Department

Seminary

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Charlie Davidson

Primary Subject Area

Education, Religious; Religion, Clergy; Religion, General; Religion, Philosophy of; Sociology, General; Theology

Keywords

Prayer

Disciplines

Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Education | Missions and World Christianity | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion | Sociology

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to investigate biblical church growth, specifically studying South Korean pastors roles concerning the healthy church and spiritual reinforcement, with a limited focus and application to WangSung Presbyterian Church and other churches in South Korea. This project primarily utilizes the New Testament, as well as literature on church growth and healthy spirituality. In addition, references specifically regarding church growth and statistical information from Korean church ministries will also be used. This project shares a new alternative way for the growth of churches: A prayer-training model as the most effective method for church growth. A healthy and true growth can only be achieved through prayer. The definition and concept of prayer will be examined in depth. It is the intention of this project to provide new insight to pastors who are longing for church growth and desiring to constantly transmit truth to other believers regarding the subjects of spirituality, prayer, and the role of the pastor within the Christian community.