School of Ministry

God is at work in our world – calling men and women to Himself, and sending them forth to labor in His harvest field. We understand it is our great privilege and sacred responsibility to train those whom the Lord has called into His wonderful work.



At Crown, you will find the strongest ministry training programs available anywhere – each built upon the thorough understanding, faithful interpretation, and consistent application of the Scriptures to both personal life and ministry.Our faculty bring practical and rigorous instruction, extensive ministry experience, and a passion for God’s work in the local church to task of preparing students to live out the Christian life while fulfilling Christ’s command to preach the Gospel to every creature.Over 100 ministry opportunities through Temple Baptist Church allow every student to put learning into action.

Ministry experiences

  • Travel as a New Testament Church Pioneer helping church planters across America and around the world
  • Study abroad at one of our international learning sites.
  • Lead a Bible club in a public school or university campus
  • Sing with the Crown College Choir as they conduct gospel crusades in New York City and Europe
  • Be a counselor at one of our youth camps – Mount Moriah in Powell, Tennessee or Lake Texoma in Pottsboro, Texas
  • Serve an internship in a local church gaining hands-on experience under a veteran pastor in the U.S. or overseas
  • Become an International Language Navigator training to work with internationals or the deaf, taking the gospel around the world.

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Mike Fox

Dean, School of Ministry

B.R.E., Bible, Education – Midwestern Baptist College
M.C.E., Educational Administration – Crown Graduate School
M.Min. – Crown Seminary

Bachelor of Biblical Studies


Pastoral Ministry

This program is designed to equip students to serve as the pastor of a local New Testament church through challenging courses, purposeful research, ministry experience, and practical internship.

The student will be trained to teach and preach the Scriptures faithfully and effectively, and to be a shepherd to God’s people.

The student will learn the Scriptural purpose of the New Testament church, and how a local church can dynamically engage our lost world with the gospel.

Freshman year

Freshman  
Fall SemesterCourseCredit hours
BI 101Old Testament Survey3
BI 120Bible Geography2
CM 121Personal Evangelism2
EN 101Grammar and Composition I3
HI 101History of Civilization I3
MI 101Introduction to Missions2
OR 100Freshman Orientation1
Spring Semester
BI 102New Testament Survey3
BU 142Office Computer Applications3
CM 132Living the Christian Life2
EN 104Grammar and Composition II3
HI 102History of Civilization II3
MA 123Introductory Algebra3

Sophomore year

Sophomore  
Fall Semester
BI 204Hermeneutics and Bible Study2
BI 211Bible Doctrine I3
BI 321Pentateuch2
BI 325Gospel Records2
BL 209Greek I3
EN 121Speech3
MI 310Missionary Methods2
Spring Semester
BI 203Methods of Bible Teaching2
BI 212Bible Doctrine II3
BI 322Historical Books2
BI 326Christian Church Epistles2
BL 210Greek II3
MU 201Music Ministry Administration2
PM 344Assisting the Pastor2

Junior year

Junior  
Fall Semester
BI 335Pastoral Epistles2
BL 309Greek III3
ED 322Theology of Christian Education3
EN 201American Literature3
PM 304Homiletics I3
YM 346Theology of Youth Work3
Spring Semester
BI 331Poetic Books2
BI 336Hebrew Christian Church Epistles2
BL 310Greek IV3
ED 342Introduction to Christian School Administration3
MU 401Philosophy of Christian Music2
PM 305Homiletics II3

Senior year

Senior  
Fall Semester
BI 332Major Prophets2
BI 341Minor Prophets2
CM 221Comparative World Religions2
EN 361Classic Christian Literature3
HI 491Baptist History and Distincitives3
PM 441Counseling3
Spring Semester
CM 443Marriage and Family2
CM 451Contemporary Theological Issues2
CM 481Church Finance2
CM 487Internship2
OR 400Senior Forum1
PM 341Church Administration and Polity3
PM 471Church Planting Seminar2
BIEL 402Bible Elective2

Youth Ministry

This program is designed to equip students to assist the pastor by ministering among children, teens, and their families. Emphasis is placed upon evangelism and discipleship, as well as knowing how to equip, support, encourage, and partner with parents.

The student will be taught how to use biblical principles to help children and teens obey Christ in response to the influence of an increasingly secular culture.

The student will be trained to boldly and effectively reach children, teens, and college students on with the gospel of Christ on their own campuses.

Freshman year

Freshman  
Fall Semester
BI 101Old Testament Survey3
BI 120Bible Geography2
CM 121Personal Evangelism2
EN 101Grammar and Composition I3
HI 101History of Civilization I3
MI 101Introduction to Missions2
OR 100Freshman Orientation1
Spring Semester
BI 102New Testament Survey3
BU 142Office Computer Applications3
CM 132Living the Christian Life2
EN 104Grammar and Composition II3
HI 102History of Civilization II3
MA 123Introductory Algebra3

Sophomore year

Sophomore  
Fall Semester
BI 204Hermeneutics and Bible Study2
BI 211Bible Doctrine I3
BI 321Pentateuch2
BI 325Gospel Records2
CM 221Comparative World Religions2
EN 121Speech3
MI 310Missionary Methods2
Spring Semester
BI 203Methods of Bible Teaching2
BI 212Bible Doctrine II3
BI 322Historical Books2
BI 326Christian Church Epistles2
MU 201Music Ministry Administration2
PM 344Assisting the Pastor (Men)2
ED 241Principles and Methods of Education (Women)2
YM 344Child Evangelism2

Junior year

Junior  
Fall Semester
BI 335Pastoral Epistles2
ED 322Theology of Christian Education3
EN 201American Literature3
PM 304Homiletics I3
YM 245Children’s Ministry2
YM 346Theology of Youth Work3
Spring Semester
BI 331Poetic Books2
BI 336Hebrew Christian Church Epistles2
ED 342Introduction to Christian School Administration3
MU 401Philosophy of Christian Music2
PM 305Homiletics II3
YM 310Camp Ministry2
YM 432Bible Clubs in the Public School2

Senior year

Senior  
Fall Semester
BI 332Major Prophets2
BI 341Minor Prophets2
EN 361Classic Christian Literature3
HI 491Baptist History and Distinctives3
PM 441Counseling3
YM 434University Ministry2
Spring Semester
CM 443Marriage and Family2
CM 451Contemporary Theological Issues2
CM 481Church Finance2
CM 487Internship2
OR 400Senior Forum1
PM 341Church Administration and Polity (Men)3
BU 461The Secretary in the Ministry (Women)2
YM 347Youth Ministry in the Local Church3
BIEL 402Bible Elective2



Music

This program is designed train students to effectively serve in local churches through skillful leadership of Christ-exalting music ministry.

The student will be equipped to establish a personal Scripture-based philosophy of music for both personal life and congregational worship. Students will given opportunities to minister through chapel services and be involved in the music ministry of a local church.

Students will be trained in theory, sight-singing, songwriting, arranging, conducting, as well as vocal and instrumental pedagogy, so they are “able to teach others also” (II Timothy 2:2).

Freshman year

Freshman  
Fall Semester
BI 101Old Testament Survey3
CM 121Personal Evangelism2
EN 101Grammar and Composition I3
HI 101History of Civilization I3
MI 101Introduction to Missions2
MU 111Fundamentals of Music2
MUPL 101Private Music Lessons1
OR 100Freshman Orientation1
Spring Semester
BI 102New Testament Survey3
BU 142Office Computer Applications3
CM 132Living the Christian Life2
EN 104Grammar and Composition II3
HI 102History of Civilization II3
MA 123Introductory Algebra3
MUPL 103Private Music Lessons1

Sophomore year

Sophomore  
Fall Semester
BI 211Bible Doctrine I3
ED 322Theology of Christian Education3
EN 201American Literature3
MU 271Music Theory I3
MU 281Sight-singing & Dictation I2
MU 305Music History and Appreciation2
MUPL 201Private Music Lessons1
Spring Semester
BI 203Methods of Bible Teaching2
BI 212Bible Doctrine II3
MU 205History of Classical Music3
MU 272Music Theory II3
MU 282Sight-singing & Dictation II2
BIEL 202Bible Elective2
MULP 203Private Music Lessions1

Junior year

Junior  
Fall Semester
CM 221Comparative World Religions2
ED 402Teaching Music3
MU 301Electronic Transcription2
MU 371Music Theory III3
MU 381Sight-singing & Dictation III2
MU 393Song-writing2
BIEL 301Bible Elective2
MUPL 301Private Music Lessons1
Spring Semester
EN 122Speech3
MU 201Music Ministry Administration2
MU 321Choir Conducting2
MU 323Choral Arranging2
MU 401Philosophy of Christian Music2
BIEL 302Bible Elective2
MUPL 302Private Music Lessons1

Senior year

Senior  
Fall Semester
HI 491Baptist History and Distinctives3
MU 307Hymn Histories2
MU 451Strings Methods2
MU 495Practicum2
MU 411Vocal Pedagogy2
or
MU 461Orchestration2
MU 421Advanced Conducting2
or
MU 431Piano Pedagogy2
BIEL 401Bible Elective2
MUPL 401Private Music Lessons1
Spring Semester
CM 443Marriage and Family2
MU 452Brass/Woodwind Methods2
MU 499Internship2
PM 341Church Administration & Polity (Men)3
or
Elective (Women)3
MU 436Piano Accompaniment2
or
MUPL 402Private Lessons1
MUPL 403Secondary Private Lessons1
OR 400Senior Forum1
BIEL 402Bible Elective2

Missions

This program is designed to prepare the student for effective ministry as a missionary through academic instruction, cross-cultural training, and an intensive, practical internship.

The student will develop a personal philosophy of world evangelism from Scripture and have opportunity to reach diverse international people groups living in the greater Knoxville community.

Students will gain valuable “tent-making” skills in the form of business, educational, and language certifications, as well as trade skills, that will open doors of opportunity in nations and people groups often considered to be closed to the gospel.

Freshman year

Freshman  
Fall Semester
BI 101Old Testament Survey3
BI 120Bible Geography2
CM121Personal Evangelism2
EN 101Grammar and Composition I3
HI 101History of Civilization I3
MI 101Introduction to Missions2
OR 100Freshman Orientation1
Spring Semester
BI 102New Testament Survey3
CM 132Living the Christian Life2
EN 104Grammar and Composition II3
FL 201Foundation of Language3
HI 102History of Civilization II3
MA 123Introductory Algebra3

Sophomore year

Sophomore  
Fall Semester
BI 204Hermeneutics and Bible Study2
BI 211Bible Doctrine I3
BI 325Gospel Records2
BU 141Office Computer Applications3
CM 221Comparative World Religions2
EN 121Speech3
MI 310Missionary Methods2
Spring Semester
BI 203Methods of Bible Teaching2
BI 212Bible Doctrine II3
BI 326Christian Church Epistles2
HI 120World Geography2
MI 320Cultural Anthropology2
MU 201Music Ministry Administration2
MIEL 202Missions Elective3

Junior year

Junior  
Fall Semester
BI 321Pentateuch2
BI 335Pastoral Epistles2
ED 322Theology of Christian Education3
MI 358Missionary Medicine2
PM 304Homiletics I3
YM 245Children’s Ministry2
MIEL 301Missions Elective3
Spring Semester
BI 322Historical Books2
BI 336Hebrew Christian Church Epistles2
MI 210Islamic Studies2
PM 305Homiletics II3
PM 341Church Administration and Polity3
PM 471Church Planting Seminar2
MIEL 302Missions Elective3

Senior year

Senior  
Fall Semester
BI 332Major Prophets2
CM 442Marriage and Family2
EN 361Classic Christian Literature3
HI 491Baptist History and Distinctives3
MI 395Missionary Forum I2
MI 486Internship2
MIEL 401Missions Elective3
Spring Semester
CM 451Contemporary Theological Issues2
CM 481Church Finance2
MI 302History of Missions2
MI 361Issues in Missiology2
MI 396Missionary Forum II2
OR 400Senior Forum1
MIEL 402Missions Elective3



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