Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies; Religion, General; Religion, Philosophy of
healthy church, church growth, evangelism, Korean-American church, leadership, social mission
Asian American Studies | Christianity | Missions and World Christianity | Practical Theology | Race and Ethnicity | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Kim, Dongsik, "The Korean-American Church In The 21st Century; A How To Model For Church Growth" (2012). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 604.
Although Korean-Americans have high religious affiliation, they have a low religious commitment. Many Korean-Americans think of the church as a place for relaxation and social connection rather than a place of worship. With the distorted perspective towards the church, the Korean-American churches experience split and division; the church's growth stagnates or declines, and the church is no longer healthy. This project provides suggestions for becoming a healthy church through a case study of the Lord-Jesus Korean Church (LJKC) in Richmond, VA. Based on questionnaires, the project evaluates the effectiveness of the ministries of the LJKC and suggests recommendations for becoming a healthy church.
Asian American Studies Commons, Christianity Commons, Missions and World Christianity Commons, Practical Theology Commons, Race and Ethnicity Commons, Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion Commons