Family & Children’s Ministry Major

Ministry and Leadership Department

Family and Children’s Ministries major equips future servant leaders with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to disciple-making ministries with families and children in church and faith-based organizations. Naturally established from biblical principles, the major offers both theory and practical application of ministry to families and children through courses centering on marriage and family relationships, methods and materials for teaching children, designing programs for adult and children ministries, and leadership formation. Finally, an internship with first-hand experience under a professional mentor caps off the program’s focus.

** Please note: This program description is for students entering Toccoa Falls College in the 2013-2014 catalog year.

GENERAL EDUCATION – 69 hours

BIBLE & THEOLOGY – 30 hours

BIB 213 Hermeneutics
BSF 103 Foundations for Spiritual Formation
NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament
NTE ___ New Testament Elective
OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament
OTE ___ Old Testament Elective
THE 303 Introduction to Theology
THE ___ Theology Elective
6 hours of Bible/Theology Electives from any BIB, BMI, GRK 333, 343, HEB 223, 333, 343, NTE, OTE, or THE

HUMANITIES – 15 hours

COM 113 Introduction to Communication
ENG 113 Freshman Composition I
ENG 123 Freshman Composition II
HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture
3 hours Literature Elective from AML or ENG

SOCIAL SCIENCES – 15 hours

PSY 113 General Psychology
PSY 243 Developmental Psychology
3 hours 100-, 200- or 300-level History Elective
6 hours Social Science Electives from ANT, CSG 113, ECO, GHY, POL, or SOC

COMPUTER, SCIENCE, & MATHEMATICS – 9 hours

SCI 113 Scientific Literacy or other Science Elective
3 hours Mathematics Elective
3 hours Elective from any computer, science, or mathematics

MAJOR – 42 hours

MINISTRY AND LEADERSHIP CORE – 12 hours

MLD 113 Foundations for Christian Ministries
MLD 423 History & Philosophy of Christian Education
MLD 453 Leadership Formation
MLD 463 Spiritual Formation

SPECIALIZATION – 30 hours

FAM 233 Marriage & Family Relationships
FAM 243 Ministry to Families
FAM 253 Foundations for Children’s Ministry
FAM 313 Ministry to Adults
FAM 323 Teaching Children
FAM 333 Programming for Children’s Ministry
FAM 443 Family Ministry Strategies
FAM 453 Curriculum Development
FAM 463 Seminar in Family and Children’s Ministry
FAM 473 Family & Children’s Ministry Internship

MINOR or OPEN ELECTIVES – 15 hours

TOTAL = 126 hours

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