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For students called to serve in pastoral or congregational leadership. The core scripture/theology/language classes are complemented with additional preaching/communication and pastoral care courses. Electives allow each student to focus on particular areas of theology and biblical studies.

Degree Plan

REQUIREMENTS
HOURS
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)
Preaching 6 hours
PRCH 7317 Preaching 2
PRCH 7321 Texts and Communication
Advanced Leadership for Ministry 3 hours
PAST 7336 Life and Work of the Pastor
Elective Courses 9 hours
Theology Elective
Biblical Studies Elective
Elective (student choice) – Electives taken in the University must receive approval from faculty advisor or Associate Dean
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.