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Discipleship & Church Ministry: M.A. in Pastoral Counseling

Residential Program for the MA in Pastoral Counseling: Discipleship & Church Ministry

Prepare to strategically serve in the local church and other Christian ministries. With the M.A. in Pastoral Counseling – Discipleship and Church Ministry degree, you’ll equip yourself with proven methods for family discipleship, small group ministries, and church administration.

The discipleship and church ministry area of study will help you develop small group ministry for families, age or interest groups, and small devotional groups. You will learn how small group ministries work and how best to start or support them, while also gaining important instruction in leading a healthy and growing church.

Learn from professors who have years of experience in licensed professional counseling and/or pastoral counseling and ministry. Many of our faculty members currently hold professional positions in secular, ministry, and agency-based settings.

Please note that the Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling is not designed to fulfill any requirements for state-licensed professional counseling. You can view Liberty University’s licensure-track Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree for more information about counseling licensure.


Academics for the MA in Pastoral Counseling: Discipleship & Church Ministry

Discipleship & Church Ministry Courses You Could Take

  • Family Discipleship (DSMN 610)
  • Small Group Ministries (DSMN 630)
  • Leading the Healthy, Growing, Multiplying Church (DSMN 660)
  • Church Administration (LEAD 505)

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Career Opportunities for Discipleship & Church Ministry: M.A. in Pastoral Counseling Graduates

  • Chaplain
  • Church Counselor
  • Ministry Worker
  • Pastoral Staff