June 11, 2024

Crown College Receives Prestigious Association of Theological Schools Accreditation

A milestone of theological and academic excellence

by Dr. Andrew C. Denton, president of Crown College

I am excited to announce that Crown College’s Graduate School of Ministry has officially received accreditation from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). This prestigious additional accreditation provides students and prospective students with the assurance of Crown’s academically excellent and robust theological education. This is a significant step forward for Crown College’s vision of becoming the Midwest’s boldly Christian college. I want to express my deepest appreciation to the late Dr. Zell for his dedication to leading Crown’s Graduate School of Ministry and spearheading our efforts to obtain ATS accreditation.   

The newly ATS-accredited programs include Master of Arts degrees in Christian StudiesGlobal LeadershipMinistry Leadership, and Pastoral Counseling, as well as a Master of Divinity.    

As Dr. Bill Kuhn, dean of Crown College’s School of Theology and Ministry, shared with me, “ATS accreditation validates the quality of theological education provided by the Graduate School of Ministry at Crown College. It affirms that the program is fulfilling its mission to prepare Christian ministry leaders who think biblically, live authentically, and serve skillfully in The Christian and Missionary Alliance, the church at-large, and the world.” 

We are honored to have received this important accreditation and acknowledgment of our academic excellence. ATS accreditation assures our students will receive the maximum benefit from Crown’s theological education as they pursue their calling to serve God and His Kingdom.