Pastoral Leadership Degree
NEW! Earn your pastoral leadership bachelor’s degree and Master and/or Master of Divinity Degrees at the same time with Crown’s Accelerated Degree Options (see additional information below).
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
For individuals who sense a calling to serve in the church, Crown’s Pastoral Leadership Bachelor’s degree program, offered on our Minnesota campus, is designed to prepare students for the multi-faceted role of leading and building a strong church. The program offers numerous elective options to customize one’s course of study. Courses are offered in biblical history, theology, missions, leadership, preaching, and a host of other Christian ministry topics.
Students in the Church Leadership Bachelor’s degree program in Minnesota will also have internship opportunities to gain practical, real-world ministry experience and may also pursue a concentration in Greek which is beneficial to understanding the New Testament in its original language and continuing studies at the graduate or seminary level.
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Pastoral Leadership Major (B.A.) Courses
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Accelerated Degree Options
Now, Crown College students can greatly reduce the time and money required to prepare for ministry. With Crown’s new online accelerated degree program options, qualified students can begin taking graduate courses during their third year of undergraduate studies making it possible to earn both their B.A. in Pastoral Leadership and an M.A. in Christian Studies or a Master in Divinity in just five (5) years. Students transferring in with 60 credits may be able to complete two degrees in as little as three or four years. Not only does this help accelerate your ministry; it’s great stewardship of resources because it can save M.A. students up to $9,000 and M.Div. students up to $18,000 in in tuition costs. Students under the age of 25 may qualify for the new Pastoral Leadership Scholarship.
ACCELERATED DEGREE OPTION INCLUDES:
Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Leadership + Master of Arts in Christian Ministry track
Students who are accepted into the accelerated Master of Arts in Christian Studies program will substitute the following graduate courses into the undergraduate degree to fulfill the corresponding BAPL and MACS degree requirements.
SAS Undergraduate Course Graduate Course HIS 332 Church History CST 5224 History of the Church THE 332 Theology II CST 5235 – Theology of Christ & the Church (Note: Fulfills CST 5223 Christian Theology in the M.Div.) CHM 300 Spiritual and Personal Formation MIN 6210 – Spiritual Formation for Ministry PRC 332 Expository Preaching MIN 5510 – The Biblical Communicator THE 349 Alliance Ministries CST 5222 – Alliance Distinctives (Fulfills a CST Elective in the MDIV) PST 342 Principles of Ministry Leadership MIN 5210 – Management & Administration of Christian Ministry
Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Leadership + Master of Divinity track
Students who are accepted into the accelerated Master of Divinity program will substitute the following Master of Divinity courses into the undergraduate degree to fulfill the BAPL requirements.
SAS Undergraduate Course Graduate Course HIS 332 Church History CST 5224 History of the Church BIB 434 Romans BBL 5225 – Paul and Romans THE 332 Theology II CST 5235 – Theology of Christ & the Church (Note: Fulfills CST 5223 Christian Theology in the M.Div.) BIB 430X Greek for Ministry BBL 6220 – NT Greek Exegesis CHM 300 Spiritual and Personal Formation MIN 6210 – Spiritual Formation for Ministry DSC 357 Curriculum Design for Discipleship MIN 5230 – Teaching for Ministry PRC 332 Expository Preaching MIN 5510 – The Biblical Communicator CHM 420 Philosophy of Ministry MIN 5821 – Philosophy of Christian Ministry THE 349 Alliance Ministries CST 5222 – Alliance Distinctives (Fulfills a CST Elective in the MDIV) CHM 450X Counseling for Church Leaders MIN 5215 – Pastoral Counseling PST 342 Principles of Ministry Leadership MIN 5210 – Management & Administration of Christian Ministry CHM 325 Biblical Evangelism and Mission CST 5234 – Theology of Missions & Outreach
On-Campus (SAS) Tuition
On-Campus Undergraduate 2020-2021 Costs
Per Semester Yearly Tuition $13,635 $27,270 Fees $355 $710 Meal Plan $2,250 $4,500 Residence Hall $2,350 $4,700 Total $18,590 $37,180 Part Time (less than 12 credits per semester) $1,135 per credit Overload
(more than 18 credits per semester)
$730 per credit
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