In recent years, due to the growing number of churches in Taiwan that involved in the camps hold by Taiwan MEBIG associations, there are many churches that are interested in MEBIG, and have begun promoting this ministry. However, the author observed that although MEBIG is more visible in Taiwan, many people lack a complete understanding of the method. Result likely to encounter the hinder when implementation, and also likely reduces the efficiency of the program.
In the chapter on theory and practice, the author introduces the theory of MEBIG as described in the book "Theory and Principle of MEBIG" written by the founder of MEBIG, Gonbei Uchikoshi, describes the essence of MEBIG. What is MEBIG? This describes the program of MEBIG, including observation about three occasions visiting MEBIG’s birthplace, Airin church in Hokkaido, Japan. This includes ministry arrangements for co-workers to practice discipleship, church weekly scripture study, and pastoral care and annual musical performances. The last part of the observation comes from the author’s experience in 2013 during a full-time summer internship, doing five weeks of park-based MEBIG ministry experience.
In this thesis, the author interviewed the MEBIG participants in Luodong Presbyterian Church through qualitative interview method. After the interviews were recorded, they were transcribed and then coded. Through analysis of interview transcripts, they analysed the three main themes: the first is the first experience about the development of MEBIG in the past. The second is the experience to serve and promote MEBIG. Finally MEBIG as discipleship methods is enanalyzed, with emphasis on significant practices.
In the final section of the thesis, the findings of this paper the author gives three recommendations to the church who promotion MEBIG: First, If a church willing to promote MEBIG, teachers must first commit, then change themselves in order to participate in this ministry. Second, it can not only promote MEBIG’s visible appearance, but must develop a complete architecture. Third, MEBIG promotes a certain process that can-not be completed all at once, and therefore must adhere to move forward step by step, so that all aspects of the ministry may gradually develop.