Crown College Viewbook 2020

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GOING DEEPER Dive into a community that goes beyond the ordinary — a place where you can develop your faith in Jesus while pursuing your passion. Crown starts with the classical classroom experience and adds a strong emphasis on faith and personal development. We create this unique experience because we believe you can be more. Join a community of Christians exploring, learning, and developing into the people God is calling them to be. Will you go deeper?


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LUKE When I first got here, it instantly felt like I was at home. I recently changed my major to Youth and Family Ministry, and it’s been amazing. The professors made the transition easy — they all are well-established and great mentors, helping me through this whole college experience. I started TikTok when I got to Crown, not for the right reasons — just for getting “fame” or being popular. But a few months ago, I was praying and just felt like I needed to dedicate my TikTok to God. I posted a video about it, and it got 3.4 million views — I took that as a confirmation from God.


NORA 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 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.

DANIEL I’m from the Congo, but I was in Chicago before coming to Minnesota. The culture is different, like really different — here, everybody smiles at you, and they want to talk to you and know more about you. I kind of like it!

LYNNEA The professors actually care about students. Like if I’m having a rough time or have a sports conflict, they show a lot of grace. I like that it’s a good campus to be an athlete, too, because a lot of students are in sports! I lead the Women’s Ministry, and I really like the opportunity to meet with other women and grow together. I just like that we get together and pray together; there’s something so wonderful about that. And that’s not just a women’s ministry thing — there are lots of other opportunities on campus where people get together to pray, and those have been some of my favorite moments at Crown.



All that we are is centered around one thing: Jesus. From the coffee shop crew to Crown's president, our staff and faculty are here to see you grow and go deeper in your relationship with Jesus. It doesn't matter if you are studying theology, nursing, film, teaching, or any other major; the focus remains the same. At Crown, we are defined by our commitment to make Jesus the foundation of everything we do.



Programs designed for the times. A message from Professor Ken Castor.

The world is in upheaval. People are nervous about the future. Parents are worried about their children. Problems are proclaimed across headlines. Fear is posted across the internet. But there is some good news. God is not panicking! God is not anxious about the future because he has already set his plan in action through Jesus Christ. That’s what I love about Crown College. For over 100 years, we have pursued a calling to make His good work known to the world. Perhaps God is calling you to join us in this endeavor?! Our ministry degrees will give you a Jesusfocused, Biblically-grounded, resumebuilding, leader-networked, hands-on training for a lifelong career in ministry.

Dr. Ken Castor Professor of Youth Ministry Director of Ministry Partnership 8

GLO WEEK The annual Global and Local Outreach Week (GLO Week) inspires students to reach out to our communities and share the gospel. The week holds tons of mission-focused events, speakers, and workshops. During this week, we pause classes to set apart time to connect to our missional roots and to refocus on our desire to go deeper into our global and cultural understandings. 9 10



Every student who graduates with a Crown degree leaves with a fundamental understanding of the Bible. All Crownies take up to 24 Bible and theology credits, going deeper in their understanding of God's Word.

Our heart is for community — but not just any community. Together, we seek to experience life in God-glorifying ways in accordance to His will. So we set apart time to grow, to study, to pray, and to worship during our triweekly chapels. The content always revolves around being the body of Christ as one community of believers.



Life was never meant to be done alone. And that’s why we set aside an hour every week to provide students with the chance to join in small groups where they can hold one another accountable, spur each other on toward love and good deeds, and gain insight from new perspectives.

Every student has the opportunity to be matched with a mentor during their time at Crown. We believe that mentorship is invaluable. This is the chance for you to learn from spiritually-mature leaders on campus. It's a defining experience at Crown.


12 Biology major Abbi Christensen control-burning a field for a prairie restoration project

The world doesn’t need people who simply finished their college degrees. They need people who are ready to influence the world — ready for whatever God calls them to be. As an institution, we look beyond academic excellence toward true preparedness, fusing theory with practice to produce students who are fully equipped.


ACADEMICS /academics



› Accounting, B.S.

› Health Science/Medical Biology, B.A.

› Biblical + Theological Studies, B.A.

› History, B.A.

› Biology, B.S.

› Intercultural Youth Development, B.S.

› Business Administration, B.S.

› International Relations, B.A.

› Child + Family Ministry, B.S.

› Law Enforcement, B.S.

› Communication, B.A.

› Marketing, B.S.

› Communication Arts + Literature Education, B.S.

› Nursing, B.S.N.

› Criminology, B.S.

› Pastoral Leadership, B.A.

› Criminal/Social Justice, B.S.

› Physical and Health Education, B.S.

› Discipleship Ministries, B.S.

› Psychology, B.A.

› Elementary Education, B.S.

› Science Education, B.S.

› English, B.A.

› Social Studies Education, B.S.

› Exercise Science, B.S.

› Sport Management, B.S.

› Film + Video Production, B.A.

› Youth + Family Ministry, B.S.

› Finance, B.S.

› Youth/Social Ministry, B.S.

› General Studies, B.S.

› Worship Ministry, B.S.


Going deeper in healing others. Discover the skills to be a confident nurse while developing your faith.

Registered Nurse jobs in Minnesota


69K First-time NCLEX pass rate


Increase in Registered Nurse jobs from 2019-2029



SCIENCE IS GOD’S EQUATION TO CREATION Science is not the enemy of faith but the exploration of God’s handiwork. Former Faith/Science Club president and now veterinary student Abbi Christensen explains, “God and science are synergistic. Meaning science actually allows you to deepen your faith through God’s creation because you begin to realize how complex and beautiful His design is. For me, this club was exploring faith on a deeper level.”

The Faith/Science Club serves three primary purposes: › To facilitate student exploration of areas around faith and science › To engage the Crown faith community, both within and beyond the department, in science-related activities › To build a sense of community in the Math and Science department

Dr. Aeisha Thomas, Ph.D. Dr. Thomas founded the Faith and Science Club alongside fellow educators as a part of a two-year program. The program is known as the Oxford Interdisciplinary Seminars in Science and Religion: Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and Humanities.

Education: › Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Harvard University › Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences in Public Health, Harvard University



Inspire discovery. › TED Tips capstone project › 12 unique majors to choose from › Many K-12 endorsement options /ed

“At Crown College, students are known inside and outside of the classroom. We work closely with students to develop them both professionally and personally. Faculty are able to integrate their faith into the classroom and foster an attitude of service within and for the teaching profession.”

Dr. Scotti Moats Teacher Ed Department Chair



Invest in yourself.

› Accounting, B.S. › Marketing, B.S. › Business Administration, B.S. › Finance, B.S. › Sport Management, B.S.

23+ 24 $12.5K Elective credits 18

Christian Studies Core credits

Savings with accelerated MBA program



“We are very industry focused, always looking to see how we can take the theory we learn and integrate it into the real world. We are focused on innovative, cutting-edge cinematography and pushing the bounds of our creative potential. When our students graduate, they will be proficient in cinematography techniques, current styles, and the latest technology. With video's rapidly progressing technology, we give students the ability to work with high caliber tools — the same tools that professionals use. That gives them a huge advantage to know what it will be like to be working in the industry.”

Jon Vinson Assistant Professor of Communication

BY THE NUMBERS: › 2 Film fests each year › 13,286 Hours of equipment checked out per year on average › 7+ Major motion pictures alumni have worked on › 12+ Cameras available to students 19


You are more than a number. You are even more than a name. Be recognized as an individual, created uniquely and wonderfully by God Himself. Our community is built on the foundation of faculty and staff who love our students and students who care for each other. Make lifelong friends that will go beyond your college years.


EVENTS College goes beyond the classroom — it’s an experience. That’s why Crown always has something going on. You’ll enjoy fantastic events created with you in mind. Whether it’s a local outing or a special event on campus, there is something for everyone!

Some of our favorite events:


Mock Rock

Allen Film Fest

Escape Room

Join fellow students, faculty, and staff for one of the most anticipated nights of the year. This totally hilarious, lip-synced, choreographed, and fiercely competitive music madness is an annual highlight.

Lights, camera, film fest! Our students plan all year to showcase their beautiful stories at the Allen Film Fest. Named after one of the founding professors of the communication program, the Allen Film Fest is truly a night to remember.

Think you have what it takes? Each year, a new storyline and puzzle define the challenge for groups of students. Whether it is an old conspiracy theory or a sentient AI robot, you’ll be sure to have a great time attempting to escape the room. 23

Places we have sent students on Destination Serve Trips in the last four years: 2019: Thailand Germany West Africa Montana Eastern Europe France

2018: Houston Japan India Eastern Europe Dominican Republic 2017: Haiti Dominican Republic Ecuador Germany Spain Indonesia

2016: Mexico Taiwan Kenya India Cleveland Jamaica 24

18:1 40+ 17,000 Faculty to student ratio

Majors to choose from

Hours of service projects by students each year



Students that come from outside Minnesota

Year-over-year retention

16 NCAA DIV III athletic teams 25





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Small town feel. Big city amenities. Waconia boasts a well-kept beach, renovated movie theatre, several grocery stores, and an array of food options. Fun fact: our campus spans between two towns: St. Bonifacius and Waconia!

Rated #2 for bike-friendliness, Minnesota has tons of trails — including the 26-mile Dakota Rail Trail that’s about a mile from our campus.



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Incredible restaurants, charming historic downtown, and Lake Minnetonka views galore. There aren’t many better places to grab a bite and watch the sunset.

An arts and culture hub, the “City of Lakes” boasts 6 professional sports teams, eclectic cuisine, and plenty of parks at which to spend the weekend.


STUDENTATHLETE: TIM WENDEL Athletes can change the world around them — not through incredible talent — but through leadership, work ethic, and a heart for service. In 2016, Tim Wendel stepped onto Crown’s campus, and his basketball career was unparalleled in Storm history. He won back-to-back UMAC


Player of the Year awards and scored over 2,000 points, the only player to accomplish either feat in the league’s NCAA era. But that’s not what makes Wendel special. The son of Christian & Missionary Alliance missionaries, he spent most of his childhood overseas both in Uruguay and

Spain, and it was through their mission work he learned the heart of a servant. Wanting to serve his community, he graduated with a nursing degree. Nursing is a rigorous major to pair with an intense collegiate basketball career. Crown College Athletics allows student-athletes to

pursue their passion and make a difference, both on and off the court. Our coaches want to invest in you as a whole person. Play the sport you love at a place you will love.




Students that participate in athletics

MEN’S SPORTS › Football › Basketball › Soccer › Baseball › Cross Country › Track & Field › Tennis › Golf

WOMEN’S SPORTS › Volleyball › Basketball › Soccer › Softball › Cross Country › Track & Field › Tennis › Golf 31 32

OUR CAMPUS Enjoy 200+ acres of our park-like campus. With lakeside access, an 18-hole disc golf course, and plenty of running trails, there is no reason to stay inside! 33



On average, students receive $14,000 in institutional scholarships.

College graduates will make an estimated $32,000 more per year than those who just graduate from high school [Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education]. At Crown, we strive to keep our tuition affordable. We believe it is important to give students and families the opportunity to attend a private college and gain a career-developing education in an environment that allows for students to grow in their faith.




Students receive financial assistance

Students receive a scholarship

2021-2022 tuition will not increase from 2020-2021

SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT The college you choose will be your future home, so shouldn't you make sure it's a great fit? Schedule your visit to Crown today, and find out what makes our campus so special. We can’t wait to meet you!


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