Minor in Care Ministries

Online Care Ministries Minor

Care Ministries Minor

During times of personal and community crisis, people often need someone to turn to for emotional and spiritual support as they deal with deep loss and trauma. Crown’s Care Ministries program has been specifically designed for people called to minister to those in crisis.

Combining coursework in Bible, theology, psychology, counseling and ministry, Crown’s Care Ministries program provides training for those seeking careers as pastors, chaplains and first responders.

What makes Crown’s program unique?

  • Christ-centered
  • 100% online
  • One of few Care Ministries programs offered in the country
  • Ability to combine Care Ministries coursework with degrees in Christian Ministry, Psychology/Counseling, Criminal Justice, Disaster and Emergency Management and more
  • Coursework for Care Ministries minors can be used as part of an accelerated Master’s degree in Divinity, Counseling, Christian Studies, Ministry Leadership or Organizational Leadership
  • Small class sizes and individualized attention
  • Each student is assigned an academic advisor whose only job is to help you succeed

Featured Partner

Crown College is pleased to partner with Crisis Response Care (CRC). CRC is a program designed for first responders, chaplains and community volunteers to deepen their knowledge in the area of crisis response. As a service powered by K-LOVE, CRC offers training courses in crisis care and Critical Incident Stress Management. These courses, which are offered all over the country, are delivered by highly qualified and experienced instructors.

Students who have taken CRC classes may articulate their coursework into Crown and apply select courses into Care Ministries degree programs.


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    Minor – 18 Credits

    PSY 130 – General Psychology, 3 Cr.

    PSY 3538 – Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy, 3 Cr.

    CM 4610 – Principles of Counseling & Care Ministry, 3 Cr.

    Choose 3 concentration electives.

    Choose 9 credits of CM or PSY electives.


    Students training to become pastors, chaplains, first responders or counselors can combine a minor in Care Ministries with the following majors at Crown:

    • Christian Ministry
    • Biblical Studies
    • Criminal Justice
    • Disaster and Emergency Management
    • Psychology/Counseling

    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.


    Graduates from Crown’s Care Ministries program learn vital skills that can be applied to a variety fields including:

    • Pastoral ministry
    • Chaplaincy
    • First Responders
    • Social Service Agencies
  • FAQs

    The FAQs provided below address questions you might have regarding the online Care Ministries program. Feel free to contact your enrollment advisor directly for any additional questions you might have.

    How often do I have to be on campus?

    Crown’s Care Ministries program is 100% online and has no requirement for you to travel to campus for any aspect of the program. Although it is a fully online degree program, you will have a dedicated advisor who will provide academic support, guidance and advice throughout the program. You will also have direct access to each of your instructors throughout the week.

    While not required, we do hope you will join us on-site for your graduation! We host several special events for our online students and their families at our main campus in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota the day before graduation. The actual commencement service is held on a Saturday.

    Do I have to meet for class at a specific time?
    Crown’s online classes are asynchronous meaning that there are no set meeting times. Students must meet regular assignment deadlines (usually on Thursday and Sunday night), but they can complete their work at any time during the week that best fits their schedule.