Christian Ministry (A.S.)

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Online Associate Degree in Ministry

Christian Ministry (A.S.)

Designed for students with a high school diploma, GED, and little or no college experience, the A.S. in Christian Ministry  is an online ministry degree that cultivates personal and professional spiritual formation. The streamlined program builds skills in Bible study and interpretation, theological thinking, and helping others in their spiritual formation and discipleship. The program also provides a firm foundation in general education.

Graduates enter professional careers as associates in churches, youth and para-church ministries, and other faith-based education and nonprofit organizations. They integrate Christian values into everyday decisions. They incorporate Bible-based strategies into effective ministry. As a graduate of the A.S. program, you may be eligible to transfer all of your credits into our Bachelor of Christian Ministry degree program which is also available, 100% online.

Faculty with credentials in academic excellence, and with significant ministry and mission experience, lead the courses in Crown’s dynamic online learning environment. The Christian Ministry A.S. is infused with Crown’s academic integrity and top-ranked by is reflected in top rankings by both MONEY Magazine and Christian Universities Online.

Crown’s easy-to-use online learning environment allows you the freedom and flexibility to complete coursework at your convenience. Tuition is priced competitively lower than at similar accredited institutions.

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Christian Ministry Major (A.S.) Courses

I. Christian Studies Core - 15-21 Credits

II. General Education Core - 31 Credits

III. Concentration - 15 Credits

IV. Electives - 2 Credits

Students who take 18 or 21 credits in the Christian Studies core will fulfill this elective with those credits.

Total - 63-67 Credits

1 Counts towards 3 credits of Social Science credits. Students who have successfully completed 60 credits with a GPA of at least a 2.0 may replace SOC 1510  with another Social Science elective.

2 Click HERE  to view options for Social Science, Humanities, Global Awareness, and Fine Arts Electives.

3 Students may choose to fulfill the BIB/THE/CM elective requirement by taking BIB 1522  or THE 3524  .

* 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 63 credits is reached.

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Career Outcomes

Upon completion, graduates of our online Christian ministry college near Minneapolis are well qualified to begin entry-level employment opportunities in the following types of organizations:

  • Churches
  • Para-church Ministries
  • Local Ministries
  • Health and Welfare Ministries
  • Youth and Family Ministries
  • Children’s Ministries
  • Teen Challenge
  • Youth With A Mission (YWAM)
  • Faith-Based Education


An Affordable Online College Education.

Earning your degree online makes sense. It’s convenient and provides an invaluable advantage to your future success. And at Crown College, it’s affordable. Crown is one of the 10 most affordable Christian colleges in the Midwest. With 98 percent of our students receiving some form of financial aid, we will work with you to figure out the best financial aid package available.

Financial aid is funding made available by the federal government, state government, private entities and Crown. Crown College’s School of Online Studies and Graduate School programs participate in the Federal Pell Grant, Minnesota State Grant and Federal Direct Stafford Loans to help finance your education.

Most financial aid is awarded on the basis of need. The first step is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is the government form used to help assess a family’s financial strength. Crown’s school code for FAFSA is: 002383. Students must apply for financial aid each year to be considered for funding.

Tuition and Fees

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