Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Charlie N Davidson
Primary Subject Area
Healing Ministry, Holistic Healing Church, Holistic Healing Ministry, Korean Church Healing Ministry
Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Medicine and Health | Religion
This study attempted to provide practical and effective advice to Korean Presbyterian churches (KPCs) for adapting Holistic Healing Ministry (HHM), not as an optional ministry but a necessary ministry for all local churches through the exact biblical concept about HHM. Through the analysis of survey for HHM conducted in many congregations of KPCs, this thesis evaluated the present reality of HHM ministered to KPCs, examined holistic health conditions of the congregations of KPCs, and identified which domain of health - physical, emotional, or spiritual - KPCs are currently interested in. Moreover, this thesis drew up a plan for KPCs to develop a team ministry, in cooperation with hospitals that share the same vision and goals of providing HHM to their congregational members and patients.