Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Healthy Church, Nurturing Church, Transforming Church
Biblical Studies | Christian Denominations and Sects | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Kang, Jinwook, "Nurturing Church as a Biblical Strategy to Recover a Healthy Church Within South Korean Churches" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1657.
There are many churches in South Korea, but not too many healthy churches. A healthy church should have a proof of early church from the Acts. It is impossible to be a healthy church only with a number of people, buildings, programs, and new church planting. The goal of this thesis is to suggest healthy biblical church using early church as a model and propose strategy. This study will first take a look at what is a healthy biblical church. A healthy biblical church is a nurturing church. Conventional church has a lot of nurturing programs, but this thesis compares the early church and broad church giving suggestion to nurturing church. With the survey, the dissertation evaluates an image of the church about nurturing. Also, this study suggests detailed strategy for an existing church to change to a nurturing church in order to be a health church.