Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Rodney W. Dempsey

Primary Subject Area

Religion, Biblical Studies; Theology


Church, commission, Health, Kingdom of God, Strategy, Worship


The purpose of this thesis project is to find out the strategy of promoting health in the local church setting, mobilizing healthy church checkup. This thesis is primarily concerned with understanding the Church as designed by God. If church matters, church health is to be ensured. To ensure a healthy church, this project tries to see the Church from the perspective of Biblical theology, researching the nature of the Church in connection with the Kingdom, and identifying God's plan with the Kingdom. As a basis of evaluation, the author sees Rev. 2-3 as a standard for measuring church health. The Christ John the Apostle saw at the Island is the evaluator of Church who diagnoses and prescribes the solution to a healthy church. The author extracts nine principles of a healthy church from the message to the seven churches. After study on the church in relation with the Kingdom, the thesis goes to the background of the questionnaire survey, explaining the WIN/GROW/SEND model in connection with WORSHIP. The result of the survey appears according to three categories: Korean churches, Korean American churches, and American churches, ending with the acrostic H.E.A.L.T.H.Y.C.H.U.R.C.H.