Equipping Parents at Eunhye Korean Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana, To be the Primary Disciple Makers of Their Children
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EQUPPIING PARENTS AT EUNHYE KOREAN PRESBYTERAN CHURCH, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, TO BE THE PRIMARY DISCIPLE MAKERS OF TEHIR CHILDREN Choonghyun Lee, D.Min. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2015 Faculty Supervisor: Shane Parker This project deals with the issue of developing and implementing a Sunday School curriculum to equip the parents at Eunhye Korean Presbyterian Church (EKPC), Indianapolis, Indiana, to be the primary disciple makers of their children. Chapter 1 lays out the purpose, goals, ministry context, rationale, limitations and delimitations, and research methodology. Chapter 2 examines a biblical foundation for family discipleship. The chapter focuses on the exegesis and exposition of the related passages: Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Genesis 18:16-19, Psalm 78:1-8, Matthew 28:16-20, Ephesians 6:4 and Colossians 3:21, and 2 Timothy 1:3-10. All these passages addresses that God calls parents to be the primary disciple-makers of their children. Chapter 3 addresses a historical support for family discipleship and family ministry. Throughout Christian history, the parents’ role as the primary disciplers of their children has been emphasized and implemented in the church and the home. This chapter addresses how historical theologians and pastors have embraced and implemented parents’ spiritual role in their children’s lives. Chapter 4 outlines the implementation of the project by describing the process from start to finish. The chapter includes the explanation of questionnaires, the focal group, and a week-by-week process. Chapter 5 is an evaluation of the project and a statement of theological and personal reflections.