Doctor Of Ministry DMin Urban Ministry

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) – Urban Ministry

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Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) – Urban Ministry

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What You Will Learn
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Minister with Confidence in Urban Cultural Contexts with a Doctor of Ministry in Urban Ministry Degree

Are you a ministry professional who is passionate about meeting the needs of people in urban or inner-city settings? Church leaders in cities deal with both diverse and dense populations in the neighborhoods around their church.  

To meet the growing need for churches in urban areas, Liberty has created a unique degree program – the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Urban Ministry. Through this program, you’ll gain additional knowledge and insight into working with urban populations as well as how to plan and implement culturally relevant ministries to strengthen your church in the city. 

Your heart for reaching diverse people in dense populations does not go unrecognized. Growing numbers within cities, both nationally and globally, mean people like you – with the right training, skills, expertise, and passion – are critical to reaching these people with the Gospel. By partnering with us, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of relevant issues in urban society, learn to address the complex needs of a community, and introduce Gospel-related solutions to urban ministry in any setting.

What Will You Learn in Our Doctorate in Urban Ministry?

A doctoral degree in ministry will prepare you to lead and influence others in a variety of ministerial settings. Through it, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to initiate new work, continue a thriving ministry, or simply excel in your outreach through church, parachurch, or nonprofit organizations. With a specialization in urban ministry, you’ll develop a vision for spiritual leadership in the city and benefit from specific preparation for working with dynamic and diverse populations.

Overall, you will learn how to:

  • Use foundational theological literature to evaluate and improve present ministry
  • Evaluate a ministry idea or context, demonstrating advanced observation and analysis
  • Develop a research project to address a specific ministry objective

Career Opportunities for D.Min. in Urban Ministry Graduates

Liberty University’s Doctor of Ministry programs are designed for professionals who are actively engaged in full-time ministry. The program is intended to provide professional development for your career as a full-time minister. However, the Doctor of Ministry in Urban Ministry may also expand your career potential into positions such as:

  • Church or ministry leader in an urban setting
  • Director of urban ministry at a nonprofit organization
  • Parachurch administrator
  • Senior pastor of an inner-city church

Benefits of Our D.Min. in Urban Ministry Degree

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 Ministry degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity has been accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity degree has been approved by ATS and has met rigorous accreditation standards, so you can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations.
  • Your ministry matters – so when you take 7-15 credit hours per semester in your divinity program, you’ll pay a discounted block rate of $2,750. It’s our way of supporting all you do to serve others.
  • 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 7 years – and counting.
  • You can complete your Doctor of Ministry program in as little as 2 years!
  • The Doctor of Ministry in Urban Ministry is one of the only degrees of its kind offered 100% online.
  • Learn from faculty who are excited about teaching, training, and guiding you throughout your program from a Christian perspective and years of ministerial experience.

Military Tuition Discount

Lead your field with the doctoral degree you want — at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers 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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30

Credit Hours

2

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

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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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