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 the context of youth, student, and/or family ministry. 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
  • MSSN 7385 Christian World 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: Youth, Family, and Student Ministry (YFSM) 18 hours
Concentration Requirements
  • PRTH 7350 Theology and Philosophy of Youth Ministry
  • PRTH 7351 Crisis Issues in Youth Ministry
  • PRTH 7352 Discipleship and Evangelism: Youth
  • PRTH 7356 Youth and Family Ministry
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.