Bachelor of Arts Ministry Major

Youth Ministry Concentration

Department Chair: Joseph Allotta, D. Min.

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

Program Outcomes/Goals:

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

Major Requirements (Total Required Credits: 123)

I. General Studies 39 Credits

College and Career Success
Freshman Composition I
Freshman 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

II. Bible 48 Credits

Old Testament Law and History
Old Testament Poetry and Prophecy
Life and Revelation of Christ
New Testament History and Letters
Bible or Theology Electives (6 Credits)
Systematic Theology I
Systematic Theology II
Systematic Theology III
Systematic Theology IV
Evangelism and Discipleship
World Missions and Religions
Advanced Research Writing

III. Major 36 Credits

Youth Ministry Core Courses: (18 Credits)
Communication to Youth
Counseling Adolescents
Introduction to Counseling
Ministry Internship
Youth Ministry Skills
Youth Ministry Skills Practicum

Major/Ministry Electives: (18 Credits)
Select 6 courses from this list:
Bible or Ministry Elective (3000 or higher)
Business Organizational Leadership Elective (any level, any course)
Christian Leadership
Church Planting and Development
Contemporary Issues in Theology and Ethics
Fundamental Issues in Worship
Introduction to Preaching
Small Group Development
Marriage and Family Communications

Suggested Four-Year Schedule:

Freshmen Year Fall Semester 15 Credits

SLS 1501 College and Career Success
GNMN 1302 Evangelism and Discipleship
BIBL 1311 Old Testament Law and History
ENC 1101 Freshman Composition I
COUN 2301 Introduction to Counseling

Sophomore Year Fall Semester 15 Credits

BIBL 2331 Hermeneutics
BIBL 2301 Life and Revelation of Christ
SPC 1608 Introduction to Public Speaking
LTEL 2000 Literature Elective
MJEL 2000 Ministry Elective

Junior Year Fall Semester 15 Credits

THEO 3301 Systematic Theology I
BTEL 3000 Bible or Theology Elective
GEEL 3000 General Education Elective
PHI 1010 Introduction to Philosophy
PAST 3301 Introduction to Preaching

Senior Year Fall Semester 15 Credits

THEO 4321 Systematic Theology III
THEO 4311 Apologetics
MJEL 4000 Ministry Elective
YUTH 3301 Youth Ministry Skills
YUTH 4331 Youth Ministry Skills Practicum

Freshmen Year Spring Semester 15 Credits

MISS 1301 World Missions and Religions
BIBL 1322 Old Testament Poetry and Prophecy
ENC 1102 Freshman Composition II
PSY 1012 General Psychology
SPC 1300 Interpersonal Communication

Sophomore Year Spring Semester 15 Credits

BIBL 2321 New Testament History and Letters
BTEL 2000 Bible or Theology Elective
SCEL 2000 Science Elective
HSEL 2000 History Elective
MJEL 2000 Ministry Elective

Junior Year Spring Semester 15 Credits

THEO 3302 Systematic Theology II
FAEL 3000 Fine Arts Elective
MTEL 3000 Math Elective
YUTH 3302 Communicating to Youth
COUN 3312 Counseling Adolescents
MJEL 3000 Ministry Elective

Senior Year Spring Semester 15 Credits

THEO 4331 Systematic Theology IV
BIBL 4301 Romans
ENC 4313 Advanced Research Writing
MJEL 4000 Major Elective
GNML 4011 Ministry Internship

Dr. Joe Allotta

Dr. Joe Allotta

Program Director

Dr. Joe Allotta will be your academic advisor for your ministry program. Professor Allotta is the Program Director of the Ministry Department at Trinity College of Florida.


He is a graduate of Trinity College of Florida, earned his MDiv and then DMin degrees at Liberty University.

National Accreditation

Trinity College of Florida is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL 32822, 407.207.0808) to grant certificates and degrees at the Associate and Baccalaureate levels.

Occupational Outlook

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