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Love your neighbor.

As Christians, we believe that serving those in poverty and pain is our highest priority. Work with professionals to strategize ministry for young people and at-risk communities and individuals. If you want to dive into the thick of everyday hardships with people, learning their stories and giving them hope, this rewarding program is designed for you.

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Youth/Social Ministry

Our Youth/Social Ministry Degree is for students who want to work on college and high school campuses, in teen agencies, in at-risk restorative centers, with group homes, at rescue missions, or with inner-city outreaches. We want to equip you to work holistically with adolescent youth and populations that are poor, hurting and hungry.

 

 

 

 

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 youth and social 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

 

FUTURE YOUTH/SOCIAL MAJOR

You’ve got a bright future ahead of you.

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

 

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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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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?

  • Foundations of Discipleship Ministries
  • Internship Practicum
  • Social Justice
  • Faith Development of Youth
  • Contemporary Issues in Youth Culture
  • Urban Ministry
  • Engaging Cultures in a Post-Postmodern World
  • Contextualization, Transformation, and Global Theology
  • Mentoring
  • Curriculum Design for Discipleship
  • Community Development and Justice
  • Psychology of Addiction

Youth/Social Ministry Major (B.S.) Courses

Program Requirements


Christian Studies Core


I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits


General Education Core


II. General Education - 30 Credits


  • Communication Elective 3 Credits (Choose from: COM 133 , COM 140  or COM 252 )
  • 3 Credits
  • History Elective 3 Credits
  • Math or Science Elective 3-4 Credits
  • Communication, Humanities, Math, Science or Social Science Electives 17-18 Credits2,3*

Major Core


IV. Electives -30 Credits*


A minimum of 36 credits must be at the upper (300-400) level for a bachelor degree.

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Total - 125 Credits


1 Interdisciplinary courses in the major core that are cross listed as BIB or THE will fulfill this requirement. Choose Christian Ministry electives from CHM 300 , CHM 301  or CHM 326 .

2 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

3 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

Students have the option to declare a second major in Christian Studies which is earned by completing the Christian Studies Core plus six credits of upper level Bible/Theology electives (which are part of the major core).

Option: Accelerated Degree Programs


Qualified students may apply for an accelerated degree program to earn their Christian Studies (M.A.)  (MACS) or Ministry Leadership (M.A.)  (MAML) degree in one additional year instead of the typical two years. Students may also apply for an accelerated Master of Divinity (M.Div.)  program. Click here for more detailed information regarding the acceptance process for these options.

Course Requirements for MACS


Students who are accepted into the accelerated MACS program will substitute the following graduate level courses into the undergraduate degree.

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course                                                                   

BIB 434 - Romans  

BBL 5225 - Paul and Romans  

CHM 326 - Gospel and Culture  

CST 5234 - Theology of Missions and Outreach  

CHM 420 - Philosophy of Ministry  

MIN 5821 - Philosophy of Christian Ministry  

DSC 359 - Developing Multi-Year Discipleship   

MIN 5230 - Teaching for Ministry  

ICS 347 - Engaging a Post-Postmodern World  

MIN 5218 - Social & Cultural Foundations for Ministry  

THE 332 - Theology II: Human Redemption and Destiny  

CST 5235 - Theology of Christ and the Church  

 

Click for more information about the Christian Studies (M.A.)  program.

Course Requirements for MAML


Students who are accepted into the accelerated MAML program will substitute the following graduate level courses into the undergraduate degree.

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course                                                                   

BIB 434 - Romans  

BBL 5225 - Paul and Romans  

CHM 301 - Spiritual and Leadership Development  

MIN 6211 - Spiritual Formation for Leaders  

CHM 326 - Gospel and Culture  

CST 5234 - Theology of Missions and Outreach  

CHM 420 - Philosophy of Ministry  

MIN 5821 - Philosophy of Christian Ministry  

CHM 455X - Christian Counseling  

MIN 5215 - Pastoral Counseling  

ICS 347 - Engaging a Post-Postmodern World  

MIN 5218 - Social & Cultural Foundations for Ministry  

 

Click for more information about the Ministry Leadership (M.A.)  program.

Four-Year Suggested Program for the Youth/Social Ministry Major


Freshman Year


Fall Semester - 15-16 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester - 15 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


Departmental Acceptance


Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA with a GPA of 2.5 for courses in the major is required for departmental admission in the Youth/Social Ministry major.

Junior Year


Fall Semester - 18 Credits


Spring Semester - 16 Credits


Summer Semester - 0 Credits


Senior Year


Spring Semester - 16 Credits




To view these courses in our online catalog system, click here.
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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.

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