Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Alternative School Education Youth Ministry
Christianity | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religion
Park, Chan Sik, "A Plan for Founding a Christian Alternative School as a Type of Youth Ministry in Korea with a Rationale for Church-Sponsored Christian Schools" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1791.
This study aims to contribute to the change of the prime age-centered traditional pastoral ministries present in Korean churches for the future generation-centered ministries. The researcher's church, too, has an inverted triangular structure under which the future generations disappear. To overcome this, this study sets up a model of new growth for the future generations. The researcher analyzes and evaluates the cause of the problem of decreasing youth in Korean churches. The researcher will do mentoring work in the special environment of alternative schools so that the youth may have sound faith and not leave the church even after they proceed to post-secondary education. Layperson teachers will be trained and cultivated so that they have expertise in cooperative ministry as well as academic subjects. The researcher proposes a new solution for a church that grows healthily by investing funds and supporting personnel in youth ministry through an alternative school, attempting to change the inverted triangular structure of the church.