Author(s)

Hyun ParkFollow

Date

11-2016

Department

School of Divinity

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Fred C. Smith

Keywords

Disciple, Discipleship, God's Word, Healthy Church, Small Group, Young Adult

Disciplines

Biblical Studies | Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Missions and World Christianity | Other Religion

Abstract

There are many discipleship programs in Korean churches; however, the programs have not had positive effects on young adult for the purpose of developing disciple makers. Discipleship for young adult requires many elements in the process including God’s word, fellowship, training in Christian habits, and spiritual maturity. The purpose of the thesis is to examine Jesus’ and the Apostles’ discipleship processes and to suggest a strategy for making young adult multiply in Korean churches, focusing on God’s words as a discipleship making process. This study will explore discipleship processes of the New Testament and discuss how God’s Word has an effect on discipleship historically. This thesis will consist of a survey with about thirty-five young adults to analyze and evaluate current discipleship processes in Korean churches. Finally, this thesis will suggest a strategy to make young adult a disciple by focusing on God’s Word.