Christian Ministry (A.S.)

Online Christian Ministry Associates Degree

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 of the online Christian ministry associate degree program 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

    II. General Education Core - 30 Credits

    III. Concentration - 15 Credits

    IV. Electives - 6 Credits

    Total - 60 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 a Communication, Humanities, Math, Science or Social Science elective.

    2 Click HERE to view options for Humanities and Social Science Electives.

    * 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 60 credits is reached.

    To view these courses in our online catalog system, click here.
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    Earning your degree online makes sense. It’s convenient and provides an invaluable advantage to your future success. At Crown College, it’s also 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 funding is made available by the federal and state governments.

    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.

    Online (SOS) Tuition

    Online Undergraduate 2020-2021 Costs

    Tuition Per Credit $395*
    Application Fee $25
    Technology Fee $140 per semester

    *$475 per credit if not full-time (under 12 credits per semester)

    Check Course Catalog for any additional fees related to your specific program.


    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