School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Church, Ethnic Identity, First Generation, Korean American, Religion Second Generation
Christian Denominations and Sects | Missions and World Christianity | Practical Theology | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Shin, Hank H., "Perfect Harmony: An Examination of the Necessity of Interdependency Between First and Second Generation Korean Congregations" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1039.
The English speaking second-generation Korean Americans coexisting with the first-generation Koreans topic identifies the issues associated in a typical Korean immigrant church. Based on the resources, the English Ministry has a tendency to stay under the authority of the Korean Ministry leadership, coexist independently with a separate administration, or depart to set up a separate church. This project is separated in three parts. The first section reviews the history of the early Korean American churches in the United States. The second section addresses the problems between English Ministry and Korean Ministry. The third section identifies a strategy to provide harmony where English Ministry and Korean Ministry can coexist. The research method will include interviewing and surveying the members of English Ministry in an immigrant church located in the Washington D.C. area. This project will provide essential keys where English Ministry can coexist with Korean Ministry and grow as a healthy church.