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Locally + globally.

Demonstrate God’s heart for righteousness and justice at the intersection of need and development. Be prepared to learn about culture and yourself while making a difference in today’s local and global issues. This isn’t just how we teach others, it’s how we learn from others.


Intercultural Youth Development Degree


Designed for a broad range of applications from overseas to local, this practical degree in Intercultural Youth Development is specifically for the follower of Jesus ready to make an appropriate and sustainable difference in the world.



Why choose Next Gen Ministry studies at Crown?


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  • Community-focused, Christ-centered curriculum.


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


  • Covers global youth 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.


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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


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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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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?

  • Christian Ministry Internship
  • Intercultural Internship
  • Faith Development of Children
  • Mentoring
  • Faith and Film
  • Social Justice
  • Community Development & Justice
  • Urban Ministry
  • Faith Development of Youth
  • Contemporary Issues in Youth Culture
  • Encountering World Religions
  • Contextualization, Transformation and Global Theology
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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:

International Relations, B.A

Going Deeper into the world.

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Biblical and Theological Studies, B.A.

Going Deeper in God’s Truths.

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Youth/Social Ministry, B.S.

Going Deeper with at-risk youth.

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