Building the local church in South Korea through a needs-oriented diaconal ministry

Show simple item record Yun, Janghun 2012-06-01T06:50:53Z 2012-06-01T06:50:53Z 2012-05-03
dc.description This article is an adaption of the Ph.D. disseration of Revd. Yun which was completed under the guidance of Prof. Malan Nel, Department of Practical Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa. en
dc.description.abstract According to Acts 20:28, God acquired the Church for himself with the blood of his own Son, whilst Ephesians 4:13, 15 proposes that the Church, the body of Christ, has to grow towards the measure of the fullness of Christ and into Christ. For this to succeed, there must be a comprehensive approach to building the local church, even though it may not have a single element that could account for congregational development. Building the local church (BLC) through a needs-oriented diaconal ministry (NDM) that meets effectively the needs of the community and its people by providing the essential functions of the church, such as koinonia, diakonia, kerygma and leitourgia in synergy, will be helpful to congregational development, functioning as a living organism that leads church members to vitality and equips them to fulfil the variety of works available in the body of Christ. This article focused on two key factors that can be used to develop a sound and effective BLC through NDM, namely, (1) BLC through NDM supports a sound theory of congregational development and (2) BLC through NDM makes for an effective strategy to promote congregational studies. To this end, this article presented and interpreted data from a case study of the baby schools of Choongshin Church and Daegwang Church and the pregnant women’s group of Daegwang Church in South Korea, in order to prove the soundness and effectiveness of BLC through NDM and suggest a diagram of BLC through NDM. When BLC through NDM is utilised fully and applied to the missionary strategy in urban areas, more people will become meaningfully involved in Christian life and membership of the churches. en
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dc.identifier.citation Yun, J., 2012, ‘Building the local church in South Korea through a needsoriented diaconal ministry’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 68(2), #Art. 1193, 9 pages. 10.4102/hts.v68i2.1193 en
dc.identifier.issn 0259--9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v68i2.1193
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dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_US
dc.rights © 2012. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_US
dc.subject Diakonia (Theology) en
dc.subject Korean church en
dc.subject Needs-oriented diaconal ministry (NDM) en
dc.subject.lcsh Church development, New -- Korea (South) en
dc.subject.lcsh Service (Theology) en
dc.subject.lcsh Church growth -- Korea (South) en
dc.subject.lcsh Korea (South) -- Church history en
dc.title Building the local church in South Korea through a needs-oriented diaconal ministry en
dc.type Article en

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