Seminary Professors and Leader-shaping Task

  • Bob L. Royall Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary


An examination of the role of seminary education in the shaping of ministry leaders at the start of the twenty-first century, in light of criticism against seminaries regarding their lack of relevance for the practice of ministry. Author’s leadership definition and selected perspectives regarding the leader-becoming process are examined, along with their implications for the relationship between faculty members and students. Useful approaches for faculty to utilize in supporting the leader-shaping process are also explored.

Author Biography

Bob L. Royall, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
Director, Doctor of Ministry Program
Associate Professor of Professional and Collegiate Ministry
Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary