Pastoral Psychology

, Volume 67, Issue 5, pp 569–577 | Cite as

Crisis of Church Decline in and Revitalization of Korean Churches

  • Angella SonEmail author


In this book forum, I expand Jang’s discussion of the crisis of church decline today in S Korea and propose that developing the psychological, in addition to spiritual, maturity of church leaders as well as the laity, is critical to regaining hope in the church, and suggest that the church must prioritize the development of the psychological maturity of people as its foremost mission in contemporary society.


Church decline Hope Psychological maturity Agents of joy Bible Spirituality of joy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Theological SchoolDrew UniversityMadisonUSA

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