Doctor of Ministry in Discipleship Online Degree Program

Doctor of Ministry - Discipleship Online Degree Program

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Complete the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min) in Discipleship to Help You Fulfill the Great Commission

A Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree is the highest and most prestigious ministry-based degree that a student can earn in our School of Divinity. Our D.Min. degree is often pursued by those in church leadership or those looking to be in full-time ministry or perhaps teaching at the college level. Through Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) - Discipleship program, you will learn how to create a strong discipleship ministry in a church or community setting. With highly trained professors who have the highest levels of training and knowledge in ministry, you will attain insight into their experiences and recommendations for furthering the Great Commission. You can advance your spiritual foundation, become more effective in your discipleship ministries and meet others with similar passions when enrolled in our strong discipleship program.


Why Choose Liberty’s Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) - Discipleship Online Program?

Our professors are committed to preparing you for a successful career as they teach you from a biblical worldview and provide you with a solid, biblical foundation that is necessary to serve well in a ministry-related role. With a calling to share the word of Jesus Christ and to make disciples who are growing in their knowledge of Jesus, our online ministry degree will ensure that you are fully prepared for whatever comes during your training and biblical discipleship ministry.


What Will You Learn in the Online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) - Discipleship Degree?

Our online Doctor of Ministry (D. Min) degree program will not only give you opportunities to assist in the biblical discipleship of others but also further strengthen your theological and Biblical foundation to effectively carry out the Great Commission. Throughout this degree program, you will engage in a variety of courses that will test your discipleship skills and knowledge so that you will be ready for the ministry.

Through classes like Biblical and Philosophical Foundations of Disciple Making, experienced professors will teach you how to create a robust disciple ministry within your local church and community. The course Historical and Practical Discipleship Models provides a further understanding of the early church and how strong discipleship principles were created. While you will have structured courses with training in specific topics, knowledgeable professors are also able to provide insight through their experience in the spiritual formation of others. After taking inspiring classes and learning from some of the best in the field, you will be equipped to take on the discipleship of others with confidence.

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Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Doctor of Ministry - Discipleship degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Students can complete this Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) - Discipleship in as little as three years.

Similar Online Degree Programs

Liberty has similar Doctor of Ministry degree programs that specialize in the areas of Pastoral Leadership, Expository Preaching, and Evangelism & Church Planting.  These degree programs offer a wide variety of career paths within the ministry that you might be interested in pursuing.


Doctor of Ministry - Discipleship Program Format

  • 100% online with optional intensives
  • 33 total hours
  • Up to six credit hours can be transferred to Liberty.
  • Requires a nine credit hour thesis project.
  • View the DMIN Thesis Project Handbook.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

D.Min. Degree Information and Requirements

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Potential Career Options with a Doctoral Degree in Discipleship

  • Senior Church Administrator
  • Senior Pastor
  • Small Group Pastor
  • Lead/Associate pastor