Faith-Based Organizations

Program Overview

Why Study Faith-Based Organizations?

Want to prepare for leadership roles within a Christian setting? Study Faith-Based Organizations at Toccoa Falls College! The Ministry Leadership degree with a concentration in Faith-Based Organizations prepares students with the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the Christian non-profit sector. Students learn the basics of business, entrepreneurship, and management, and place a heavy emphasis on their formation as spiritual leaders.

Throughout their studies, students will increase their grasp of public relations and gain perspective on communicating Christ within our culture. Upon graduation, students are able to step directly into a variety of non-profit and faith-based organizational positions. There is a need for qualified Christian leaders in the non-profit sector. This program will prepare students to enter the non-profit and faith-based sector with the business, ministry and leadership skills and competencies needed to thrive.

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  • Pastoral Ministries
  • Youth Ministries
  • Church Planting
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Ministry & Leadership

The beauty of (the ministry leadership program), is that wherever we’re going, wherever the Lord wants to take us, ministry leadership prepares you to keep pressing into Jesus and to find him in all of the different places that he might lead.”

Shelby Ryals
TFC Alumna, 2018

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Faith-Based Organizations Courses

The Ministry Leadership major with a Faith-Based Organizations concentration is a 126 hour program that includes 69 hours of general education courses (including 30 hours of Bible & Theology), 15 hours of open electives, and 42 hours in Ministry Leadership-specific courses (15 of which are hours dedicated to the Faith-Based Organizations concentration).

Featured Courses:

  • Organization & Administration
  • Christ, Communication & Culture
  • Public Relations
  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
  • Leading Ministry Teams
Amber Davies Carrion


My time at Toccoa Falls College equipped me for my work in quite a few ways. I grew in Biblical literacy; leaning into God’s Word helped form who I am today. For that alone, I will eternally be grateful to TFC. My classes, chapel, student ministry, and mentorship throughout the years laid a firm foundation and helped shape my identity.
Amber Davies Carrión, Founder and Director of Refuge of Hope: Peru, Class of 2010
Career Choices

What can you do with a Faith-Based Organizations concentration?

When you earn a degree in Ministry Leadership with a Faith Based Organizations concentration, you will find that there are many career opportunities available to you. Graduates are qualified for a wide range of jobs, such as:

Non-Profit Business Manager

Graduates are prepared to enter the field of non-profit ministry or serve within faith-based organizations. The ministry and leadership knowledge gained through the program allows students to transition into these fields with the skills and competencies needed to flourish.

Entrepreneur/Small Business Owner

Many students that graduate with a faith-based concentration are interested starting their own businesses or ministry.

Church Director

In many churches, there are a variety of directors who serve under the Pastor, such as the Worship Director, the Youth Ministry Director or the Christian Education Director. With a Faith-Based Organizations background, graduates will be prepared to step into a number of roles within the church.

Human Services Professional

The faith-based organizations degree encourages students to live a life of service. As a result, many graduates go on to work in the human service industry. Some job opportunities that may be available for ministry leadership graduates include working as a social worker at a Christian organization or working in leadership at non-profit organizations.

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Ministry Leadership

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