Culture and religion--Korea

A study of spiritual healing and revival of youth fellowships through social network services focusing on young adult group of Wonju First Methodist Church

Author
Yongjoo Kwon
Abstract
The paper begins with the problem recognizing for the future of the church caused by the indifference about life in faith of the young adults in the church and the lack of community. When young people in a church are vital, the church becomes a dynamic church. For the reason, it is necessary to understand the importance of the young adults in the church. Young people today open and share their lives through the social networking service and are connected with others opening new communications. The church now needs to accept the culture of this era and to improve young people with programs utilizing social network services. In this paper, the author organizes the project with the purpose and constructs and implements programs using Facebook, and KakaoTalk, representatives of the contemporary social network service, with contents such as the Bible meditation and writing, gratitude sharing, intercessory prayer, and sharing Christian video clips and so on. In this persp ective, the author examines the change in life in faith and in community consciousness of young people.

A study on the efficacy of pastoral care in the multicultural context of Korea

Author
Il Kim
Abstract
This study discusses the role of church in multicultural situation, especially for those who are hurt and suffered from discrimination. Further, examines practical and systematic pastoral caring and mission works through a church project. In the introduction, it talks about the purpose, topic and ultimate goal of the research, while body discusses details such as general understanding of multicultural families and current state of multicultural families in South Korea. Later, explains the tolerance of multicultural families through theoretical and biblical approaches and suggests Korean church's multicultural pastoral caring and missionary that is grounded of realistic correspondence and consideration.

The alternative mission of the rural context through 'No-ri' mission

Author
Sang Cheol Jo
Abstract
This paper researched the alternative mission of the rural context through 'No-ri' mission focusing on Geumcheon church. For effective mission in the rural context, the author researched theological foundations -- Contextulaization and Konvivenz mission theology -- to support No-ri mission. Based on those two theological factors, the author approached the people in the rural community with Samul No-ri as a representative of Korean traditional culture, because of the familiarity of Samul No-ri in the context. The analysis suggests that Samul No-ri functions to overcome the gap between the people in the village and the members in Geumcheon church, and testifies to the possibility of a missional method of Konvivenz in the rural context.

Leading Evergreen Baptist Church to discover the negative effects of shamanism on the congregation and to develop a program to build a healthy church community

Author
Jong-Sung Lee
Abstract
Shamanism is deeply embedded in Korean culture. This study analyzed how and in what ways shamanism influences today's Korean Christians in order to diagnose its negative effects. The purpose of this project was to develop a program by which pathological symptoms of shamanism in the church can be overcome and biblically sound churches established.

Adolescent identity formation curriculum in the Korean youth cultural context

Author
Heekang Wi
Abstract
This project proposes a model curriculum for adolescent identity formation to empower Christian students in the context of Korean youth culture, drawing on the curriculum theory of D Campbell Wyckoff and the traditioning theory of Mary Elizabeth Moore as well as Joon-Kwan Un's theory of kingdom and church. The practical identity formation program addresses encountering God, enlarging relationships with others, experiencing the present reign of God, engaging the pain of the earth, and envisioning the future. Identity formation in the present is deeply related to people's experience of the past and their vision of the future.

A new vision for mission in the Korean church

Author
Young-Suk Suh
Abstract
This project examines the tradition of evangelistic work in Korean churches and suggests a new model of mission. Protestant missions in Korea are beset by materialism, church growth ideology, forfeiture of morality, and divisions among and within the churches. Korean churches must overcome these problems to establish a new vision for society and community.

Liberating shamanism: a spiritual resource for Korean churches

Author
Jun Ku Cheon
Abstract
Christianity in Korea struggles with shamanistic influences. When Protestant missionaries brought Christianity to Korea, they forced Korean Christians to throw away all the ways of Korean shamanism, but shamanistic tradition is variously found in the spirituality and daily life of Korean Christians. This project explores the shamanistic influences on Korean Christian spirituality, and examines how the liberating spirituality in Korean Shamanism can be used as a spiritual resource for Korean Christians.

A study of the theology and practice of evangelism in the Korean Evangelical Church

Author
Hee B Choi
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to establish a theology of evangelism for the Korean Evangelical Church and present practical methods of evangelism based on this theology. This research attempts to engage in a social scientific analysis of the Korean society to develop theological policy and methodological foundations for missions of evangelism. Futhermore, this project aims to provide a wholistic evangelism which includes both social concern and real action, opposed to the personal evangelism in KEC. Hopefully the project will promote a way to join with the ecumenical movement.
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