Ministry & Leadership

The Ministry and Leadership Department prepares men and women for specializations in pastoral disciple-making ministries in the church and faith-based organizations. It builds upon a strong biblical and theological base while integrating insights from the social sciences and educational technology. This program contributes to an understanding of the biblical imperative for church training and discipleship, the ability to communicate effectively the significant role that teaching has in personal growth and leadership development, and the ability to construct a biblically sound philosophy of ministry that will endure sociological and cultural change. It also provides the ability to teach and effectively minister to selected age groups as well as the ability to design, administer, and evaluate educational ministries within the local church and faith-based organizations.

The Ministry and Leadership Department offers five quality majors and five minors that will equip you for graduate school, staff positions in the local church, and ministry positions in faith-based organizations.



  • Family and Children’s Ministries
  • Ministry Leadership
  • Outdoor Leadership and Education
  • Pastoral Ministries
  • Youth Ministries

Degree Completion Program:

  • Ministry Leadership (B.S.)
  • Youth Ministries (B.S.)

* Major is offered in the online format, as well as residential. Applicants must be 23 years old or have been out of high school for at least five years. This degree completion program is ideal for the older student who is already in ministry or a leadership role and does not have the freedom to enroll in a residential program.


B.W. (2009): As a recent graduate from TFC’s Ministry and Leadership Department, I can now see how God used the college and its faculty to challenge and equip me for my calling in the area of youth ministry. The students and the community was such a positive influence in my spiritual walk. At TFC, I learned how to be more than just a hard worker; I learned to think outside the box and to make a kingdom impact within my family, friends, and ministry for God.