I am the preceptor (teaching assistant) for retired United Methodist Church Bishop Ken Carder’s course “The Local Church in Mission to God’s World” this semester at Duke Divinity School. Here are the books on the reading list and his syllabus. Update January 2010: Here is the 2010 version: Ken Carder's course The Local Church in Mission to God's World
See the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence website for more Duke Divinity School resources on pastoring.
Posts on Ken Carder's other course Introduction to Christian Ministry (Fall 2008):