Rawlings School of Divinity


Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Yoojung Lee


Cambodia, Christian leader, Missionary roles in Cambodia, Christian International School, Missionary strategy of Cambodia, Importance of the Christian International School


Christianity | Practical Theology | Religion


This paper is about fostering Christian leaders and missionary roles in Cambodia through the operation of the Christian International School in Cambodia. The researcher emphasizes the necessity and importance of Christian international schools in Cambodia, a Buddhist country, and aims to present missionary strategies through them. Cambodia is located in Indochina, southeast of Asia, and has a painful history of the Killing Fields. In 1976, a Chinese-backed Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot, killed at least one million Cambodians by 1979, systematically sweeping the educated middle class and most of those who seemed enemies of the government. As a result, Cambodia had lost many leaders who could influence society as a whole and this remains a serious social problem to date. This study will address the importance of the Christian International School in Cambodia and provide an alternative to its missionary role by analyzing data and surveys on the El Dream Christian International School and the operation and results of the Cornerstone Christian International School. In particular, in order to present realistic alternatives, we will focus on El Dream School, a Christian international school, in Phnom Penh, where the researcher lived, and conduct a survey on the opinions of students and parents. The researcher wants to inform of the need for Christian international schools throughout Cambodia and convey that these schools can have a direct impact on the missionary strategy of Cambodia.