Residential Master of Divinity: Discipleship Ministries
Get ready for a career in ministry through extensive training in the discipleship of families and small groups.
Through the Master of Divinity (M.Div.): Discipleship Ministries degree, you’ll get the core values, knowledge, and skills you need to serve in professional Christian ministry effectively. This degree will prepare you through in-depth study of biblical leadership principles and strategies as well as intensive study of the Scriptures and essential truths of the Christian faith.
Through the Discipleship Ministries cognate, your training is further enhanced through our strategic perspective on effective Christian ministry. Learn how to facilitate growth and meet challenges that face large and diverse congregations. You will also have opportunities to:
- Develop a global Great Commission perspective which demonstrates the proclamation and application of the Gospel and disciple-making process
- Examine major critical issues in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible from a conservative evangelical perspective while exhibiting knowledge of the literature appropriate to the field of Biblical Studies
- Examine theological positions on key doctrinal questions and issues in Christian thought
The program benefits pastors and ministry leaders who seek a firm scriptural foundation for service in Christian ministry. The Rawlings School of Divinity offers over 20 different M.Div. concentrations to choose from. The M.Div. is the basis for most School of Divinity doctoral programs.
The Master of Divinity (M.Div.): Discipleship Ministries degree is also offered online
Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity degree is approved by ATS and has met rigorous accreditation standards. So you can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations. Liberty University is also accredited by SACSCOC.
Academics: M.Div.: Discipleship Ministries
75 total credit hours
Program of Study
Divinity & Discipleship Ministries Courses
- Discipleship Ministries (DSMN 500)
- Family Discipleship (DSMN 610)
- Small Group Ministries (DSMN 630)
- Leading the Healthy, Growing, Multiplying Church (DSMN 660 )
Career Opportunities With an M.Div. Degree
- Discipleship Pastor
- Senior Pastor
- Youth Pastor
- Ministry Leader
- Executive Pastor