An Educational Ministry Model for Korean Immigrant Churches Based on Frankena's Philosophy of Education

From: Volume 14, Issue 2: Fall 2017, Equipping Church Members for Ministry Pages 308-327


Many Korean immigrant churches recognize the importance of educational ministry in raising the next generation in faith. However, most of them do not have a culturally appropriate philosophy of educational ministry that considers the distinct Korean-American context. With an intention to help education pastors understand the cultural specificities of Korean immigrant churches and to connect those cultural characteristics with educational practices, the author has provided an educational ministry model for Korean immigrant churches based on Frankena’s philosophy of education. Emphasis was placed on the specific contexts of Korean-American immigrant churches and the practical strategies for educational ministry within these churches.

Key Words: Korean immigrant church education, educational ministry model, Korean-Americanministry cultural context, Frankena’s philosophy of education



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