Ed.D. in Christian Leadership – Digital Discipleship

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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Christian Leadership – Digital Discipleship

What You Will Learn

Learn How to Enhance Your Ministry with Our Doctorate in Christian Leadership – Digital Discipleship

Liberty’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Christian Leadership – Digital Discipleship can help equip you with essential leadership and technical skills that you can use to share God’s Word with digital audiences across the world. The digital age has brought on a new reality that has blurred the historic distinction between the physical and digital, meaning people are often interacting with technology constantly. Liberty University is here to help you bridge that gap and create a more robust ministry.

The opportunity for virtual discipleship has grown with the widespread use of social media. The ability to reach the online Christian community transcends the traditionally defined community and allows us to impact even more people for Christ. Whether it be due to sickness, location, or other circumstances, many in your ministry may be unable to attend in person. This digital evangelism and discipleship degree can help you understand and use innovative technology to help fulfill the Great Commission. 

Partner with us to learn skills that can help you make an impact on God’s Kingdom through education and technology.

What Will You Learn in Our Digital Discipleship Doctoral Program?

  • Examine the debate over whether physical presence is a requirement for an authentic Christian community
  • Formulate an emerging theology of networks through which the Spirit of God works to minister to His people
  • Hone your leadership skills and learn how to more effectively manage the people and resources in your church or parachurch organization

Your Christian leadership and digital discipleship courses will culminate in doctoral-level research for practical application in diverse educational, organizational, and ministry contexts. Completion of the Ed.D. dissertation gives you the opportunity to exhibit your expertise and abilities. You can apply advanced concepts learned in the Doctor of Education in Christian Leadership program to your research.

Potential Career Opportunities for Doctor of Education in Christian Leadership – Digital Discipleship Graduates

  • Church discipleship coordinator
  • Communications liaison
  • Digital ministry leader
  • Digital pastor
  • Director of digital ministries
  • Online campus pastor

Benefits of Our Christian Leadership and Digital Discipleship Doctoral Degree Program

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 3 online schools in America. Earning your online Doctor of Education in Christian Leadership degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • The majority of tuition for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
  • Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of ATS, the Association of Theological Schools.
  • Electronic textbooks are provided for many divinity courses* all for one convenient fee. To continue our mission of providing affordable education, this fee is waived for students who enroll by Summer 2024 D-term.
  • You can complete the Doctor of Education in Christian Leadership degree online in as little as 2.5 years.
  • This program is available 100% online, which means you can earn your degree from anywhere in the world.
  • As a Christian leader, you can benefit from networking opportunities with other professionals in the program from across the country.

*Electronic textbooks are not provided for courses that fall under departments outside the School of Divinity.

    Military Benefits for Our Online Degree in Discipleship

    Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

    • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
    • Reserve/National Guard
    • Veterans/retirees
    • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
    • Current Department of Defense employees

    We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits:

    • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for Ed.D. courses
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
    • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

    Credit Hours

    Available Online

    Class Type

    100% online, 8-week courses

    Transfer Credits

    Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

    Next Start Date

    Jun 24, 2024


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