Ph.D. in Christian Leadership – Strategic Ministry

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

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Bring Positive Change and Growth to Your Ministry with Our Ph.D. in Christian Leadership – Strategic Christian Ministry

Strategic planning plays an important role in Christian ministry because it allows ministry leaders to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to them and helps equip them to fulfill the Great Commission. If you want to learn how to launch strategic initiatives that can expand your ministry’s effectiveness, Liberty’s online Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Christian Leadership – Strategic Christian Ministry degree may be for you.

In this program, you can develop the leadership abilities and biblical knowledge needed to carry out successful ministry efforts. The Ph.D. in Christian Leadership is a research-focused program designed to help you lead, teach, and conduct research for churches, parachurch organizations, Christian schools, and more. With our 100% online courses, experienced faculty, and institutional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), you can be confident that we have the resources you need to prepare for the future.

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

  • Biblical and theological foundations of leadership and education
  • Characteristics of discipleship
  • Leadership and management theory
  • Marks of a biblical church

In this program, you’ll complete several core Christian leadership courses that cover topics such as group and team dynamics, organizational theory and development, and the ethical aspects of Christian leadership. Building on these core studies, the strategic Christian ministry specialization can help equip you to assess your ministry’s success and biblical faithfulness, evaluate the health of your local church, and use new technologies and strategies to enhance your ministry. Through these studies, you can prepare to bring needed change and growth to your church or organization.

To synthesize your knowledge, you will complete a sequence of research courses culminating in a dissertation. The dissertation process will allow you to conduct your own original research, examine important problems in the field, and contribute to the current body of knowledge in Christian leadership.

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

  • Christian education
  • Christian ministries
  • Churches
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Higher education
  • Missions organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Research

Benefits of Pursuing Your Ph.D. in Christian Leadership – Strategic Christian 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 among Niche.com’s top 3 online schools in America. Earning your online 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.
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are included for all divinity courses* at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • As a John W. Rawlings School of Divinity Ph.D. student, you will receive a block rate of $2,750 if you enroll in 7-15 credit hours per semester. This can save you up to $6,000 a semester!**
  • You can complete this Ph.D. in Christian Leadership – Strategic Christian Ministry program in as little as 2.5 years.

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

**Credits taken below 7 and above 15 credit hours are charged at the part-time rate.

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!

 

60

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

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

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!

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