Youth Ministry Major

Ministry and Leadership Department

Youth Ministries equips future servant leaders with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to youth-related ministries in church and faith-based organizations, from a biblical world view for kingdom service. Naturally established from biblical principles, the major offers both theory and practical application of ministry to youth through courses centering on familial relationships, communicating to youth, youth culture and issues, youth evangelism and discipleship, counseling adolescents, and leadership formation. Finally, an internship with first-hand experience under a professional mentor caps off the program’s experience.

One of the most popular majors at Toccoa Falls College, the program centers on making disciples of young people in a constantly growing and changing dimension of the church and its ministries.

** 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 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

YTH 253 Foundations for Youth Ministry
YTH 263 Youth Ministry & the Family
YTH 333 Communicating to Youth
YTH 343 Leadership & Organization of Youth Ministry
YTH 353 Youth Ministry Skills
YTH 363 Youth Culture & Issues
YTH 423 Youth Evangelism & Discipleship
YTH 443 Counseling Adolescents
YTH 463 Seminar in Youth Ministry
YTH 473 Youth Ministry Internship

MINOR or OPEN ELECTIVES – 15 hours

TOTAL = 126 hours

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