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Organizational Change and Conflict - SEBTS Distance Learning

Spring 2013 - CED6500 - Organizational Change and Conflict

Course Description

An introduction to the philosophical and worldview underpinnings of educational and leadership practice. Students are provided a context in which they may formulate their philosophy of education and leadership as they consider the biblical, theological, historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations. 3 semester hours

Format: CED6500 will follow a four-Saturday format, from 8 am - 5 pm on the following Saturdays:

  • Feb. 9
  • March 16
  • April 13
  • May 4

Lectures will take place at the Glen Allen Mission Support Center, 4956 Dominion Boulevard, Glen Allen, VA. 23060.

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Current SEBTS students can register for this course through their student account at "". New students wishing to take this course for SEBTS credit should contact the Distance Learning office,  for more information about how to apply and register for the course.

About Dr. Larry Purcell

Dr. Larry Purcell is Associate Professor of Leadership and Associate Dean of Ministry Studies. He has served 30 years as a senior pastor in Southern Baptist churches. He has written numerous articles for newspapers and e-journals in areas of leadership. He has published with Broadman and Holman, Management Essentials for Ministry, and he has written Sunday School materials for LifeWay Christina Resources. He has served as a consultant and coach for churches in transition or conflict, academics, and counseling programs. He has led various seminars and workshops for churches, Baptist associations, schools, and government agencies related to leadership and counseling. He has served as a consultant to each of these in crisis mangement and team development. He received his Ph.D. in Leaderhsip form the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was introduced to his passion to study leadership serving in the US Marines as a combat leader during Vietnam.