Pastoral Leadership Degree (B.A.)

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Pastoral Leadership (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts

The Pastoral Leadership B.A. is for young men and women ready to enact exciting and transformational changes in churches across America. The program prepares and equips students to lead and shepherd healthy churches filled with disciples made through The Great Commission.

The program builds on a foundational study of the humanities and sciences, the Bible, and theology. The curriculum includes courses on Bible-based preaching and leadership. Students are allowed elective hours, which may be used for a minor or concentration in a particular area of ministry.

Students are encouraged to complete the Greek language concentration that offers a study of the New Testament in its original language. This concentration is valuable for biblical preaching and further theological study, especially for graduates planning to advance their studies in seminary. Many seminaries grant Crown graduates free credits because of our students’ sound foundation in bible studies, and their immersive six-month internship of practical ministry experience.

Pastoral Leadership Major (B.A.) Courses

Program Requirements

Christian Studies Core

I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits

General Education and Major Cores

II. General Education - 39 Credits

III. Pastoral Leadership Major - 57 Credits

IV. Electives - 12 Credits *

Pastoral Leadership majors are encouraged to complete the Greek Emphasis as part of their elective requirements. Please Click Here  for the specific requirements for the Greek Emphasis. Minors and arranged electives are selected in consultation with the academic advisor. At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level.

Total - 125 Credits

1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3Click here  for a list of Global Awareness courses.

4 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328  and COM 446  also qualify as fine arts electives. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Recommended BIB/THE electives:

Recommended World Civilizations course:

Recommended History elective:

Recommended Social Science electives:

Four-Year Suggested Program for the Pastoral Leadership Major

Freshman Year

Fall Semester - 16 Credits

Spring Semester - 16 Credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 17 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits

Departmental Acceptance

Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, GPA of 2.5 for courses in major, and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the Pastoral Leadership major.

Junior Year

Fall Semester - 15 Credits

Spring Semester - 16 Credits

Senior Year

Spring Semester - 16 Credits

To view these courses in our online catalog system, click here.
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