Non-Profit Youth Ministry B.S.

School of Theology + Ministry

Equipping the Next Generation

Crown’s B.S. degree in Non-Profit Youth Ministry provides excellent preparation for immediate career placement or graduate/seminary programs in ministry, Bible, or theology.

With a Non-Profit Youth Ministry degree, students in the program will cover multiple specialty areas including ministry, evangelism, theology, scripture and more.

Why study Youth/Social Ministry at Crown?

Practical Training

Learn how to engage contemporary issues from a biblical perspective.

Inspiring Faculty

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

Gain Hands-on Internship Experience

Complete a 6-month internship where you'll invest in, and begin leadership of, a para-church ministry or nonprofit.

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


Non-Profit Organization Leader
Non-Profit Spiritual Life Coordinator
Non-Profit Chaplain

Preparation for Advanced Degrees

Master of Chaplaincy
Master of Social Work Non-Profit Organization Leader
Master’s in Pastoral Counseling

Meet the Dean

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Bill Kuhn

Dean, School of Theology + Ministry

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

Jerry Kragt

Faculty-in-Residence, Director of Intercultural Studies

Preview of Courses

ICS 346 - Advanced Intercultural Relations

May be accomplished on campus or while on study abroad (offered online, synchronous meetings required). Intercultural frame-shifting and continua are studied in depth, along with an introduction to critical studies in communication and the postcolonial perspective. Students will reflect on the role of culture in their cross-cultural experiences.

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 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.


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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