Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Frank J. Schmitt
Transformation in New Believers, Christocentric Preaching, Doctrinal Preaching
Christianity | Liturgy and Worship | Practical Theology | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Lee, Ho Jung, "The Importance of Preaching for The Transformation of Christians in Korea" (2016). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1241.
Korean Christians have had a problem with the transformation of their values and life-styles following their conversion. This thesis project will attempt to prove that one of the most important factors in the transformation of new believers, is biblical preaching. It will further attempt to show that much of the preaching in Korea is non-Christocentric, and this is especially ineffective in transformation. To produce transformation in new believers, churches need Christocentric preaching. This thesis project will explore Christocentric preaching’s historical background, principles, and importance. This project will also present the advantage, need, and importance of doctrinal expository preaching, especially in the background of the Korean church. Materials used include written sources and surveys of Korean pastors and members from their churches. To summarize, this thesis project will attempt to show the importance of preaching, especially Christocentric and doctrinal preaching in the transformation of lives of new believers, and give some helps in preparing and preaching these types of sermons.