'Bible Study in Blended Ministry Churches' is to a large degree the product of the author's own personal blended ministry. A graduate of Wayland Baptist University (B.A.) And Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.A., Ph.D.), Robert A. Dawson has served as a missionary, minister of education, college professor, conference leader, and missions volunteer. He served on the staff of several inner city churches, and has led teams of missions volunteers into six states and three foreign countries. Dr. Dawson is currently WMU Professor of Missions and Chair, Department of Applied Ministry, Oklahoma Baptist University, where he teaches religious education, missions, and evangelism. In his own church, Immanuel Baptist of Shawnee, he directs a Sunday evening non-traditional Bible study ministry targeting inner city families. He and his wife, Alyce, have two grown children.