Author(s)

Young ChoFollow

Date

7-2017

Department

School of Behavioral Sciences

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Sungtaek Kim

Keywords

School, Visitation, Youth

Disciplines

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

Abstract

The purpose of this case study is to get results from youth ministry participation in local churches through a school visitation ministry. Youth ministry faces a crisis in Korea because the number of church attendees is decreasing. In fact, the number of church members in Korea is decreasing, but the numbers of people in the youth group are much smaller than other age groups. Thus, the study shows the failure of education from church and home. The researcher experienced this issue in his own church and tried to find alternative methods. Upon closer study, he found hope for a youth revival through school visitations. Churches should work together to solve this issue, and this study can further help other churches grow their youth ministries. The researcher will study the history and types of school ministries, and conduct case studies on school missions and local churches’ youth ministries to compare and analyze the groups, emphasizing the alternative method of growth through a school visitation ministry.