Residential Master’s Degree in Religion: Discipleship & Church Ministry
Gain extensive training in the discipleship of families and small groups with a Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.): Discipleship and Church Ministry.
The Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) provides foundational instruction in discipleship ministry, sermon preparation, and practical ministry skills. And with the Discipleship and Church Ministry cognate, you’ll get a strategic perspective on effective Christian ministry including how to help ministries grow and then meet the challenges that face large and diverse congregations.
This program benefits pastors and ministry leaders who seek a firm scriptural foundation for service in Christian ministry. It also lays the groundwork for potential advanced studies in a program like the 75-hour Master of Divinity.
Explore Scripture and the essential truths of Christianity with this degree, and graduate ready to continue your education or enter the ministry.
The M.A. in Religion (M.A.R.): Discipleship & Church Ministry 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.A.R.: Discipleship & Church Ministry
60 total credit hours
Program of Study
Courses in Discipleship & Church Ministry
- Introduction to Apologetics Name of Course (SUBJ 101)
- Discipleship Ministries (DSMN 500)
- Family Discipleship (DSMN 610)
- Leading a Healthy, Growing, Multiplying Church (DSMN 660)
Career Opportunities With an M.A.R. Degree
- Associate Pastor
- Church Education Administrator
- Lay Ministry Leader
- Teaching Pastor