TITLE

An Analysis of The Correlation Between Fear and Motivation

AUTHOR(S)
Estep, Freddie Leon
PUB. DATE
January 2001
SOURCE
Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN): Theses & Dissertat;2001, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Essay
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The project/dissertation came about in response to the decline of church growth and lack of response to the call to tell the gospel message in churches of Christ in this present generation. The objective of this project/dissertation is to identify the different sources of fear that lower motivation of Christians to contact and teach non-Christians the gospel. A careful study of the gospel of Luke and the first eight chapters of Acts is made in order to analyze what Jesus did as a motivator of His disciples. The candidate examined a number of journal articles and books by various authors as well as investigation of the ‘S — R theories,’ popularly used as models for leadership and motivation. They are compared to Abraham Maslow's work and some current authors. Proposals for improvements in the model are offered to generate more activity in evangelism for all Christians. Ministry styles are examined for the purpose of differentiating between the problems arising between ministry style and motivational concepts. The project results are: All attending the four seminars developed vital skills and knowledge of communicating the gospel message. Fear was exposed as an enemy of getting the message to the present generation Servant leadership, and the principles supporting it, were demonstrated as the Biblical model.
ACCESSION #
11395787

 

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