Youth and Family Ministry Degree (B.S.)

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Youth & Family Ministry Degree

Bachelor of Science (BS)

The Youth and Family Ministry degree prepares Minnesota graduates for career placement in ministry roles focused on adolescents and their families, with an emphasis on church-based settings. Students in this degree are trained in Biblical patterns of generational ministry, adolescent faith development, at-risk youth mentoring, and various approaches of work and ministry programming with teens, individually, and within the larger context of family and church community.

During the final year of their family ministry degree, Minnesota students participate in a full-immersive ministry internship that provides on-site field practice in ministry. Graduates of the youth ministry bachelor’s degree in Minnesota are prepared to pursue future graduate work and can expect to find employment in Youth and/or Family Ministry programs in local churches or ministry organizations.

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At Crown College, well over 90% of our new graduates are employed or continuing their education in a master’s degree program.

The Office of Career Development at Crown is here to help you with your future career and can assist with resume development, career counseling, internships, and job placement. We encourage you to visit the office during your first year to begin planning your internship opportunities as well as developing a professional network.

Youth and Family Ministries Major (B.S.) Courses

Program Requirements


Christian Studies Core


I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits


General Education Core


II. General Education - 30 Credits


Major Core


IV. Electives - 6 Credits *


At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level.

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

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, 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).

Recommended Social Science electives:


Option: Accelerated Degree Programs


Qualified students may apply for an accelerated degree program to earn their M.A. in Christian Studies (MACS) or M.A. in Ministry Leadership (MAML) degree in one additional year instead of the typical two years. Students may also apply for an accelerated 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 325 - Biblical Evangelism and Missions  

CST 5234 - Theology of Missions and Outreach  

CHM 420 - Philosophy of Ministry  

MIN 5821 - Philosophy of Christian Ministry  

CHM 450X - Counseling for Church Leaders  

MIN 5215 - Pastoral Counseling  

DSC 357 - Curriculum Design for Discipleship   

MIN 5230 - Teaching for Ministry  

ICS 347 - Engaging Cultures in a Post-Postmodern World  

MIN 5218 - Social & Cultural Foundations for Ministry  

 

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 300 - Spiritual and Personal Formation  

MIN 6210 - Spiritual Formation for Ministry  

CHM 325 - Biblical Evangelism and Missions  

CST 5234 - Theology of Missions and Outreach  

CHM 420 - Philosophy of Ministry  

MIN 5821 - Philosophy of Christian Ministry  

CHM 450X - Counseling for Church Leaders  

MIN 5215 - Pastoral Counseling  

ICS 347 - Engaging Cultures in a Post-Postmodern World  

MIN 5218 - Social & Cultural Foundations for Ministry  

 

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

Course Requirements for MDIV


Students who are accepted into the accelerated M.Div. 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 300 - Spiritual and Personal Formation  

MIN 6210 - Spiritual Formation for Ministry  

CHM 325 - Biblical Evangelism and Missions  

CST 5234 - Theology of Missions and Outreach  

CHM 420 - Philosophy of Ministry   

MIN 5821 - Philosophy of Christian Ministry  

CHM 450X - Counseling for Church Leaders  

MIN 5215 - Pastoral Counseling  

DSC 357 - Curriculum Design for Discipleship  

MIN 5230 - Teaching for Ministry  

HIS 332 - Church History  

CST 5224 - History of the Church  

ICS 347 - Engaging Cultures in a Post-Postmodern World  

MIN 5218 - Social & Cultural Foundations for Ministry  

PRC 332 - Expository Preaching  

MIN 5510 - The Biblical Communicator  

PST 342 - Principles of Ministry Leadership  

MIN 5210 - Management & Administration of Christian Ministry  

THE 332 - Theology II: Human Redemption and Destiny  

CST 5235 - Theology of Christ and the Church  (fulfills CST 5223  in the M.Div.)

THE 349 - Alliance Ministries  

CST 5222 - Alliance Distinctives  (fulfills a CST elective in the M.Div.)

 

Click for more information about the Master of Divinity (M.Div.)  program.

Four-Year Suggested Program for the Youth and Family Ministries Major


Freshman Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 16 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, GPA of 2.5 for courses in major, and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the Youth and Family major.

Junior Year


Fall Semester - 15 Credits


Spring Semester - 16 Credits


Summer Semester - 0 Credits


Senior Year


Spring Semester - 16 Credits




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