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Leading is serving.

For individuals who sense a calling to serve in the church, this program is designed to prepare students for the multi-faceted role of leading and building a strong church. We need people now more than ever who will lead our brothers and sisters with patience and confidence, and who will show grace and love to all. This is how the church will be united.

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Pastoral Leadership

In order to best prepare students to take on the rewarding ministry of pastoral leadership, this program is structured for students to customize their studies with numerous elective options. As a students, you will also have internship opportunities to gain practical real-world ministry experience through the Pastoral Leadership degree program. You will also have the option of pursuing a concentration in Greek to get ahead of the game for graduate or seminary work.

Why choose Pastoral Leadership studies at Crown?

VIDEO   Dr. Phil Peterson provides an overview of the major and its emphasis.

  • Gain valuable hands-on experience.

 

  • Explore and develop your understanding of the Bible and the Church.

 

  • Immerse yourself in Christian education, developing powerful relationships with ministry experts.
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The Pastoral Leadership program at Crown has helped me to value and love the church — both the structure and the people in it. It has provided a solid foundation in which I can understand the church theologically, and how I can serve the church practically and personally. If you’re seeking to become a pastor, this program will develop and sharpen your gifts and convictions, and equip you to lead and shepherd a church faithfully.

 

Michael Xiong

Pastoral Leadership Major

 

FUTURE PASTORAL LEADERSHIP MAJOR

You’ve got a bright future ahead of you.

Prepare yourself to serve in a full-time ministry capacity. Whether a church setting, parachurch, or non-profit, you will gain the skills to lead other towards Christ.

$12.5K

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Available elective credits

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Chapels services a year

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Minors

You may pair any minor with any major. Here are some minors that may pair well with this major:

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Barna Partnership

Crown College is excited to announce that we are the first higher education institute to join in an enterprise partnership with the Barna Group.

For more than 35 years, Barna has been the Church’s go-to source for reliable research and insights on faith and culture.

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FULLY EQUIPPED

Senior year semester-long internship

Students dive into a fully-immersive ministry internship that provides on-site field practice in ministry, which prepares them for either continued graduate work or continued ministry in their local church.

What Will I Study?

  • Principles of Biblical Interpretation
  • Galatians
  • Foundations of Discipleship Ministries
  • Philosophy of Ministry
  • Christian Ministry Internship
  • Vocational Seminar
  • Curriculum Design for Discipleship
  • Church History
  • Greek
  • Expository Preaching
  • Variety in Biblical Preaching
  • Pastoral Methods
  • Principles of Ministry Leadership
  • Theology II: Human Redemption and Destiny
  • Alliance Ministries
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