have also influenced their way of thinking. In other words, Korean Protestant churches are also inculcated in Confucian habitus. In particular, the issue of hereditary pastoral succession is emerging in some Korean Protestant churches in the 21st century. This phenomenon can be interpreted by considering the influence of Confucianism in them. Church members inculcated in Confucian habitus can legitimately accept hereditary pastoral succession by utilizing Confucian “capital.” In other words, from Bourdieu's point of view, Korean Protestants inculcated in Confucian habitus in the “field” of Korean Protestant churches can distribute Confucian "capital" to (mis)recognize hereditary pastoral succession as legitimate.