Ph.D. in Christian Leadership – Next Gen Ministry

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Christian Leadership – Next Generation Ministry

What You Will Learn

Train Others in the Way of the Lord with a Ph.D. in Christian Leadership – Next Generation Ministry from Liberty

Does the idea of ministering to the next generation excite you? Do you feel called to lead others in the way of the Lord? Perhaps you already work for a ministry, church, or parachurch organization and want to earn a credential that can help you serve the youth in your congregation – or perhaps you are just getting started in this field. Either way, earning a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Christian Leadership – Next Generation Ministry can help you prepare for exciting new opportunities or positions of added responsibility.

With a Ph.D. in Christian Leadership – Next Generation Ministry from Liberty, you will be taught by faculty who have years of experience in the ministry field. Not only that, but they are also leading researchers and authors. Our professors have advanced degrees in Christian leadership and related areas of study – and they are excited to partner with you on your ministry journey.

Our Ph.D. in Christian Leadership – Next Generation Ministry is offered 100% online so that you can pursue your degree from the comfort of home. In addition, Liberty is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) – so you know that you are receiving a world-class education.

What Will You Learn in Liberty University’s Ph.D. in Christian Ministry – Next Generation Ministry?

  • Different techniques for serving in ministry and leadership settings
  • How to apply biblical and theological knowledge to practical situations
  • Process of developing original research for use in the field of Christian leadership

The need for strong, faith-based leaders to take the helm of next generation ministry is imperative. With so many voices in the world telling you what to believe, earning our Ph.D. in Christian Leadership – Next Generation Ministry can help facilitate deep thought and critical thinking. Meet the dynamic needs of organizations in the education and ministry fields with a next generation doctoral degree from Liberty.

Potential Careers for Ph.D. in Christian Leadership – Next Generation Ministry Graduates

  • Christian author
  • Christian ministry professional
  • Director of engagement
  • Director of youth ministry
  • Parachurch professional
  • Pastor

Benefits of Pursuing Your Next Generation Ministry Degree with Liberty University

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 in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online next generation ministry degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.
  • As a John W. Rawlings School of Divinity PhD student, you will receive a block rate of $2,750 per semester if you take 7-15 credit hours. This can save you up to $6,000 per semester!
  • You can complete your Ph.D. in Christian Leadership – Next Generation Ministry from Liberty in as little as 2.5 years!

Military Tuition Discount

We want to help you find the doctoral degree you want — at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers eligible current and former service members like you or your spouse multiple pathways to earn a doctoral degree for only $300/credit hour. Here’s how:

  • If you’re earning or have earned a master’s degree through Liberty, you automatically qualify for the low price (when you begin within 2 years of your master’s completion).
  • If you haven’t earned a graduate degree through Liberty, our Executive Certificate program allows you to pay only $300/credit hour for a postgraduate certificate that can stand alone or potentially count as the first 21 hours of a related doctoral degree. Then pay just $300/credit hour for your doctorate. Learn more!



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Available Online

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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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