Next Generation Ministry Leadership B.S.

School of Theology + Ministry

Leading the Next Generation

Crown’s B.S. degree in Next Generation Ministry Leadership equips students to lead coming generations to a life-giving and foundational relationship with Christ.

With a Next Generation Ministry Leadership degree, students in the program will cover multiple specialty areas including ministry, evangelism, theology, scripture and more.

Why study Next Generation Ministry Leadership at Crown?

Inspiring faculty

The program is led by individuals with excellent scholarship and years of experience in youth ministry and church leadership.

Practical training

Learn how to engage contemporary issues from a biblical perspective. Disciple and evangelize youth and children, engage parents in faith development, and create leadership structures for healthy and sustainable churches and ministries.

Gain hands-on internship experience

Gain hands-on internship experience. Complete a 6-month internship where you'll invest in, and begin leadership of, a church or ministry.

I have the opportunity to not just be in a caring community, but a community that fosters the same values and faith. There are so many different perspectives here from students and professors, and it creates so many opportunities to grow.

Being at Crown makes you want to stay at Crown for the rest of your life; but being at Crown also gets you excited for what God is preparing you to do after college, too.

Nora Xiong


Youth Pastor
Family/Intergenerational Pastor
Associate Pastor

Advanced Degrees

Master of Divinity
Master of Chaplaincy
Doctor of Divinity

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Bill Kuhn

Dean, School of Theology + Ministry

Dr. Dean Erickson

Professor of Biblical Studies | Chair of Biblical, Theological, and Ministry Studies

Dr. Glenn Myers

Professor of Church History and Theological Studies

Dr. Jessica Fleck

Assistant Professor of Next Generation Ministry Leadership

Dr. Justin Winzenburg

Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek | Director of Crown Honors

Dr. Nick Fox

Assistant Professor of Christian Studies

Preview of Courses

DSC 354 - Faith Development of Young People

This course examines the dynamics of how faith develops within the lives of children and youth related to the work of the Holy Spirit and theories of cognitive, moral, psycho/social, and faith development. Current research related to faith and brain development will be analyzed within a biblical perspective.

CHM 140 - Foundations of Discipleship Ministries

This course focuses on the fundamental principles and practices at the core of any strategy of building disciples of Jesus Christ. Students will gain insight into their sense of calling to ministry and specific giftedness. They will also gain an overview of the specializations offered in the major and exposure to each of the professors teaching those specializations.

DSC 358X - Contemporary Issues in Culture

This class will develop strategies for meeting the needs of youth in a changing youth culture. The student will learn how to assess the relevant social and cultural forces shaping the experience of adolescence in contemporary society. Students will learn to evaluate elements of youth culture, analyze the cultural systems that shape young people and develop effective approaches to discipleship. (Also SOC 358X)


Our faculty to student ratio is 17:1. We intentionally aim to keep our class sizes small. This allows us to maintain academic excellence and strong relationships between faculty and students. At Crown College, every student is a person and not just another number.
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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. For more information on other ways Crown College equips students spiritually outside of the classroom, click here.

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