Doctor of Ministry (DMin) – Church Revitalization Lead a Church Comeback


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Are you currently the pastor of a struggling church? Perhaps you’ve tried everything you can think of to boost congregational growth — prayer, fundraising, recruitment events, and new sermon topics — but despite your best efforts, your church is still struggling to grow. If you’re interested in learning the keys to church revitalization, Liberty University can help.

Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Church Revitalization can help equip you with the training you need to help churches of all kinds renew their passion for the gospel. In our DMin in Church Revitalization program, you can learn biblical principles for strategically leading a church in fulfilling the Great Commission while navigating conflicts that might arise with humility and grace. You have a calling to help churches refocus on following Christ, and we can help prepare you to follow that calling — wherever God leads you.

As a pioneer in distance education since 1985, we understand what you’re looking for in a doctoral program: affordability, flexibility, rigorous academics, and a dependable support network. Our DMin in Church Revitalization is offered 100% online with no set login times and no required intensives, so you can earn your DMin without leaving the comfort of home. Designed to build on your previous biblical studies, our DMin in Church Revitalization can help you restore your struggling church to a growing church.

Our professors are esteemed Biblical scholars and brilliant theology teachers with years of real-world ministry experience. Better yet, our instructors make themselves available for mentorship opportunities, so you can gain firsthand knowledge from ministers who know how to revitalize a church.


Liberty Theological Seminary, as part of Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity, is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your seminary degree is 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.

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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

At Liberty University, we have a reputation as a renowned institution of higher education and as one of the largest Christian universities in the nation. When you earn your DMin degree with us, you can have confidence knowing that Liberty University is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

In addition, our John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Our mission is to give you the best education possible and prepare you to change the world as a Champion for Christ.

In addition to the core Doctor of Ministry courses and thesis or portfolio, our church revitalization specialization features courses that offer you in-depth, essential lessons in biblical leadership and topics related to conflict during church revitalization. Our goal is for you to learn the essential strategies necessary to confront concerns and implement positive changes within the church’s ministry to fulfill the Great Commission.

Our online DMin program in church revitalization begins with foundational studies in ministry, personal spiritual formation, and biblical leadership in church revitalization. From there, you will venture into strategic church leadership and conflict in church revitalization before beginning your portfolio project or thesis.

The portfolio option of your online DMin consists of 4 micro-projects and one presentation. The first micro-project offers advanced study of Biblical precedence. Upon completion of your first project, you will embark on a sequential study of current and historical practice, personal engagement, and recommended engagement in ministry leadership. The final step in the project is to present your portfolio to our School of Divinity faculty.

The thesis track of our online DMin program offers a traditional conclusion to your doctoral program. If you choose the thesis track instead of a portfolio project, you will begin by conducting research and developing your thesis. From there, you will develop your proposal, complete two writing stages, and defend your thesis before our School of Divinity faculty.

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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.

Electronic textbooks are provided for many divinity courses* all for one convenient fee. To continue our mission of providing affordable education, this fee is waived for students who enroll by Summer 2024 D-term.

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

Doctoral Divinity Block Rate (7-15 credit hours) $2,750
Doctoral Divinity Part Time (0-6.99 or over 15 credit hours) $395/Credit
Military Doctoral Divinity Block Rate (7-15 credit hours) $2,700
Military Doctoral Divinity Part Time (0-6.99 or over 15 credit hours)* $395/Credit

*Eligible current and former military service members and their spouses may qualify for a special rate of $300/credit hour (learn more).

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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:

  • Discounted divinity block rate – $2,700 per semester*
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder
  • 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)

*Credits taken below 7 and above 15 credit hours per semester are charged at the part-time rate of $395/credit hour.

Eligible current and former service members and their spouses may qualify for a special rate of $300/credit hour (learn more), but the $300/credit hour doctoral military rate cannot be combined with the First Responder Discount.