Foundations of Holistic Ministry

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Develop your understanding of the biblical and theological foundations of holistic ministry in this 4-module mini-course. You’ll examine major paradigms for understanding holistic ministry at both personal and society-wide levels, and put your learning into action with a final project you can apply directly to your ministry context.

LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE: Start this course anytime, and you’ll have 3 months to complete all coursework. A field-expert instructor will grade and share feedback on your work to guide your learning.

What you’ll learn

  • Define holistic ministry.
  • Examine Old Testament and New Testament paradigms for ministry.
  • Examine various theologies of ministry, including a theology of holistic ministry.
  • Explore models for holistic ministry at both the individual and societal levels.
  • Apply holistic ministry principles to your specific ministry contexts.


This course is Part 1 of 3 in the Holistic Ministry course series. By completing this and the other two courses in this series with a demonstrated 80% proficiency, you are eligible to apply your Certificate of Completion for 3 academic credits in a graduate degree at Crown College.

You can register for ANY course in this series; they do not need to be taken consecutively.

Holistic Ministry Series

Holistic Ministry to the Poor

Examine major paradigms for holistic ministry and put your learning into action with a project you can apply directly to your context.

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Holistic Ministry Series

The Practice of Holistic Ministry

Learn the developmental phases and characteristics essential to building your organization’s holistic ministry initiatives in this mini-course.

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Personal Computer:  You must have access to a computer with Windows 8/10 or Mac OS X to complete the course work. Linux OS based computers will function for most online content, but you may run into some restrictions when trying to view multimedia content.  

Internet Service: High-speed internet service is recommended. 

CMTI Learning Management System:This course will be administered online here at CMTI runs on a different platform than Canvas. If you have a Crown Canvas account, please note that this login and password are NOT linked, and changing the password on one does not change your password on the other.

Microsoft Office:  Students must submit assignments in Microsoft Word or PDF format unless otherwise specified in order to be graded by Crown’s instructors.   


  • Ronald, J. S., (1993). Good news and good works: A theology for the whole gospel. Grand Rapids, MI: BakerBooks. [ISBN: 978-0801058455]


Kindle and paperback versions of the text are available through Amazon.

Additional readings are provided in the course.


Course Syllabus