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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.


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



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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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
  • 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
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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:

Intercultural Youth Development, B.S.

Going Deeper locally + globally.

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Youth + Family Ministry, B.S.

Going Deeper in empowering youth.

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Psychology, B.A.

Going Deeper into the human mind.

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