Each Major Focus subject contains three courses. For the Combined B.A./M.A. Concentrations, select one textbook for each of the three Major Focus courses. For the M.A. Concentrations, M.Div. and Doctor of Ministry, select two textbooks for each of the three Major Focus courses. The textbook selections are made in the Online Resource Room. Elective courses and the Major Focus courses are completed in the same manner as all other courses in the curriculum. Instructions are in the Online Resource Room Study Guide.

OL001 Organization and Leadership I

A Matter of Conviction: A History of Southern Baptist Engagement with the Culture… Jerry Sutton and James T. Draper, Jr.

360 Degree Leadership: Preaching to Transform CongregationsMichael J. Quicke

Team Leadership in Christian Ministry: Using Multiple Gifts to Build a Unified Vision… Kenneth O. Gangel

Listening Ministry (Rethinking Pastoral Leadership)… Susan K. Hedahl

A New Kind of Church: Understanding Models of Ministry for the 21st Century… Aubrey Malphurs

Faith as a Way of Life: A Vision for Pastoral Leadership… Christian Scharen and Miroslav Volf


OL002 Organization and Leadership II

LifeWay Legacy: A Personal History of LifeWay Christian Resources and the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention… James T. Draper and John Perry

The Next Generation of Pastoral Leaders: What the Church Needs to Know (Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership)… Dean R. Hoge and Marti R. Jewell

How to Treat a Staff Infection: Resolving Problems in Your Church or Ministry… Dr. Craig Williford and Carolyn Williford

Alligators in the Swamp: Power, Ministry, and Leadership… George B. Thompson and Beverly Thompson

Coaching Ministry Teams: Leadership and Management in Christian Organizations… Kenneth O. Gangel

OL003 Organization and Leadership III

Transforming Leadership: New Vision for a Church in Mission… Norma Cook Everist and Craig L. Nessan

Listening for the Soul: Pastoral Care and Spiritual Direction… Jean Stairs

Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders… Aubrey Malphurs

The Dynamics of Church Finance: Ministry Dynamics for a New Century… James D. Berkley

Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry… Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

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