Career Development

"The focus of our alma mater is healthy churches."

Healthy churches of Jesus emerge under the influence and equipping of healthy servants! To be faithful and healthy servants we must continue to sharpen the skills, gifts, and passions God has invested in us, as well as remain obedient to God's leadership. Each of us is important in pursuing this Kingdom value!!

The following resources will be helpful in your personal and professional development.


Church - Minister Relations

The Church-Minister Relations Office (a division of Alumni Relations) provides resume referral for our alumni. Resume development, search committee training (for the church and the minister), in addition to resume referrals are just some of the services provided by CMR office.

Ministry Connections is the on-line resume referral system used by the CMR office. You don't have to send a hard copy of your resume--it is emailed to prospective churches! See the CMR web site for all the details!


Leavell Center for Evangelism & Church Health

The Leavell Center provides valuable training and resources to help you reach your community with the gospel of Jesus and increase congregational health.

  • Demographic & Lifestyle Pattern Studies
  • Internal Church Growth & Health Analyses
  • Conferences
  • Training
  • and more

Visit the Leavell Center web site for more information.


Providence Learning Center

Life-long learning is the heart of healthy servants of Jesus and of the Providence Learning Center. Its many services are available for our alumni. These include:

Go to Providence Learning Center.


Youth Ministry Institute

For those who work with teenagers, this is the site for you! YMI provides great research, application, training, and dialogue to those who minister to and with teenagers. Workshops and other materials are offered. Click here for more info!!


Baptist Center for Theology & Ministry

Are you interested in thoughtful analyses and discussion of contemporary issues in Baptist churches? These resources are yours in electronic form (MP3s, blogs, etc.). Check it out.


Day Center for Church Planting

Is God calling you to participate in a new, healthy work for Jesus? What is involved? Where are the resources? Expressing the concern of the founder of Day's Inn motel chain, this center was endowed as a part of Mr. Day's legacy. Tap into the guidance, experience, and resources of many others who have and are actually doing it! Visit the Day Center for Church Planting. 

Check out also the opportunity to invest in national church planters in Russia, Indonesia, and Latvia through 1-week workshops with the Center for Global Ministries in partnership with Leavell College.


Global Missions Center 

Our call from Jesus is to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandments. What is God doing around the world? Healthy congregations unselfishly give themselves away to others, like Jesus. Check out the Global Missions Center for opportunities to be involved directly, nationally, and internationally in giving yourself away for the gospel. Check out also the Center for Global Ministries (in partnership with Leavell College) for 1-week opportunities to teach overseas.


Women's Ministries

Our alma mater was the first Southern Baptist seminary to focus on this critical and growing need in healthy churches. Under the direction of Dr. Rhonda Kelley, we offer 1-week workshops and online guidance.


Further Formal Education . . .

Earning another degree is an excellent way to sharpen your skills in faithful service to Jesus. Many specializations and degrees are available. Check these sites:

For more information regarding further formal degrees, see Academics.

Don't forget our extension center system...it could be the way to get that next degree.