Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

Doctor of Ministry

Admission Requirements Program Format Specializations


Doctor of Ministry
Rawlings School of Divinity 


Liberty University’s Doctor of Ministry, 100% online program, will sharpen your ministry skills. By helping you to develop a deeper understanding of biblical principles and strategies so you can serve effectively in a variety of pastoral roles. You will have the opportunity to interact with an array of well-known church leaders and increase your understanding of the purpose and goals of ministry. Your Master of Divinity will provide you with the basis for success through this doctoral program.


Program Format

*Optional Intensives are available


Specializations

Students pursuing the Doctor of Ministry must select a specialization. Explore information about each specialization below.

  • Discipleship

    Liberty University’s Doctor of Ministry in Discipleship, 100% online program, is designed to provide you with the tools and skills to be a more effective leader in ministry by providing you with the continued foundation in theology, evangelism, and leadership. You will explore discipleship and outreach techniques and address how they will best apply to your ministry.

    This program is ideal for those interested in:

    • Biblical and philosophical foundations of disciple making.
    • Historical and practical discipleship models.
    • Environmental discipleship models.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Senior Church Administrator
    • Senior Pastor
    • Military chaplain
    • Lead/Associate pastor
    • Youth pastor
    • Missionary
    • Evangelist
    • Church planter
    • Worship leader
    • Pastoral counselor
    • Discipleship pastor
    • Community Chaplain
    • Preaching Pastor
    • Church Administrator
    • Small Group Pastor
     

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  • Evangelism & Church Planting

    Liberty University’s Doctor of Ministry in Evangelism and Church Planting, 100% online program, will train you through an in-depth look at the principles of evangelism and the history of church planting. In this program, you will learn how to effectively carry out the Great Commission and are prepared to lead and grow your own church plant.

    This program will encompass courses in:

    • Leading a healthy church.
    • Contemporary movements in church planting.
    • Strategic evangelism and the local church.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Senior Church Administrator
    • Senior Pastor
    • Military chaplain
    • Lead/Associate pastor
    • Youth pastor
    • Missionary
    • Evangelist
    • Church planter
    • Worship leader
    • Pastoral counselor
    • Discipleship pastor
    • Community Chaplain
    • Preaching Pastor
    • Church Administrator
    • Small Group Pastor
     

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  • Expository Preaching

    Liberty University’s Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching, 100% online program, will train you to effectively teach and preach the Gospel across a variety of mediums and platforms. Through this program, you will learn how to use homiletics in both the traditional church setting as well as in small groups, through instructional videos, and online media.

    You will develop an understanding of:

    • Preaching and the grand story of the Bible.
    • Preaching the Old and New Testament.
    • Spiritual factors of growing churches.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Senior Church Administrator
    • Senior Pastor
    • Military chaplain
    • Lead/Associate pastor
    • Youth pastor
    • Missionary
    • Evangelist
    • Church planter
    • Worship leader
    • Pastoral counselor
    • Discipleship pastor
    • Community Chaplain
    • Preaching Pastor
    • Church Administrator
    • Small Group Pastor
     

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  • Pastoral Counseling

    Liberty University’s Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling, 100% online program, will equip you with the knowledge needed to address the mental, emotional, and spiritual struggles of the heart and mind. This program will not equip you for a counseling licensure, but it will provide you with the tools and skills to successfully identify and navigate counseling best practices in a church or ministry setting.

    This program is ideal for those interested in:

    • Individual and family issues in counseling.
    • Premarital and marital issues in counseling.
    • Crisis and current issues in counseling.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Senior Church Administrator
    • Senior Pastor
    • Military chaplain
    • Lead/Associate pastor
    • Youth pastor
    • Missionary
    • Evangelist
    • Church planter
    • Worship leader
    • Pastoral counselor
    • Discipleship pastor
    • Community Chaplain
    • Preaching Pastor
    • Church Administrator
    • Small Group Pastor
     

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  • Pastoral Leadership

    Liberty University’s Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership, 100% online program, will equip you with the knowledge and skills pertinent to carrying out an effective ministry. You will investigate various ministry paradigms and in turn evaluate their own approach in order to better focus their vision and solidify their outreach goals.

    This program will help you develop proficiency in:

    • Strategies for developing leaders.
    • Organizational leadership in the church.
    • Pastoral leadership.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Senior Church Administrator
    • Senior Pastor
    • Military chaplain
    • Lead/Associate pastor
    • Youth pastor
    • Missionary
    • Evangelist
    • Church planter
    • Worship leader
    • Pastoral counselor
    • Discipleship pastor
    • Community Chaplain
    • Preaching Pastor
    • Church Administrator
    • Small Group Pastor
     

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  • Worship

    Liberty University’s Doctor of Ministry in Worship, 100% online program, will equip you to effectively apply biblical principles to all aspects of worship. You will learn how to help prepare people’s hearts to enter the presence of God through a variety of studies that equip you to identify and address specific church needs as they relate to worship.

    This program is ideal for those interested in:

    • Leading worship.
    • The theology of worship.
    • Understanding the relationship between the pastor and worship leader.

    Potential Career Fields
    • Choir Director
    • Senior Church Administrator
    • Senior Pastor
    • Military chaplain
    • Lead/Associate pastor
    • Youth pastor
    • Missionary
    • Evangelist
    • Church planter
    • Worship leader
    • Pastoral counselor
    • Discipleship pastor
    • Community Chaplain
    • Preaching Pastor
    • Church Administrator
    • Small Group Pastor
     

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