Doctor Of Ministry (D.Min.) In Evangelism And Church Planting
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jun 28, 2021
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Lead People to Christ with Liberty’s Online Doctor of Ministry – Evangelism and Church Planting Degree

Our 100% online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Evangelism and Church Planting is designed to equip you to advance your ministry through gospel-centered, accessible, and practical ministry skills. At Liberty, you will be taught by leading Christian scholars and prolific theologians with real-world ministry experience throughout your D.Min. degree program. Our evangelism and church planting doctoral degree combines ministry leadership skills with evangelism methods that have been proven in real-world settings, so you will be prepared for both missions and church planting leadership roles.


Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Your divinity 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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Why Choose Liberty’s Online Doctor of Ministry Degree in Evangelism and Church Planting?

Our online Doctor of Ministry program is designed with your success in mind and focuses on the practical ministry skills and knowledge you need to better serve in your own ministry context. During your online Doctor of Ministry classes, you will focus on practical solutions rather than theoretical research, ensuring that you will be able to solve real-world ministry and evangelism problems.

In our online D.Min. in Evangelism and Church Planting degree, you will learn how to engage with communities of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds by appropriately meeting their needs through ministry. Our evangelism and church planting D.Min. degree will help you learn how to start a church and use effective strategic evangelism to help small communities of believers grow into thriving witnesses.

What Are the Benefits of Liberty’s Online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)?

  • Unlike many online bible colleges and seminaries, Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • Completing the online Doctor of Ministry will offer a practice-focused degree that emphasizes solving real-world ministry problems with advanced practice and research.
  • Our online D.Min. degree allows you to choose courses that directly relate to your ministry. Your portfolio or thesis will provide an opportunity for you to dig into research and scholarship under the mentorship of our Christian scholars.
  • Complete an integrated thesis or portfolio project that will challenge you to demonstrate your knowledge of advanced evangelism outreach theories.

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. Find out how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity and reach the pinnacle of your profession — for less.

What Will You Learn in Our D.Min. of Evangelism and Church Planting Degree Program?

Our online Doctor of Ministry degree will teach you advanced evangelism techniques and church leadership skills that have been used by effective pastors, evangelists, and Christian leaders across the country. You will study principles of leadership for healthy churches and build on your ministry experience by examining effective strategies for evangelism and community development. Once you have completed the D.Min. in Evangelism and Church Planting degree program, you will be equipped with the most effective approaches to gospel missions within communities and be able to apply them to your own community.

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Potential Careers with a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Evangelism and Church Planting

  • Church planter
  • Discipleship pastor
  • Evangelist
  • Lead/associate pastor
  • Missionary
  • Senior church administrator
  • Senior pastor
  • Youth pastor

Graduates of the online Doctor of Ministry in Evangelism and Church Planting degree will have a terminal doctorate credential that may provide opportunities to publish academic research and pursue college-level teaching, as well as serve in a senior ministry leadership role. Students who complete the evangelism and church planting D.Min. degree will be equipped to pursue full-time gospel ministry and outreach and help new churches grow. These skills may lead to church and para-church administrative roles in developing and maintaining church plants, overseas missions leadership, or hands-on missions roles.

Our Online Doctor of Ministry in Evangelism and Church Planting Degree Program Highlights

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among’s top 10 online schools in America. Earning your online D.Min. degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • You are pursuing your degree because you want to serve God and others with excellence. We want to honor that goal by making your degree as affordable as possible. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have a set block rate of $2,750 a semester if you take 7 to 15 credit hours. This can save you up to $6,000 a semester if you are a full-time doctoral student!
  • 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!
  • Learn from content developed by renowned biblical studies scholars in Liberty University’s John W. Rawlings School of Divinity, such as Dr. Elmer L. Towns and Dr. Gary R. Habermas.
  • Develop practical ministry skills that will help you ensure that individuals and families in your ministry are connected and growing in the church.

    Admission Requirements for Our Online D.Min. in Evangelism and Church Planting Degree Program 

    Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information. 

    All applicants must submit the following:

    • Admission application
    • Application fee*
    • Divinity Questionnaire
    • Official transcripts showing a master’s degree with at least 18 hours of Bible/Theology or ministry-related courses 
    • Ecclesiastical Endorsement
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Professional Vita
    • Proof of English proficiency

    *There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.