M.A. in Ministry Leadership

Graduate School of Ministry

Christian Leadership for Today

Crown provides an excellent and practical alternative to the seminary experience: the online Christian Masters in Ministry Leadership. An advanced degree with an emphasis on practical leadership, the program prepares men and women for leadership positions in churches, missions and other faith-based organizations. 

The online Master’s in Ministry Leadership program empowers leaders with skills in researching one’s ministry context so that effective strategies can be developed and implemented. This preparation includes coursework related to key leadership competencies in the areas of spiritual formation, social and cultural analysis, theories of leadership, and the theology of work and leadership.

Why study Ministry Leadership at Crown?


Emphasis credits to fit your passion


Week courses


Online program

The program that I am taking equips me for success by giving me the tools to go out and do ministry. The classes that I have taken are mostly practical. They have given me time and space to think about the things that I want to do and how to do them.

The best part about online classes is that I can do most things at my own pace. I can have a job and support myself fully while getting a degree that will help me in the future.

Ben Bryant


Pastoral Counselor
Community Outreach Coordinator

Advanced Degrees

Doctor of Ministry
Doctor of Theology
Doctor of Intercultural Studies

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Cornelia White

Content Expert, Core Faculty Member

Dr. Alexander Zell

GSOM Program Director - Associate Professor

Dr. Bill Kuhn

Dean, School of Theology + Ministry

Preview of Courses

CST 6210 - Theology of Leadership, Vocation and Work

This course is a study of the theology of leadership, vocation, and work as they relate to providing leadership in diverse ministry contexts. Students will be prepared to reflect biblically and theologically on leadership, vocation, and work in order to make wise personal decisions and to help others understand the relationship between work, ministry, and service in the Kingdom of God.

GRD 5014 - Organizational Communication

This course is an introduction to the theories and practice of organizational communication with an emphasis on the themes of communication, empowerment, and technology and their impact on organizations.

MIN 5512 - Facilitating Spiritual Formation

Through this course students will identify their place on the spiritual journey and develop skills to help people grow spiritually. Attention will be given to the divine dynamic of spiritual formation, to models of spiritual formation, to spiritual disciplines, and to tools for directing others in spiritual formation via one-on-one mentoring, small groups, and/or establishing a spiritual growth program.


Online education uses digital technology and the internet to deliver educational content. Our courses are built to be 8-week courses. Students can access lectures, assignments, and resources through our online platform, Canvas. Communication with instructors and peers often occurs through discussion forums, video conferencing, and email.
Requirements may vary, but generally, students need a reliable computer and internet connection.
Online exams and assessments can take various forms, including multiple-choice quizzes, essays, and timed exams. Most classes utilize discussion posts each week, due every Thursday. All of these are available on our online program Canvas.
We generally accept credits from accredited institutions as long as the student maintained a C or higher in the course. To see a full list of what classes will transfer, you can visit Transferology or contact our registrar office at
Crown College offers a wide-range of scholarships to every student. 100% of students receive some type of financial aid. For more information about financial aid, click here.
At Crown College, every class is taught from a Biblical worldview. Our faculty are all followers of Christ and are comfortable incorporating Christian principles into their curriculum.

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