Rawlings School of Divinity


Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Biblical Pastoral Leadership, Church Growth, Church Growth and Pastoral Leaderhsip, Korean Presbyterian Church, Pastoral Leadership, Team Leadership


Christianity | Ethics in Religion | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion


The purpose of this project is to suggest five steps for developing biblical pastoral leadership teams within South Korean Presbyterian churches, which are presently stagnating and declining under their non-biblical leadership. Growth of a church is directly dependent upon a healthy body of leaders who reflect sound biblical leadership, and the senior pastors of South Korean Presbyterian churches must intentionally conform all non-biblical leadership styles within their churches to biblical pastoral leadership. This project will attempt to provide the pastors of South Korean Presbyterian churches five steps for developing a biblical pastoral leadership team by identifying the relationship between church growth and pastoral leadership, investigating the present state of the leadership styles within South Korean Presbyterian churches through a survey of fifty pastors, and identifying elements of biblical pastoral leadership that are fundamental to developing a team of biblical pastoral leadership.