Youth Ministries

Want to minister to young lives while empowering the next generation of leaders? Study Youth Ministries at Toccoa Falls College! The Ministry Leadership degree with a concentration in Youth Ministries allows students to focus on making disciples of youth in the church and faith-based nonprofit setting. The youth ministry degree program can be completed either in-person or online, with the online youth ministry degree program offering students an affordable and flexible path forward.

This concentration focuses on interpreting and engaging in youth culture in a redemptive manner. Students will learn to cultivate community through small group settings, as well as develop spiritual care and counseling methods. Theological, academic, and practical engagement will produce graduates who are transformation-minded leaders that envision personal and spiritual growth for their youth. The youth ministry degree programs include a variety of courses designed to provide students with the foundational knowledge and skills they need to succeed in this field, such as the Theology of Worship and Prayer, Emotionally Healthy Youth Ministry and Youth Evangelism and Disciple Making. Students in this program will prepare for a lifetime of participation in Jesus’ Great Commission to make disciples.


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

Program Layout

The Ministry Leadership major with a Youth 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. Youth Ministries classes include Emotionally Healthy Leaders, Organization & Administration of Youth Ministry, Youth Culture, and Youth Evangelism & Discipleship.

Program Benefits

Benefits of Obtaining a Youth Ministry Degree at Toccoa Falls

The youth ministry degree is a dynamic program designed to provide students with a well-rounded, Christ-centered education. Some of the benefits of obtaining an online youth ministry degree at Toccoa Falls College are:

  • Students are given the insight they need to adapt and teach in the midst of ever-changing demographics.
  • Each course in the program is taught by high-quality faculty members who have expertise in a variety of fields.
  • While enrolled in this program, students are mentored and given guidance as they search for youth ministry internships.
  • This program provides ample opportunities for hands-on ministry experience, such as leading youth group events and services.
  • Students develop the skills they need to deliver the gospel message to young people.

What Can You Do With a Bachelor's Degree in Youth Ministry?

  • Youth Minister or Youth Pastor — A youth minister or pastor is typically a position at a Christian church. The person in this position works directly with the youngest members of the congregation, often guiding them as they develop spiritually.
  • Coach — A coach plays a pivotal role in the social and emotional development of young children and adolescents. An individual who earns an online youth ministry degree would be well-qualified to serve as a coach at a Christian school or organization.
  • School Counselor — An individual who has earned a youth ministry degree could also be qualified to work as a school counselor, as this position requires a person to be able to gently guide a student as they discover who they are and who they want to become.
  • Missionary — Missionaries often lead young people to areas where they can serve those who are in need, making someone with a youth ministry degree uniquely qualified for this position.
Learn more about our youth ministry degree by emailing us, scheduling a virtual meeting with an advisor, athletic coach, professor, or current student. We are happy to answer any specific questions you have. You may also schedule an in-person or virtual campus visit to learn more about life at TFC.
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