Doctor of Ministry - Leadership

Doctor of Ministry — Pastoral Leadership

Liberty University’s Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) — Pastoral Leadership online program equips those already in ministry with the knowledge and skills pertinent to carrying out an effective ministry. During the program, students will investigate various ministry paradigms and in turn evaluate their own approach in order to better focus their vision and solidify their outreach goals.

Graduates of the program leave with a deeper understanding of effective leadership practices and are prepared to help transform lives for God’s glory. 

Quick Facts


Credit Hours

  • 33 total hours
  • Up to 6 credit hours can be transferred in


  • A 9 credit hour thesis is required as part of the D.Min. program

Potential Careers

  • 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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