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 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)
Youth, Family and Student Ministry 18 hours
YFSM Core 12 hours
PRTH 7350 Theology & Philosophy of Youth Ministry
PRTH 7351 Crisis Issues in Youth Ministry
PRTH 7352 Discipleship & Evangelism: Youth
PRTH 7V51 Special Topics in Youth Ministry
YFSM Option (Choose) 6 hours
PRTH 7358 Youth, Pop Culture and Theology
PRTH 7379 Principles in Teaching the Christian Faith
YFSM Demographic Emphasis Class
PRTH 7354 Seminar in College Ministry
PRTH 7356 Youth and Family Ministry
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.