Pastoral Ministries

Want to prepare both personally and professionally for pastoral work? Study Pastoral Ministries at Toccoa Falls College! The Pastoral Ministries program is a concentration within the Ministry Leadership degree. This concentration exists to cultivate learning and Godly character to equip future leaders in the Church. Throughout this program, students gain a basic understanding of pastoral ministries and develop the knowledge needed to lead a church. Students will mature in their ethical reasoning and decision making in order to inform their ministry and individual character. This, combined with the practical skills of preaching and teaching, provides both academic and practical experience in the diverse skill set expected of contemporary pastors.

As students study Pastoral Ministries, they will have the opportunity to opt into a mentoring program that spans their time at TFC. This allows for a deepening of biblical knowledge, disciple-making skills, and practical ministry experience. Upon graduation, students will find that they are able to step directly into church leadership and congregational care.


  • Youth Ministries
  • Multi-Generational Ministries
  • Faith-Based Organization
  • Church Planting

Program Layout

The Ministry Leadership major with a Pastoral Ministries 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. Pastoral Ministries classes include Introduction to Preaching, Leading Ministry Teams, Spiritual Care and Counseling, and Pastoral Methods.
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