Pastoral Ministries Major

Ministry and Leadership Department

Pastoral Ministries provides the student with academic preparation as necessary infrastructure for ministry along with professional preparation for ministerial effectiveness in the areas of homiletics, interpersonal relationships, pastoral and evangelistic functions, leadership, and church administration.

The major learning goals for this major include understanding the relationship of a biblical text to the sermon, developing skills in constructing and presenting expository sermons, understanding the various roles of the office of pastor and the corresponding various expectations of the local congregation, and developing a clearer understanding of and commitment to one’s own personal call and preparation through development of spiritual character and maturity. An internship in the senior year provides hands-on experience under a formal mentor as the student prepares to candidate in churches or to go on to seminary for further preparation.

** 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 – 18 hours

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

SOCIAL SCIENCES – 12 hours

CSG 113 Introduction to Counseling
3 hours Psychology Elective from PSY 113 or PSY 243
3 hours History Elective from HIS 353 or HIS 363
3 hours Social Science Elective from ANT, 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 463 Spiritual Formation
MIN 343 Organization & Adm. of Christian Ministries
MIN 243 The Leader as Teacher or 
MIN 353 Small Group Leadership

SPECIALIZATION – 30 hours

PAM 213 Pastoral Care and Counseling
PAM 223 Language Tools for Preaching
PAM 313 Sermon Preparation
PAM 323 Sermon Delivery
PAM 353 Contemporary Evangelism
PAM 483 Pastoral Ministry Internship
PAM 493 Seminar in Pastoral Ministries
THE 373 Theology of Worship and Prayer
Choose from PAM 393X or ICS 273
Choose from REL 323, THE 423, or REL ___ Denom. Distinctives

MINOR or OPEN ELECTIVES – 15 hours

TOTAL = 126 hours

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