Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
3Disciple Making system, disciple being, disciple making, disciple-making church, discipleship, organic church
Christianity | Practical Theology
Lee, Hyuk, "Becoming a Disciple-Making Church: A Strategic Transition for Dongshin Apostle Community" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 848.
Dongshin Apostle Community (DAC) transitioned from being a traditional church of 210 members to a hybrid church of 700 members through an organic movement called Jesus Hope Movement (JHM). In recent years, however, DAC has also plateaued in its growth due to the limitations of its institutional structure. In order for DAC to become a healthy growing church once again, it must become a disciple-making church that implements strategic biblical steps of transition that will push the church to become more organic. This thesis project will examine diverse organic factors within DAC that enabled its growth and transition to a hybrid model and, through a comparative analysis of some healthy churches in America and Korea, suggest the next set of steps that DAC must take to become more organic, thereby providing strategic biblical steps that any institutional church can implement to become a disciple-making church.