Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
James A. Freerksen
Primary Subject Area
Religion, Clergy; Religion, General
This project evolved from the question, "What motivates a man to become, and remain, a pastor?" The hypothesis was that a man, called of God into the ministry, would not be primarily motivated in his work by secular or external motivators and factors; but by internal or spiritual factors. An opinion poll of 125 Master of Divinity graduates of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary reflected the thesis and illustrated the problem. The author has concluded that a pastor should give attention to his spiritual development and constant reinforcement of the call of God in his life. The results of this project should be an encouragement and source of motivation to every pastor who strives to remain faithful in ministry.