Ministry Leadership Major

Ministry and Leadership Department

Ministry Leadership is an ideal major for those anticipating lifelong ministry services in various components of church life, especially in leadership roles. The Ministry Leadership major equips future servant leaders with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to disciple-making ministries with children, youth, and adults in church and faith-based organizations. The program trains students through courses such as biblical foundations of leadership, management theory, development of leaders, organizational conflict and culture, and a seminar in ministry leadership. Finally, an internship with first-hand experience under a professional mentor caps off the program’s learning objectives.

Constructed with a biblical world-view for kingdom service, this major is offered in two formats  online and residential. The on-line version offers the ideal distance education experience for individuals with some college experience who desire preparation for ministry without moving to the campus.

** 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
3 hours 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

MIN 233 Biblical Foundations of Leadership
MIN 243 The Leader as Teacher
MIN 313 Ministry Leadership and Society
MIN 323 Leadership and Management Theory
MIN 343 Organization & Administration of Christian Ministries
MIN 353 Small Group Leadership
MIN 413 Strategies for Leadership Development
MIN 423 Change, Conflict, & Organizational Culture
MIN 483 Seminar in Ministry Leadership
MIN 493 Ministry Leadership Internship

MINOR or OPEN ELECTIVES – 15 hours

TOTAL = 126 hours

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