School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Church Construction, Church Space, Utilize the Church Space for Multi-purposes During Weekdays and Sundays
Christian Denominations and Sects | Christianity | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religion
Im, Byeong, "A Study on the Use of Church Building Space on Sundays and Weekdays: The Case of Yongin Jeil Church" (2017). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1465.
The objective of this study is to propose alternatives for better utilizing church space. It aims to help the church space serve multiple purposes during weekdays in addition to Sundays, and meet the needs of both the local community and the next generation. In many places in South Korea, the church buildings are too big to deliver the pastoral philosophy and the spirit of the times. Consequently, the South Korean public oppose building large churches. Furthermore, the church buildings are typically used only during the weekends, an inefficient use of space for their size. In order to improve such use, the researcher has studied the biblical roles of church building space and conducted a case study on Korean church buildings with regard to space utilization. With the results, he suggests alternative methods of using church buildings in South Korea and hopes that the results of this study can be used to provide a diverse means to spread the gospel for the community and the next generation when Korean churches are facing opposition to evangelism from the outside.