Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Frank J. Schmitt
Primary Subject Area
Religion, Clergy; Religion, General; Sociology, Organizational
This thesis project analyzes the past and present of Panwal Garden Church in Seoul, Korea and its community. The strengths and weaknesses of the church were considered. Then, a ten-year plan for growth was developed based on twelve proven principles of church growth. The long-range plan included goals and strategies to accomplish them. Four areas were chosen to emphasize because of their importance: the operation committee, edification of young people, pastoral leadership, and small groups. It was the author's intention to contextualize and indigenize what has been Biblically and empirically proven right for church growth and to put that into a comprehensive strategic plan for a particular local church.