Next Generation Ministry Degrees
Youth and Family Ministry (B.S.):
The Youth and Family Ministry degree offered on our Minnesota campus prepares graduates for career placement in ministry roles focused on adolescents and their families, with an emphasis on church-based settings. Students in the Youth Ministry Bachelor’s degree program in Minnesota are trained in Biblical patterns of generational ministry, adolescent faith development, at-risk youth mentoring, and various approaches of work and ministry programming. Work with teens, individually, and within the larger context of family and church community are important parts of the program.
During the final year of their Family Ministry degree, students participate in a fully-immersive ministry internship that provides on-site field practice in ministry. Graduates of the Youth and Family Ministry program earn a bachelor’s degree and are prepared to pursue future graduate work or seek employment in with the church or other ministry organizations.
Youth/Social Ministry (B.S.):
The Youth and Social Ministry degree program for Christian community work helps Minnesota students in their non-traditional ministry roles. Graduates may work on college and high school campuses, in teen agencies, at-risk restorative centers, with group homes, rescue missions and inner-city outreaches. The program equips students to work holistically with adolescent youth and other populations that are poor, hurting and hungry. During the final year of the program, students participate in a full-immersive ministry internship that provides on-site field practice in ministry.
After completing the Youth/Social Ministry degree program, Minnesota graduates are prepared to pursue additional graduate work or pursue employment opportunities in restorative youth programs at local churches or in ministry organizations and community development programs. For those entering graduate school, courses of study typically include a master’s in social work, psychology, and/or drug & alcohol counseling in order to work in secular or para-church organizations.
Intercultural Youth Development (B.S.):
Demonstrate God’s heart for righteousness and justice at the intersection of need and development. Crown’s Intercultural Youth Development program prepares reflective practitioners, who understand culture and themselves, and who are ready to make a difference in the local and global issues of the day. Designed for a broad range of applications from overseas to local, and from development to discipleship, this practical degree is specifically for the follower of Jesus ready to make an appropriate and sustainable difference in the world.
Child and Family Ministry (B.S.)
After completing Crown’s Children’s Ministry Bachelor’s degree program, Minnesota students leave our campus prepared for ministry roles serving elementary school children and their families. Students in this degree are trained in Biblical patterns of generational ministry, child faith development, home environments, and various approaches of work and ministry programming with children, individually, and within the larger context of family and church community.
The Child and Family Ministry Bachelor’s degree program also provides a solid foundation for those considering additional graduate studies at the Master’s level or who wish to assume critical roles in Children’s and/or Family Ministry programs within the church and other ministry organizations.