Document Type

Article

Department

Seminary

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Charles Davidson

Primary Subject Area

Education, Religious; Religion, General; Religion, Clergy; Theology

Keywords

discipleship, education system, leadership, ministry, small group, traditional church

Disciplines

Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Education | New Religious Movements | Practical Theology | Religion

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to research the avenues in which to have Eternal Life Bible Baptist Church transition to a small group system. This thesis was done through field analysis and literature research, as well as the case study of Eternal Life Bible Baptist Church (ELBBC). The case study was totally focused on the process of changing to a small group system at Eternal Life. The author was a minister at Eternal Life for 8 years, and an associate pastor for a year. In a few years the author will become the next senior pastor of Eternal life Bible Baptist Church. Therefore, this thesis was based upon the author's personal ministry experiences at the church, and the positive effects of the transition were also recorded. The author is sure that the small group system at Eternal Life will lead to a reproduction in the number Christ's disciples, and hopes that this thesis will be a tool for many traditional Korean churches who wish to switch to small groups.