School of Behavioral Sciences
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Religion, Biblical Studies; Religion, General; Theology
Crowns, Motivation, Rewards
Korver, Bill Fredric, "The Biblical Use of Rewards as a Motivation for Christian Service" (2011). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 460.
A review of current cultural trends and Christian literature reveals very little writing and preaching about a motivation for personal obedience in general and vocational ministry in particular. The purpose of this project will be to demonstrate how one's motivation for service to Christ will be greatly enhanced when considering the possibility of gaining, or losing, rewards from Jesus Christ both in this life and more specifically at the future judgment seat of Christ. It will be the intent of this project to demonstrate conclusively that not only is this a scripturally sound motivation, but also that it is a chief motivation employed by the New Testament writers.