Doctor of Ministry Online – Evangelism and Church Planting Transform Communities


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

If you feel called to plant a church, our 100% online Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Evangelism and Church Planting can help you advance your ministry through study of gospel-centered, accessible, and practical ministry skills.

At Liberty, your DMin degree program will be taught by leading Christian scholars, prolific theologians, and esteemed ministry leaders who have years of real-world experience. Our evangelism and church planting doctoral degree combines ministry leadership skills with proven evangelism methods, so you can be prepared for both missions and church planting leadership roles upon completion of your doctoral studies.


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

Our DMin online has been designed with your success in mind. Our Doctor of Ministry – Evangelism and Church Planting degree focuses on practical ministry skills and essential knowledge that you can use to develop your own ministry. Throughout our online Doctor of Ministry classes, you can learn practical solutions to real-world ministry issues that can help you overcome any challenges that your ministry may face.

In our online DMin in Evangelism and Church Planting degree, you will study how to engage with communities of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds by appropriately meeting their needs through ministry. Our evangelism and church planting DMin degree can help you learn how to plant a church using strategic evangelism to help communities of believers develop into passionate witnesses for Christ.

Our online Doctor of Ministry degree offers an overview of advanced evangelism techniques and church leadership skills that have been used by effective pastors, evangelists, and Christian leaders across the world. You will study principles of leadership for healthy churches and build on your own ministry experience by examining effective strategies for evangelism and community development. Liberty’s DMin in Evangelism and Church Planting degree program can help you learn effective approaches to gospel missions that can be used in your own community.

This degree program is divided into 3 sections: core courses, evangelism and church planting courses, and a portfolio or thesis section. The core courses of this degree will cover foundations for our online DMin program and personal spiritual formation. In the evangelism and church planting courses, you will study biblical foundations for evangelical church planting. You will also study missional considerations and methodology that can be used to build and lead a community of believers.

Our DMin in Evangelism and Church Planting allows you to choose a thesis or portfolio project. If you choose the portfolio, you will complete 4 micro-projects that focus on Biblical precedence, current and historical practice, personal engagement, and recommended engagement. In the final stage of your portfolio, you will present and defend the research you’ve conducted throughout the four micro-projects.

If you choose to complete a thesis, you will begin by developing your research topic. Once your topic has been approved, you will conduct in-depth research and writing before defending your dissertation before our School of Divinity’s faculty. Both the thesis and portfolio are designed to challenge you to apply what you have learned to real-world issues.

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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.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for many divinity courses* all for one convenient fee.

*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.