Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Daryl A. Neipp
Discipleship, Military, Korea, Accountability
Christianity | Religion
Danecki, Theodore, "Military Discipleship: A Strategy for Discipleship in the U.S. Military Community in the Republic of Korea" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2828.
Military members, their civilian counterparts, and their family members serving in the Republic of Korea face unique challenges that stress their spiritual walk. These challenges include gambling addiction, alcohol abuse, and sexual temptations exacerbated by the stressful work environment, and some married members being unable to bring their family. These factors combine to create an environment where biblical discipleship and accountability, leading to spiritual growth is difficult. The purpose of this study is to develop and implement relational small groups that address the challenges facing military members and their families in the Republic of Korea while focusing on biblical discipleship and mutual accountability that leads to spiritual growth. This research project examines the currently available literature on ministry to the military, military discipleship, discipleship methods in general, and small group ministry practices in an attempt to develop a small group ministry model aimed at combating the challenges while encouraging spiritual growth based upon the practices of studying scripture, prayer, accountability, and serving.