Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Church, Growth, The Feast Ministry
Christian Denominations and Sects | Other Religion | Practical Theology | Religion
Kim, In Hwan, "A Study on the Influence of Seasonal Feast Ministries on the Church Growth: The Case of Seoul Shindo Church" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1789.
The purpose of this study is to suggest an alternative method for church growth based on the seasonal feast ministry. The Korean church experienced a quantitative revival unprecedented in the world. Recently, however, the reality is that many Korean churches lost their lively dynamics as they failed to strive to meet, and consequently their members gradually decreased. In this context, the researcher emphasizes the importance of feast ministries as an alternative method for church growth, based on the idea that feasts found in the Bible were days that gathered people. For this, the researcher will investigate feasts found in the Bible and in the history of church and look into the results of church growth achieved by feast ministries within the Korean church. Further, the results of growth will be investigated, using data from a questionnaire survey of lay people and pastors about feast ministries carried out by the researcher in person. This paper intends to suggest a feast ministry-based alternative method for restoring church growth and creating healthy churches among churches experiencing growth slowdown.