Author(s)

Kyung SeoFollow

Date

4-2016

Department

School of Divinity

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Michael C. Whittington, Charles N. Davidson

Keywords

Developing Leaders, Discipleship Process, Healthy Disciples, Korean-American Churches, Strategy

Disciplines

Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Missions and World Christianity | Other Religion | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Abstract

Korean-American congregations within the Presbyterian denomination need to implement a Bible-centered discipleship model in order to become a more spiritual and viable Christian church. As the Senior Pastor for the Columbia Korean Presbyterian Church (2009-2014), the author utilized qualitative and quantitative analysis when interviewing church pastors within the Korean-American Presbyterian Churches of America. The surveys identified the need for a practical model of spiritual growth to develop healthy disciples within the Korean-American Church. Based upon the biblical principle of Christian discipleship, the author developed an overall a three-level strategy of making healthy disciples.