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Christian Ministry

 

This degree program features a core of biblical and theological studies to prepare students for effective Christian ministry through facilitating growth in Christ-centered character, empowered ministry, leadership excellence, and healthy living. The program culminates in a core of fourth-year classes designed to engage students in ministry and cause them to critically reflect on those experiences. The Christian Ministry program is designed to prepare thoughtful ministry practitioners who have a clear vision for making disciples in their local congregations and to the ends of the earth.  

 

This program includes three accelerated track options for select students who wish to continue studying for a Christian Studies (M.A.), Ministry Leadership (M.A.), or Master of Divinity (M.Div.).

 

Why choose Christian Ministry studies at Crown?

  • Dedicated to cultivating a personal love for God and demonstrating Christ-like character.
  • Able to teach the Word of God and make leadership decisions based on sound theology.
  • Committed to making disciples who will make other disciples.
  • Equipped to minister in a diverse and global environment.

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Limitless options. Extreme flexibility. Future-proofed career skills. Christian Ministry majors have boundless opportunities.

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Anytime, anywhere, you can complete your coursework. Simply log into your classroom. Whether taking part in discussions with classmates or turning in your latest assignment, your virtual classroom doesn’t just run during office hours. Canvas is open 24-7.

 

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Minors

Minors allow you to customize your degree. Focus on what you are passionate about.

The online ADC program will provide you with the skills needed to help individuals struggling with addiction to find healing. The program examines the effects of substance abuse on individuals and families with special attention given to the real emotional, cognitive, cultural, professional, financial, and spiritual consequences of addiction. Crown’s Christian-centered counseling program addresses how to recognize and respond to addiction, how to support and help those in need, and the role that faith plays in recovery. Through your courses and internship experience you will be prepared to become a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) through the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT).

Did you know that Alcohol and Drug Counseling is the only field where you can work as a counselor with a Bachelor’s Degree? (No Master’s required.)

An internship is not required to get an ADC minor, however, it is a requirement of the state of MN in order to obtain licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Therefore, Crown College assists students in finding an internship site that will prepare them to enter the chemical health field. Internships provide students with experiential learning in order to develop skills and receive training from professionals in the field. Internships also offer great networking opportunities. Though there is no guarantee, many students get hired by their internship sites.

Students in any of Crown’s online degree programs can add a Biblical Studies minor so that they can deepen their understanding of theology and ability to interpret the Word of God. Students are equipped with tools for their own spiritual growth and empowered with skills to lead others in the process of spiritual formation.

Graduates with a minor in Biblical Studies are prepared for volunteer ministry, bi-vocational ministry, or work in other faith-based education and nonprofit organizations. They are prepared to integrate Christian values into everyday decisions. Students in the B.S. in Christian Ministry degree program are automatically eligible to declare the Christian studies minor since all of the required courses are completed in that degree program.

The online Christian business minor is intended for students majoring in other disciplines who want a solid introduction to business management. Students are introduced to the disciplines of Marketing, Management, Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Information Systems.

This minor will enhance students’ marketability when taken alongside a Christian Ministry major, General Liberal Studies major, Psychology Counseling major, or Disaster & Emergency Management major. This 21-hour Christian business minor was intentionally created for non-business majors to gain essential business skills they can be applied in any career field.

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.

Are you looking to make an impact in your community? Discover the best practices that help create a strong community. In a world that often focuses on division, you can be a shining light that calls people to unity.

Go beyond the basic principles to understand how relief and development go hand in hand. Not only will you grow in your knowledge and awareness of community issues and solutions, but you will also get a chance to do an internship out in the community to gain specific practical skills.

The Christian counseling minor is intended for students majoring in other disciplines who want to better understand human behavior, human development, personalities, and relationships. Students are equipped with a foundational knowledge of counseling and personality theories.

This minor will enhance students’ marketability when taken alongside a Christian Ministry major, General Liberal Studies major, Business major, or Disaster & Emergency Management major. This 18-hour Christian counseling minor was intentionally created for non-psychology counseling majors to provide insights into working more effectively with individuals and groups.

The Disaster and Emergency Management minor is intended for students majoring in other disciplines who want to be prepared to assist with planning for disasters and equipped to respond to emergency situations. Students will be equipped in crisis communication, preparedness planning, disaster response, recovery, operations management, and hazard mitigation.

The Disaster and Emergency Management minor will enhance students’ marketability when taken alongside a Criminal Justice, Psychology/Counseling, Business, or Christian Ministry major. This 18-hour minor has been intentionally created for non-disaster and emergency management majors so that they will be equipped to help address disaster and emergency situations in the various contexts that they plan to work.

The Human Services minor is intended for students majoring in other disciplines who want to be prepared to assist with human centric problems. Students will be equipped in basic psychology, social issues, organizational communication, and cultural complexity.

The Human Services minor will enhance students’ marketability when taken alongside a Criminal Justice, Psychology/Counseling, Business, or Christian Ministry major. This 18-hour minor has been intentionally created for non-disaster and emergency management majors so that they will be equipped to help others in need in the various contexts that they plan to work.

Similar to the Psychology minor, this is intended for students majoring in other disciplines who want to develop a greater self-awareness as well as a better understanding of human development, personalities, abnormalities, and human interactions. However, this minor also focuses on the practical application of guiding others through the emotional healing process.

Study a deeper understanding of the methodologies of counseling. Look at abnormal psychological issues and how to best treat those patients. Discover diversity issues in counseling and how best to confront and solve those problems.

This minor will enhance students’ marketability when taken alongside a Christian Ministry major, General Liberal Studies major, Business major, or Disaster & Emergency Management major.

Crown’s Christian Psychology minor is intended for students majoring in other disciplines who want to develop a greater self-awareness as well as a better understanding of human development, personalities, abnormalities, and human interactions. Students are exposed to several different psychological disciplines in order to gain a broader understanding of human behavior.

This minor will enhance students’ marketability when taken alongside a Christian Ministry major, General Liberal Studies major, Business major, or Disaster & Emergency Management major. This 18-hour Christian Psychology minor was created specifically for non-psychology counseling majors so that they will be better equipped to understand individual needs, motivations, and development.

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Accelerated Degree Program

Students may take graduate-level courses their senior year which allows them to finish a Christian Studies (M.A.) or Master of Divinity (M.Div.) 1 year early. This not only prepares those wanting to go out into the field sooner but offers exceptional value and savings on tuition.

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Barna Partnership

Crown College is excited to announce that we are the first higher education institute to join in an enterprise partnership with the Barna Group.

For more than 35 years, Barna has been the Church’s go-to source for reliable research and insights on faith and culture.

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What Will I Study?

  • Contextual & Missional Engagement
  • Biblical and Historical Perspectives in Ministry
  • Ministry Management and Administration
  • Communication in Ministry
  • Biblical and Historical Perspectives of Worship
  • Human Development and Discipleship
  • Life of the Ministry Leader
  • Principles of Counseling and Care Ministry
  • Theology of Evangelism and Missions
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Custom-built for your life.

We know you’re busy. Whether its family, work, or church, we created a program that fits with your priorities. Our online programs are flexible and designed for those working full-time, so you can do your coursework anywhere, anytime. Most coursework is due Thursday and Sunday by midnight, giving you the freedom to complete your coursework in your own schedule.

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