Rawlings School of Divinity


Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Yoo Jung Lee


Conflict, Church Division, Church Dispute, Leadership, Sermon, Pastoral Ethics


Christianity | Practical Theology | Religion


This study aims to minimize conflicts that impede church unity and causes a decline in growth in advance, present a general diagnosis and analysis of the causes, and suggest appropriate solutions to them to mature the conflicts that have arisen. The Korean Church has achieved quantitative growth. Since the 1990s, however, Korean churches have seen a decline in growth. One of the causes is the inability to resolve the deepening and diversity of church conflicts. The researcher wrote this dissertation with the hope that the pastors of the Korean Church are ready for conflicts. Unfortunately, some pastors have become a source of trouble for the church because of their anxiety and failure to handle conflicts maturely while they are unprepared as pastors. This study will examine papers, books, surveys, and cases of conflict within Korean churches to find solutions through conflict cases. Through this study, pastors will draw future-oriented church growth by minimizing conflicts in the church and maturing them by minimizing the labor pains in the church and eliminating elements that hinder church growth.