Korean Doctor of Ministry Program

Faculty Resources


October 14-16, 2015

KDMN 900 Introduction to the Program, Development of Research Competence, and Preparation of a Dissertation Proposal. 

Taught by Dr. Perkins, Dr. Park, and Jonathan Numada.

All candidates admitted to KDMIN take this course as their initial course in the program. During the seminar the participants review the program philosophy of this Global Leadership curriculum and its sequence, complete a module in KDMIN research methods, become familiar with the dissertation process which results in the development of a proposal, and are introduced to various learning competencies necessary for successful completion of the program (e.g. the writing and evaluation of case studies, development of mentored learning projects, etc.). An orientation to western educational standards and academic process is included, particularly as these relate to adult learning. And finally, candidates explore issues of cultural memory and self-categorization as they gain exposure to cross-cultural relational issues related to global Christian leadership. This course is taught over three different teaching sessions (October, April and October) in the program.

Outcomes: candidates should be able to:

October 2015 session

  1. Discern and develop basic competence in graduate level research methods;
  2. Articulate the essence of Global Leadership and its pertinence to Christian leadership;
  3. Develop competently a dissertation précis;
  4. Present a directed study syllabus that will guide their involvement in KDMN 920;
  5. Discern and adapt to western educational standards and processes (e.g. writing case studies).

April 2016 session

  1. Develop competently a dissertation project proposal;
  2. Present a direct study syllabus that will guide their involvement in KDMN 921;
  3. Evaluate their own degree of cultural intelligence and openness.

October 2016 session

  1. Present their dissertation proposal to their peers for their evaluation and input.

October 20-24, 2015

KDMN 910 Global Leadership, Religious Values and the Marketplace.

Taught by Dr. Nam Sik Kim.

Participants examine carefully the influence of Korean religious values upon leadership theory and practice. Confucianism, Buddhism and Daoism dominate the religious scene in Korean culture and global Christian leaders must understand how the values of these religions have shaped leadership within Korean culture. The particular focus of this course, however, is upon a theology of leadership, work and evangelism that enables global Christian leaders to express biblical values in their workplaces in ways that encourage their peers to explore Christianity.

Outcomes: candidates will be able to:

  1. Articulate how various values held by primary Korean religions (Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism) define and express the nature of leadership;
  2. Compare and contrast these leadership concepts with the theology of leadership advanced by Christianity;
  3. Define ways and means to assist Christians who are emerging leaders to express a Christian theology of leadership in their places of work where competing leadership theories and values are operating;
  4. Explore the growing interest in the use of business as a means of mission and discern how a global leadership mindset is critical for the success of such Kingdom ventures.

October 26-30, 2015

KDMN 906  A Biblical Theology of Kingdom Leadership Serving the Missio Dei.

Taught by Dr. Larry Perkins

Jesus’ teaching regarding the Kingdom of God has universal scope and application. The assembly that he announced (Matthew 16:18) would include all nations. This course explores how the universal principles and values of Kingdom leadership interface with Global Leadership theory to advance the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). The goal is to express a theology of Kingdom leadership that can function well within the challenges of globalization and global leadership. Several Christian leadership theories being discussed in North America and Korea will be evaluated in the light of the biblical theology of Kingdom leadership and Global Leadership theory. Students will evaluate their understanding of Christian leadership so that its expression is consistent with biblical principles and contextualized in ways that truly represent a Kingdom and globally-aware leadership paradigm.

Outcomes: candidates will be able to:

  1. Explain NT terminology, roles and principles of Kingdom leadership and the aspects of character, attitude and competence that are critical for its effective expression in complex, cultural contexts;
  2. discern appropriate contextualization of these principles in order to develop and sustain healthy churches or Christian agencies;
  3. develop biblically appropriate kingdom leadership practices for leadership teams develop;
  4. Articulate a “New Testament biblical theology” of leadership that will enable the critical evaluation of global leadership proposals as they are presented.