Ministry Leadership MA

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Online Master of Ministry Leadership

Ministry Leadership Master’s Degree

Mention ministry leadership and, usually, seminary comes to mind. Crown provides an excellent and practical alternative to the seminary experience: The online master’s in Ministry Leadership degree. An advanced degree with an action and reflection approach, the program prepares men and women for leadership positions in churches, missions and other faith-based organizations. Our graduates also actively study and engage a changing culture from a Christian perspective.

The M.A. in Ministry Leadership empowers leaders with skills in researching one’s ministry context so that effective strategies can be developed and implemented. The M.A. in Ministry Leadership  also teaches pastoral leadership skillsthrough courses like Strategic Planning, Organizational Communication and Outreach Leadership.

Anyone actively involved in leadership and ministry is a life-long learner. So our M.A. in Ministry Leadership includes research components that engage students in analyzing the ministry context in which they are working, and in enhancing their relevance in addressing the needs of the people they are leading. In this way, the program equips graduates to innovate and move their faith-based organizations into the future.

Faculty with the highest academic degrees, as well as significant ministry and mission experience, lead the courses in Crown’s dynamic online learning environment. The quality of the Christian Ministry M.A. is reflected in top rankings by both MONEY Magazine and Christian Universities Online.

Crown’s easy-to-use online learning environment allows you the freedom and flexibility to complete coursework at your convenience. Tuition is priced competitively lower than similar accredited institutions. In fact, 98 percent of those enrolled at Crown receive student loans, scholarships or financial aid for graduate students.

Ministry Leadership (M.A.) Courses

Required Courses

Two-Year Program Plan

Block D

Block Sequence:

Students starting in the Fall: A, B, C, D

Students starting in the Spring: D, A, B, C

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Career Outcomes

Crown College designed this Master of Ministry degree program to provide graduates with a concrete understanding of Christian Ministry Leadership and Service, along with the knowledge and practical skills to be effective servants on the mission field, in churches or other areas of ministry leadership. After completing the Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership degree online, graduates are prepared to use their master’s degree in Christian Ministry, finding employment in the following private and public sectors:

  • Pastoral leadership
  • Administrative Leadership
  • Youth and family ministry
  • Children’s ministry
  • Parachurch leadership
  • Mission organizations
  • Biblical education
  • For profit and nonprofit organizations
  • Bi-vocational Ministry


An Affordable Online College Education.

Earning your degree online makes sense. It’s convenient and provides an invaluable advantage to your future success. And at Crown College, it’s affordable. Crown is one of the 10 most affordable Christian colleges in the Midwest. With 98 percent of our students receiving some form of financial aid, we will work with you to figure out the best financial aid package available.

Financial aid is funding made available by the federal government, state government, private entities and Crown. Crown College’s School of Online Studies and Graduate School programs participate in the Federal Pell Grant, Minnesota State Grant and Federal Direct Stafford Loans to help finance your education.

Most financial aid is awarded on the basis of need. The first step is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is the government form used to help assess a family’s financial strength. Crown’s school code for FAFSA is: 002383. Students must apply for financial aid each year to be considered for funding.

School of Online Studies & Graduate School Tuition and Fees

 Tuition (per credit)2014-15 Tuition
Graduate, except MBA Program$460
MBA Program$495
Other Fees
Application Fees$20.00
Technology Fee$100 per semester
 Tuition (per credit)2015-16 Tuition
Graduate, except MBA Program$480
MBA Program$495
Other Fees
Application Fees$20.00
Technology Fee$100 per semester