Dissertation Projects DMin

Date of Award


Document Type

Project Report

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry


Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary


Doctor of Ministry DMin

First Advisor

Baraka Muganda

Second Advisor

Peter Swanson

Third Advisor

Michael Stevenson



Children and youth members in the Korean Adventist church have been steadily decreasing in numbers. Although there are many causes, the most serious problem is a lack of leadership development training for children and youth. And then, the lack of a leadership program for young people not only fails to promote an evangelistic passion, but also causes a deficit of training for future church leaders. In this sense, various leadership competencies should be applied and developed in order to nurture young people spiritually.


Library research, a theological analysis, a contextual analysis of South Korea and the Korean Adventist church, development of a Logical Framework Approach (LFA) and Gantt chart were pursued to design a leadership development strategy for children and youth for implementation in a Pathfinder club.


Leadership development strategy for young people will be prepared and implemented. Particularly, four specific leadership competencies such as identifying God-given vision, empowering children and youth, mentoring young leaders, and building a team ministry will be designed as core curriculums. Children and youth will be trained to be spiritual leaders.


Young people should have an opportunity to be nurtured as spiritual leaders. Accordingly, the Korean Adventist Church must design a leadership development curriculum for children and youth and applies it to them successfully. This project will help the Korean Adventist Church to design the curriculum so that it motivates young people to participate positively in the leadership development project and discipline their leadership competencies effectively.

Subject Area

Seventh-day Adventists--Korea; Pathfinders (Organization); Church work with youth--Korea; Church work with children--Korea

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