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Family matters.

Ministry is an integral part of our Christian faith. We’re called to share the Gospel with others while preserving dignity and meeting physical needs. Helping families and young people means helping future communities. If you want to dive in and come alongside families and children in need, this program is designed for you.


Child and Family Ministry


Graduates of this program will encounter families and communities who need guidance and support. Students will develop personal skills to meet the needs of others and share the Gospel, all while gaining a solid foundation for either pursuing Master’s level studies or diving right into ministry.



Why choose Next Gen Ministry studies at Crown?

VIDEO   Dr. Ken Castor provides an overview of the major and its emphasis.


  • Community-focused, Christ-centered curriculum.


  • Graduates are qualified to pursue additional academic degrees at the master’s level.


  • Covers family dynamics while simultaneously providing students with a deeper understanding of the Bible and a Christian worldview.
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I have the opportunity to not just be in a caring community, but a community that fosters the same values and faith. There are so many different perspectives here from students and professors, and it creates so many opportunities to grow.

Being at Crown makes you want to stay at Crown for the rest of your life; but being at Crown also gets you excited for what God is preparing you to do after college, too.


Nora Xiong



You’ve got a bright future ahead of you.

Limitless options. Extreme flexibility. Future-proofed career skills. Next Gen Ministry majors have boundless opportunities.



Elective credits


Average saved in our accelerated Master’s program

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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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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?

  • Foundations of Discipleship Ministries
  • Internship Practicum
  • Philosophy of Ministry
  • Christian Ministry Internship
  • Vocational Seminar
  • Faith Development of Children
  • Family Ministry
  • Dynamics of Small Groups
  • Mentoring
  • Curriculum Design for Discipleship
  • Engaging Cultures in a Post-Postmodern World
  • Alliance Ministries
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Mentoring Opportunities

Learning in the classroom is one of the core ways that you can grow as a person. However, we believe classrooms can only go so far. That is why each student has the opportunity to connect with a faculty or staff member to talk about class, life, and Jesus. Because learning is more than just knowledge, it is experiencing life-changing relationships.

You might also be interested in:

Biblical and Theological Studies, B.A

Going Deeper in God’s Truths.

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Youth + Family Ministries, B.S.

Going Deeper in empowering youth.

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Pastoral Leadership, B.A.

Going deeper into pastoral care and leadership.

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