Ed.D. in Christian Leadership – Digital Discipleship

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

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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.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 7 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.
  • We have replaced nearly all School of Divinity textbooks* with no-cost electronic resources through the Inclusive Access initiative. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • 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)
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    Credit Hours

    2.5

    Years (Avg.)

    Class Type

    100% online, 8-week courses

    Interested in studying on campus?

    Transfer Credits

    Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

    Next Start Date

    Jan 16, 2023

    Accreditation

    ATS Commission on Accrediting

    Experience That Matters to You

    As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

    At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 35+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

    And what’s that?

    • Affordability
    • Accessibility
    • Academic Quality

    These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

     

    Ranked among Niche.com’s top 3 online schools in America and recognized by multiple institutions for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.

    Why Choose Liberty University?

    Enjoy Flexible Courses

    Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

    * excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

    Maximize Your Time

    Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

    Grow in Your Faith

    All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

    Access Academic Support

    Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

    An Online Education with On-Campus Benefits

    Cheer on 20 NCAA Division I
    games that air nationwide

    Graduate with your peers

    Be inspired by world-renowned
    speakers at Convocation

    Why We’re Nonprofit

    As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

    While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 7 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

    For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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    Financing Options

    Financial Aid

    Nearly 80% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

    Corporate Tuition Assistance

    Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

    Tuition Discounts

    Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

    Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.

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