Author(s)

Ilkeun LeeFollow

Date

6-2017

Department

Rawlings School of Divinity

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Dennis McDonald

Keywords

Christendom, Korean Church, Missional Church, Missional Ecclesiology, Missional Pastoral Leadership, The Mission of God

Disciplines

Christian Denominations and Sects | Christianity | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Abstract

Since 2000, the Korean Church has increasingly lost public confidence. The reason for this is that pastors have focused on church growth. They have entirely missed the essence of missional ecclesiology. However, the church is generated from the mission of the triune God to redeem all creation. The church should not be identified as a building or a place but as the people of God who are to be sent into the world to participate in the mission of God. The purpose of this thesis project is to present the principles of missional pastoral leadership for an existing Korean church by examining the essentials of missional ecclesiology and the characteristics of the appropriate missional pastoral leadership for the missional church. Literary research and surveys on the attitudes about missional ecclesiology were used; the survey was presented to 50 Korean pastors of various age groups and levels of ministry experience.