Date of Award
Master of Divinity (M.Div)
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
2 Timothy 1:9; 1 Peter 2:9; Ephesians 4:7-12; 2 Corinthians 4:2; Matthew 23:24;
These examples, like many others in the history of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, indicate that there are some channels of recruitment which appear to be more effective than others. This does not mean that the Holy Spirit is selective with regards to effectiveness. Rather, it indicates that the Spirit moves through some channels better than others. It is important, from a recruitment point of view, to know the areas of motivation among those who have decided to prepare for the ministry. The prime motivators, when indicated, will serve as targets for effective recruitment activity. To define those targets is the purpose of this study.
Hunter, Kent, "Motivation to Prepare for Ministry" (1973). Master of Divinity Thesis. 49.
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