Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Frank J. Schmitt
Primary Subject Area
Religion, Clergy; Religion, General; Religion, History of; Sociology, General
A review of current literature indicates that very little material analyzes the processes God used to prepare and then select the unique leadership group, within Evangelical Christianity, known as the Conservative Resurgence Presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention. Many writings have covered the history of the resurgence and some writings have analyzed the biographical history of these men. But none to date have integrated these two elements into a specific study of the leadership preparation of this group of leaders along with the office of the president. The primary source of gaining insights into their leadership preparation and abilities shall be through individual personal interviews. Practical leadership suggestions for future presidents and leaders shall be gleaned from this study. The office and function of the office of the president of the Southern Baptist Convention shall also be examined. Possible suggestions to improve the function of the office shall be examined.