Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog] [Archived Catalog]

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Center for Ministry Training

David A. Wheeler, B.S., M.Div., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Ministry Training
Professor of Evangelism and Student Ministries

Rodney Dempsey, B.S., M.R.E., D.Min.
Associate Director, Center for Ministry Training
Director, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
Professor of Educational Ministries

Scott D. MacLeod, B.S., M.A.G.A.
Associate Director, Center for Ministry Training

The Center for Ministry Training (CMT) is an innovative, fully integrated training center; encompassing academic, social, and administrative functions and exists as a medium to provide services and space that meet the unique needs of not only Seminary and ministry students, but all University students who want ministry training, experience and placement possibilities.

The Center for Ministry Training actively recruits and trains students to live missionally wherever they are, regardless of one’s occupation so that they are impacting the world for Jesus Christ.

In addition, the Center for Ministry Training works closely with ministry students from the Undergraduate and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.  The Center for Ministry Training is the practical ministry arm of LUBTS and Liberty University. CMT's purpose is to train students to engage the world in an effective way with the Gospel.

The Center for Ministry Training has a unique blend of training students through Ministry Impact, small-group opportunities, exposure trips, introducing students to church planters and leaders and helping provide practical ministry experience through local church experiences, and internships.

To train students to become multiplying disciple makers and church leaders that are missional Christ followers who desire to fulfill the Great Commission.

To create ministry opportunities and to cultivate a ministry consciousness at Liberty University and throughout the world.

The Center for Ministry Training hosts "Ministry Impact" which invites Ministry Specialists to speak on practical aspects of ministry in the world today. This event is for students who are looking forward to hearing real, practical expertise that can be applied to their Christian walk whether here on campus, at home, in the workplace, or in the church.

Ministry Impact will be offered on select Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m., in the Towns Auditorium in the School of Religion building.

The Center for Ministry Training hosts a variety of exposure trips every semester.  Ministry Exposure trips are focused on cultivating a ministry consciousness within the student body by providing high-impact, life-changing, hands-on ministry experience in the field.  Examples of trip locations include: Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; New York, NY; Las Vegas, NV; Washington D.C.; and Los Angeles.

The Center for Ministry Training oversees The Genesis Project which is a ministry experience program that seeks to equip students for the works of the ministry by connecting them with local churches and parachurch organizations committed to the Great Commission.  Applicants must go through a thorough application and interview process before being accepted into the program.  A small honorarium is given to the student during their service time.  During the program students will be required to submit feedback on their ministry experience, in addition, feedback is also given by the host organization.

The Center for Ministry Training has several outreach divisions which consists of CampusServe, Apartment Ministry, LU Block Party, Vision Ministries, Revive Ministries, iYada Women’s Group, Bus Stop Ministry, Servant Evangelism Trips, Go Ministries, and Renew Women’s Ministry.

The Center for Ministry Training offers church placement services to Liberty Students and Liberty Alumni who are searching for a vocational ministry position.

The Center for Ministry Training holds a Church Planting Conference each semester at Liberty University.  Church Planters, Church Catalyst and Parachurch ministries visit and recruit students for internship opportunities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

For more information on the Center for Ministry visit the website at

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