The Formation of a Church Community United with a Local Community: The Case of Vision Village in Changwon, Kyungsangnamdo
School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Community, Realization, Vision
Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religion
Cho, Hang, "The Formation of a Church Community United with a Local Community: The Case of Vision Village in Changwon, Kyungsangnamdo" (2017). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1381.
The purpose of this thesis project is to build a platform for a united community of church and local residents. In the community, the church expands its boundaries so as to become embedded in the local resident community. Nowadays, Korean churches have lost the public character and the ability to fulfill their social roles and functions in the community. As a result, the churches have low reputation and influence in society, and they face the crisis of reductions in the number of churches and its members. For the sake of overcoming these problems of Korean churches, the thesis studies biblical ecclesiology and summarizes the internal and external problems that Korean churches are facing. A biblical and practical solution will be offered based on these studies. In order to provide a practical solution, the writer compiled geographical, historical, and social data on two villages, Dorae and Hyundo, located in Oesan-ro, Buk-myoun, Uichang-gu, Changwon-si, Kyoungsangnam-do, Korea, and administered a survey to collect data on the opinions of the residents. The practical solution, called Vision Village, will be summarized based on this research. Vision Village is being built as a united, local Christian community, in Kyoungsangnam-do, Korea and will be presented as a solution to the Korean churches.
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