Why Study Ministry Leadership at TFC?
Students can choose to customize their courses through a general study of Ministry Leadership, or choose a specific concentration in the areas of Church Planting, Faith-Based Organizations, Multi-Generational Ministries, Pastoral Ministries, or Youth Ministries. These options equip the student for consideration within a larger pool of opportunities after graduation.
- Multi-Generational Ministries
- Outdoor Leadership & Education
- Pastoral Ministries
- Youth Ministries
- Church Planting
- Faith Based Organizations
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.”
TFC Alumna, 2018
Ministry Leadership Courses
The Ministry Leadership major 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. Students are able to choose a specific concentration, or customize their schedule with classes from each concentration.
- Foundations of Discipleship
- Emotionally Healthy Leaders
- Cultural Competence & Critical Issues
- Practical Theology for Ministry Leaders
- Organizational Change
- Spiritual Formation
What can you do with a Ministry Leadership degree?
When you earn a degree in Ministry Leadership, you will find that there are many career opportunities available to you. Graduates are qualified for a wide range of jobs, such as:
Many ministry leadership graduates go on to pursue their calling to become a pastor. There are opportunities to specialize as a pastor, such as working as a youth pastor or serving as a teaching pastor. In most cases, the pastor serves as the leader of the church organization, managing the administration of the church as well as providing spiritual insight and guidance for all parishioners.
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.
Ministry leadership graduates are prepared to enter the field of non-profit ministry or serve within faith-based organizations. Many students goes on to establish new ministries. The ministry and leadership knowledge gained through the program allows students to transition into these fields with the skills and competencies needed to flourish.
Human Services Professional
The ministry leadership 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.