Why Next Gen Ministries at Crown College?

Jesus took 12 ordinary men and challenged them to change the world. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me,” knowing that the next generation could enter the Kingdom. At Crown, we offer training that helps prepare you to prepare the next generation. Whether you work with children, youth or young adults, we want you to be ready to use your knowledge and skills to influence the world for Jesus. By developing a deeper understanding of the Bible while understanding best practices and skills to impact lives, you will be ready to go wherever God leads you.


Contemporary Issues in Youth Culture

CIYC introduces the challenges of serving the upcoming generations to Next Gen Ministry majors. You will explore how the church can help bring younger generations back into ministry and equip them to be better leaders.

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DSC 358X – Contemporary Issues in Youth Culture

3 Credits

This class will develop strategies for meeting the needs of youth in a changing youth culture. The student will learn how to assess the relevant social and cultural forces shaping the experience of adolescence in contemporary society. Students will learn to evaluate elements of youth culture, analyze the cultural systems that shape young people, and develop effective approaches to discipleship.

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“Our Next Generation degrees will give you a Jesus-focused, biblically-grounded, resume-building, leader-networked, hands-on training for a lifelong career in next generation ministry.”


Dr. Ken Castor

Professor of Youth Ministry

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Youth + Family, B.S.

We know that families come in all shapes and sizes, and we want to prepare you to help them in the best way possible.

Youth + Family Ministry, B.S.
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Intercultural Youth Development, B.S.

Demonstrate God’s heart for righteousness and justice at the intersection of need and development. 

Intercultural Youth Development, B.S.
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