As the christianity had been introduced into Korea about 120 years ago,
Korean churches have grown enormously even if short history. Especially, with
economic expansion and urbanism, Korean churches have been grown repeatedly
and globally. At this point, we should retrospect and evaluate Korean
churches’growth quantitatively as well as qualitatively. Since the aim of churches’growth
is to expand the kingdom of God, local churches have to approach
differently toward in terms of size and quality-wise in church. Local churches,
i.e., for a target of missionary, should become growing continuously when they
understand their society and help needs of their people.
I propose church growth through counseling ministry as a way of church’s
essential ministry. Counseling ministry should be dealt with one of important
ministries, such as missionary, service, education, and church’s voluntary work.
It also strengthens each family and church become healthy, so to grow churches
qualitatively and quantitatively.
This article’s aim is to propose showing Hanmil Presbyterian church’s growth
as a way of counseling ministry and to expect this counseling ministry as appropriate
way of biblical and systematic ministry for the future church growth.