Bachelor of Arts Ministry Major Pastoral Ministry Concentration

The Ministry Major provides the student with the academic and professional preparation necessary for ministry

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Bachelor of Arts Ministry Major Pastoral Ministry Concentration

Develop practical ministry skills in discipleship, preaching, and leadership. Our professors will equip you with the academic and professional preparation necessary to start your career in pastoral ministry.

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The Ministry Major provides the student with the academic and professional preparation necessary for ministry

Program Outcomes/Goals

  • Students will have a professional readiness to deliver Biblical knowledge.
  • Students will have a well-articulated Christian world view of life and ministry.
  • A student will display ministry-ready professional skills in the area of  his or her concentration.

I. General Studies 39 Credits

College and Career Success
Freshmen Composition I
Freshmen Composition II
Introduction to Public Speaking
Introduction to Philosophy
Interpersonal Communication
General Psychology
Literature Elective
Fine Arts Elective
History Elective
Math Elective
Science Elective
General Education Elective
General Education Elective

II. Bible 48 Credits

Old Testament Law and History
Old Testament Poetry and Prophesy
Life and Revelation of Christ
New Testament History and Letters
Bible Elective
Systematic Theology I
Systematic Theology II
Systematic Theology III
Systematic Theology IV
Evangelism and Discipleship
World Missions and Religions
Senor Research Seminar

III. Major 36 Credits

Pastoral Ministry Core Courses (18 Credits)

Elementary Greek I
Introduction to Preaching
Pastoral Ministry Internship
Pastoral Methods
Pastoral Methods Practicum
Sermon Preparation

Ministry Elective (18 Credits) Select 6 courses from this list:

Bible Elective (3000 or higher)
Business Organizational Leadership Elective (any level, one course only)
Christian Leadership
Church Planting and Development
Contemporary Issues in Theology and Ethics
Fundamental Issues in Worship
Introduction to Counseling
Marriage and Family Communication


Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections

Clergy, Occupational Employment and Wages


Dr. Joe AllottaJoe Allotta, DMin graduated from Trinity College of Florida in 2006 and earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees through Liberty University. He is presently the Program Director of the Ministry Department and campus pastor at Trinity College of Florida.

Joe Allotta, DMin

Class Structure

Senior Year Fall Semester (15 credits)

THEO 4321 Systematic Theology III
THEO 4311 Apologetics
Major Elective
PAST 4301 Pastoral Methods
PAST 4341 Pastoral Methods Practicum

*This can be a Bible or Theology class or a 3000 level course or higher in any major.
Following Admissions Assessment, the following courses:
BIBL 1101 Basics of Biblical Living (Fall), BIBL 1102 Christian Belief and Scripture (Spring) may be required during the freshman year in lieu of Bible/Theology electives. Adjustments will be made to satisfy all other course requirements of the degree.

By Semester

Junior Year Spring Semester (18 credits)

THEO 3302 Systematic Theology II
FAEL Fine Arts Elective
MTEL 3000 Math Elective
GRE 1110 Elementary Greek I
PAST 3302 Sermon Preparation
MJEL 3000 Ministry Elective

Senior Year Spring Semester (15 credits)

THEO 4331 Systematic Theology IV
BIBL 4301 Romans
GNMN 4302 Senior Research Seminar
MJEL 4000 Ministry Elective
PAST 4011 Pastoral Ministry Internship

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