Rawlings School of Divinity


Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Lee, Yoojung


Youth ministry, small group revitalization, youth ministry vitalization plan, practical theology, ministry


Practical Theology


This thesis is a study on the revitalization plan for youth ministry in the church. The purpose of this study is to study the effect of small group ministry on faith growth and youth revitalization as a way to promote youth ministry based on the understanding of youth. Today, while the growth of Korean churches is slowing and the number of members decreases, the youth group has also stopped growing, facing a crisis of spiritual growth and a crisis of existence itself. The decline of the young generation is not a problem only today, but at a time when the next generation is rapidly decreasing, the future is darker. Currently, there is a need for a realistic alternative to the revitalization of youth and faith growth. Therefore, this researcher intends to face the reality of the ministry along with the recognition of the importance of youth ministry, and to clarify through a small group that a core ministry is necessary for activation. It will be suggested that small group ministry within the church is the essential ministry for church growth suggested by the Bible and plays an important role in the growth of the faith of young people. In order to discuss that small group ministry is the core of the youth ministry philosophy in the present time, I would like to do a real case study of biblical community and small group core ministries and small group activities. Based on this study, I would like to suggest a plan to revitalize the youth group through small groups as an improvement plan for church growth.