B.S. in Religion – Christian Ministries Degree Ministry Leadership Foundations


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Religion – Christian Ministries degree can equip you to serve in a wide range of church ministry positions. Whether you’re looking to launch your ministry career or pursue advanced studies at the graduate or doctoral level, we can help you achieve your goals.

In this program, you will dig deep into the Bible and gain relevant skills to serve wherever God calls you. You’ll develop a better understanding of Christian service so that you can effectively minister to people of all age groups. Partner with us and train to become a Champion for Christ in your church and community.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

As pioneers in distance learning, we’re committed to offering an education that fits your schedule. Liberty’s ministries degree is offered 100% online and has no set login times. You can complete your classes from the comfort of your home and easily access your course materials whenever you need them. Most importantly, you can stay invested in the things that really matter — like your family, job, church, and community — while still achieving your academic and professional goals.

In this program, you’ll learn from professors who have years of experience working in ministry. Drawing on what they have learned in their own careers, they can equip you with the practical, on-the-job skills needed to succeed in Christian ministry. Our curriculum is based on cutting-edge research, allowing you to receive an education that prepares you for the real world.

Liberty University’s online Christian college experience is unparalleled. We offer quality academics, affordable tuition rates, and top-notch instruction from professors who care about your success. All of our classes are taught from a biblical worldview, allowing you to grow in your personal walk with Christ and effectively serve others through Christian ministry.

Our bachelor’s in religion provides the foundational knowledge and real-world training you need to conduct ministry in your church, community, or organization.

Our core courses dive into many important topics, including apologetics, the history of Christianity, and global studies. You’ll also take an in-depth look at Acts and Romans so that you can understand the scriptural basis for Christian ministry. By studying the best methods for teaching Scripture, you can share the Gospel with people of all ages and construct Bible lessons that are meaningful, fruitful, and doctrinally sound. Within the Christian ministries specialization, you can mix and match various courses to meet your unique ministry goals.

Explore how to apply biblical leadership principles and strategies to your local church or organization. Our religion program will give you the tools you need to present God’s Word in a way that inspires purpose and real-world application. You’ll also learn how to conduct academic research and writing within religious disciplines. That way, you can communicate the Gospel effectively and dive deeper into Scripture.

At the end of this program, you’ll complete a capstone course in order to synthesize what you’ve learned and apply your knowledge to real-world issues. After earning this degree, you can complete one of our online divinity master’s programs to help further your knowledge, expand your career opportunities, and increase your effectiveness in ministry.

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

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 the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 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)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.