Be. Bold.

The Pastoral Ministries program is committed to prepare and equip pastors who are sensitive to the voice of God and speak His truth into the lives of others with boldness and love. The program is designed to provide students with the 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 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 you prepare to candidate in churches or to go on to seminary for further preparation.

Your time at TFC will be focused on learning how to fulfill the unique calling that God has placed on your life.


objectives

The learning objectives for this major include the following:

  • Emphasize pastoral ministry that cares for and leads people to faith and obedience in Jesus Christ
  • Understanding the relationship of a biblical text to the sermon
  • Developing skills constructing and presenting expository sermons
  • Preparation for baptism, communion, weddings, funerals and other pastoral activities
  • Understanding the various roles of the office of pastor and the corresponding diverse expectations of the local congregation
  • Nurturing a clearer understanding of and commitment to one's own personal call and preparation through development of spiritual character, emotional health and maturity


MAJORS

MINORS

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

Why Pastoral Ministries?

  • Connect with your calling
    • Receive personal advising and vocational guidance
    • Benefit from TFC faculty and alumni networks who can provide targeted career guidance - worldwide
  • Local Partnerships
    • With strong ties to churches in the community and region, you will have unique opportunities to practice ministry with ordained, experienced pastors
  • Qualified students can participate in the Advanced Ministry Practicum
    • Substitutes Service and Outreach requirements for pastoral related activities:
      • small group leadership
      • discipleship
      • evangelism
      • visitation
      • preaching
    • Adds an estimated 150 hours of practical ministry experience to student's academic profile

This page is for informational purposes only and is not intended for official academic purposes. Please refer to the official college catalog for detailed information regarding all courses of study.

Or call 706.886.7299 for more information.