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M.A. in Religion: Pastoral Ministries

Master’s Degree in Religion: Pastoral Ministries

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Residential Master’s Degree in Religion: Pastoral Ministries

Answer the call and prepare for ministry with a Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.): Pastoral Ministries degree from Liberty University. Gain the skills you’ll need for effective church leadership while focusing on fundamental techniques in understanding behavior, ministry environments, and prayer.

The Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) provides foundational instruction in discipleship ministry, sermon preparation, and practical ministry skills. And with the Pastoral Ministries cognate, you’ll get in-depth study in pastoral care, spiritual warfare, and the important factors of ministry growth and success through effective pastoral leadership.

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.): Pastoral Ministries degree is also offered online


Academics: M.A.R.: Pastoral Ministries

Credit Hours

60 total credit hours

 

Program of Study (DCP)

Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.): Pastoral Ministries (DCP)

Courses in Pastoral Ministries

  • Discipleship Ministries (DSMN 500)
  • Contemporary Evangelism (EVAN 525)
  • Strategic Prayer & Spiritual Warfare (EVAN 670)
  • Preventing Ministry Failure (LEAD 625)

Career Opportunities With an M.A.R. Degree

  • Associate Pastor
  • Church Education Administrator
  • Lay Ministry Leader
  • Missionary
  • Teaching Pastor