For students who are called to serve on the mission field or serve churches in the areas of administration and education. The coursework for this concentration includes 18 hours focused on teaching, evangelism, church planning, and administration. Many options for the elective classes allows the student to focus on a narrower demographic (ministry with children, students, adults, senior adults, etc.) to prepare for a variety of ministry contexts.

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 60 hours
Introductory Courses* 9 hours
THEO 7340 Introduction to Christian Scriptures
THEO 7343 Introduction to Christian History
THEO 7345 Introduction to Christian Theology
Christian Scriptures 12 hours
THEO 7370 Christian Scriptures 1
THEO 7372 Christian Scriptures 2
THEO 7371 Christian Scriptures 3
THEO 7373 Christian Scriptures 4
Christian Texts and Traditions 15 hours
THEO 7360 Christian Texts and Traditions 1
THEO 7361 Christian Texts and Traditions 2
THEO 7362 Christian Texts and Traditions 3
MSSN 7385 Christian World Mission
THEO 7396 The Baptist Identity
Leadership/Administration 3 hours
LEAD 7301 Leadership for Ministry
Preaching and Worship 6 hours
PRCH 7316 Preaching 1
THEO 7316 Christian Worship
Mentoring 12 hours
MENT 7300 Introduction to Mentoring
MENT 7V00 Mentoring in Ministry (9 hours)
Capstone 3 hours
THEO 7388 Theological Capstone
V. Area Concentrations 33 hours
Biblical Languages 15 hours
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 7V48 Greek Language Reading
(3 hours; no variable credit)
Christian Education Core 18 hours
PRTH 7300 Introduction to Christian Education
PRTH 7379 Principles in Teaching the Christian Faith
LEAD 7309 Church Administration
LEAD 7308 Strategic Planning for Churches
Two courses selected from the following:
CRED 7330 Introduction to Family Ministry
CRED 7340 Christian Education: Childhood
PRTH 7350 Theology & Philosophy of Youth Ministry
PRTH 7352 Discipleship & Evangelism: Youth
PRTH 7354 Seminar in College Ministry
CRED 7362 Seminar in Adult Christian Education
LEAD 7311 Conflict Management in the Church
LEAD 7310 Evangelism, Discipleship, and Church Planting
LEAD 7V21 Studies in Leadership
PAST 7336 Life and Work of the Pastor
GRT 4395 Aging and Mental Health
(also listed as SWO 4395)
RLS 4395 Principles of Church Recreation
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.