Date of Award


Document Type

Project Portfolio

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)



First Advisor

Jeney Park-Hearn, PhD

Second Advisor

Holley Clough, DMin

Third Advisor

MaryKate Morse, PhD


The context of my ministry is the University Bible Fellowship (UBF), a nondenominational, world mission and campus mission organization. In this context, my NPO is to identify the root causes of intergenerational conflict and to propose practical solutions for conflict resolution between first generation Koreans missionaries and second generation Korean American leaders in North America UBF. My Project consists of two parts. Part 1 is the outline of the position paper. It includes sending the outline to people for their feedback. My benchmarks are based on this outline. Part 2 involves the position paper based on the analysis and findings that are pulled out of the Part 1 Project. The position paper provides a thorough description of the multiple root causes of intergenerational conflict and the potential next steps for conflict resolution in North America UBF. In the paper, current state of intergenerational conflict along with my own story is introduced and intergenerational concerns from ministry, biblical and cultural contexts are examined. Furthermore, the position paper explores multiple root causes, presenting analysis and findings from the Part 1 Project and suggesting potential next steps for conflict resolution and launch plan. The key insight is to hold attentive listening sessions as an effective way of communication and conflict resolution between intergenerational leaders. Humility and an open mindset to really listen to one another are required. Active listening builds strong relationship. Cultivating self-awareness and connecting empathically with self and others through attentive listening will provide a pathway for intergenerational leaders to resolve conflict and to connect, communicate and build up healthy community.

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