The online Master of Ministry program is a systematic graduate-level study of the Scriptures, including basic theological disciplines, and the work of the local church for those actively engaged in Christian ministry.

Coursework is offered in six 8-week sessions.

Fall A courses
BI564 – Principles of Biblical Interpretation
3 credit hours, 8-week online course

A study of the principles of sound biblical interpretation with practical application in preaching and teaching. Emphasis is given to theological, historical, cultural, grammatical, and literary aspects of interpretation. Included are specific topics such as typology, prophecy, figures of speech, miracles and parables.

Textbooks:

  • Knowing the Scriptures – A.T. Pierson
  • Understanding and Applying the Bible – Robertson McQuilken
  • Protestant Biblical Interpretation – Bernard Ramm
  • The Lord Gave the Word – Malcolm H. Watts

 

CM521 – The Life & Ministry of Spurgeon
3 credit hours, 8-week online course

A comprehensive study of Spurgeon’s pastoral and preaching ministry, including an examination of his upbringing, family, location, testimony, life, theology, and ministry philosophy. This course is designed to bring the student very close to this man of God in order to examine his local church ministry as an excellent model of a New Testament church.

Textbooks:

  • Spurgeon: Prince of Preachers – Lewis Drummond
  • The Shadow of the Broad Brim – Richard Ellsworth Day
  • Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan
  • The Pastor in Prayer – C.H. Spurgeon

Spring A courses
BI502 – Advanced New Testament
3 credit hours, 8-week online course

A continuation of the thorough examination of God’s revelation of Himself and His plan of redemption, giving attention to the authorship, date, purpose, and content of the New Testament books.

Textbook:

  • The Unfolding Drama of Redemption – W. Graham Scroggie

 

CM511 – The Pastor’s and Christian Worker’s College
3 credit hours, 8-week online course

A biblical view of the life and ministry of the local New Testament church, including such issues as the home, the devotional and prayer life, personal soul winning, the preaching ministry, the Sunday School, Christ-honoring music, and Christian education.

Textbooks:

  • All required materials  are posted on the course page. Recommended and helpful resources will be suggested during the course.

Summer A courses
CM561 – Teaching & Preaching the Bible
3 credit hours, 8-week online course

A thorough treatment of the preparation of Bible messages from birth to delivery. Emphasis is placed on the preacher’s vision of God, his ability to support a biblical thesis, and his resolve to press for a biblical verdict.

Textbooks:

  • Lectures to My Students, Volumes 1-4 – C.H. Spurgeon
  • Preaching and Preachers – Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • God’s Rules for Holiness – Peter Masters

 

CM511 – The Pastor’s and Christian Worker’s College
3 credit hours, 8-week online course

This course provides a philosophy for local church ministry that is firmly grounded in the Scriptures. It also includes practical insights and sound wisdom for those who are either pastoring a church or assisting a pastor in various ministry endeavors.

Textbooks:

  • All required materials  are posted on the course page. Recommended resources will be suggested during the course.

Fall B courses
BI501 – Advanced Old Testament
3 credit hours, 8-week online course

An in‐depth study of the progressive revelation of God and His redemptive plan, underscoring the Old Testament foundation for New Testament doctrine, from Genesis through the Prophets. In this course, we will read through the Old Testament and take a comprehensive view of the message of God given to us in the Old Testament.

Textbooks:

  • The Tabernacle – M.R. DeHaan
  • Moses – F.B. Meyer
  • The Genesis Flood – John C Whitcomb and Henry M. Morris

 

CM599 – Theological Research and Thesis
3 credit hours, 8-week online course

A comprehensive look at theological research and writing.  The student will thoroughly study an area of theology to develop a thesis and verdict. The thesis will establish a theological truth; the verdict will declare what people should do because of it.

Textbook:

  • The Moody Handbook of Theology – Paul Enns

Spring B courses
ED545 – Baptist Distinctives & History of the Church
3 credit hours, 8-week online course

An introduction to the history of Baptist people and churches with an emphasis on the distinctives of Baptist polity.

Textbook:

  • A History of the Baptists, 2 volumes –  John Christian (available for download on the course page)

 

CM581 – Ministry Practicum
3 to 6 credit hours*, 8-week online course

In this practical course, the student hones his skills in the gospel ministry through weekly involvement in a local church ministry that provides the student with the opportunity to actively engage in reaching and teaching people.

Textbooks:

  • All materials and resources required for this course are included in the online learning platform.  Recommended ministry resources will be suggested for students during the course.

 

*Those engaged in full-time local church ministry for five years or more may earn 6 hours of credit for Ministry Practicum after completing the necessary requirements for the course.

Summer B courses
CM572 – Pastoring the New Testament Church
3 credit hours, 8-week online course

A detailed examination of the life and work of the pastor as patterned in God’s Word. Emphasis is placed on the Pastoral Epistles.

Textbooks:

  • Criswell’s Guidebook for Pastors – W.A. Criswell
  • The Life of David Brainerd – Oswald J. Smith

 

CM581 – Ministry Practicum
3 to 6 credit hours*, 8-week online course

In this practical course, the student hones his skills in the gospel ministry through weekly involvement in a local church ministry that provides the student with the opportunity to actively engage in reaching and teaching people.

Textbooks:

  • All required materials and resources for this course are included in the online learning platform.  Recommended ministry resources will be suggested for students during the course.

 

*Those engaged in full-time local church ministry for five years or more may earn 6 hours of credit for Ministry Practicum after completing the necessary requirements for the course.

Academic diligence and intelligent defense of the faith often necessitate the use of books which include views, authors, or Bible versions quoted we do not necessarily recommend or endorse. That Crown College is an institution which holds to sound biblical doctrine and uses and recommends the Authorized King James Version is well known.

For more information, see the Statement of Faith.

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Dr. Herbert Samworth
Dean of Crown Seminary
1-877-MYCROWN
herb.samworth@thecrowncollege.edu