Family Ministries

ABOUT

This concentration is designed for students who are interested in bridging their theological and biblical studies with a study in practical theology. Particular emphasis is placed on children, youth, young adult and college, and families. To understand the development of the adolescent (typically those between the ages of twelve to mid-twenties) and how to translate the Gospel and Christian Discipleship into their sub-culture is key for students within this concentration.

 
DEGREE PLAN
I. Minimum Requirement   93 hours
II. Residency Requirement (minimum)
Truett Seminary encourages a much higher number
51 hours
III. Grade Point Average
Minimum of 2.00 or "C" overall and minimum of "C" or 2.00 in all core courses.
IV. Theological Education Core Courses 75 hours
Introductory Courses*
  • THEO 7340 Introduction to Christian Scriptures
  • THEO 7343 Introduction to Christian History
  • THEO 7345 Introduction to Christian Theology
9 hours
Christian Scriptures
  • THEO 7370 Christian Scriptures 1
  • THEO 7372 Christian Scriptures 2
  • THEO 7371 Christian Scriptures 3
  • THEO 7373 Christian Scriptures 4
12 hours
Biblical Languages
  • THEO 7356 Hebrew 1
  • THEO 7357 Hebrew 2
  • THEO 7346 New Testament Greek 1
  • THEO 7347 New Testament Greek 2
  • THEO 7V54 Hebrew Language Reading or THEO 7V48 Greek Language Reading
  • (3 hours; no variable credit)
15 hours
Christian Theology
  • THEO 7360 Christian Texts and Traditions 1
  • THEO 7361 Christian Texts and Traditions 2
  • THEO 7362 Christian Texts and Traditions 3
  • THEO 7382 Constructive Theology
  • THEO 7396 The Baptist Identity
15 hours
Christian Ministry
  • LEAD 7301 Leadership for Ministry or PAST 7330 Introduction to Pastoral Care
  • WOCW 7385 Introduction to Christian Witness and Mission
  • PRCH 7316 Preaching 1
  • THEO 7316 Christian Worship
  • MENT 7V00 Mentoring in Ministry (9 hrs)
  • PRTH 7391 Integrative Seminar
24 hours
V. Area Concentration: Family Ministries (FAMI) 18 hours
Concentration Requirements
  • CRED 7330 Introduction to Family Ministry
  • CFS 5330 Human Development and Family Science
  • Students Choose One Area of Emphasis:
    • Children's Ministry
      • PRTH 7313 Formation and Disciplship of Children
      • CFS 5355 Child Development
    • Youth Ministry
      • PRTH 7352 Discipleship and Evangelism of Youth
      • CFS 5363 Adolescent Development
    • Young Adult and College Ministry
      • PRTH 7354 Seminar in College Ministry
      • PRTH 7314 Leading Small Groups and Retreats
    • Family Ministries Through the Life Span
      • PRTH 7311 Spiritual Formation Through the Life Span
      • CFS 5354 Family Life Education
12 hours
Electives 6 hours
Total Hours   93 hours
VI. Satisfactory Completion of 200 Lifelong Learning Units
VII. Covenant Groups - Six Semesters
VIII. Satisfactory Academic Progress
* These are required courses; however, based upon previous academic experience, students may petition to waive these courses. Students not taking these courses must substitute electives in corresponding areas under advisement.