DMin Ministry Leadership online Degree Program
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Years (Avg.)
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100% online, 8-week courses
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Transfer in up to 6 credit hours
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020
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Further the Kingdom of God with Our Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Ministry Leadership

At Liberty University, our 100% online Doctor of Ministry in Ministry Leadership degree is designed to equip you with the practical ministry skills you need to advance your ministry. Our online D.Min. in Ministry Leadership degree will prepare you to handle the administrative conflicts and organizational challenges that sometimes arise in ministry as well as provide you with practical, field-tested administration methods. Pursuing biblical leadership training at the doctoral level will provide you with a terminal degree that shows you are ready to handle any Christian ministry challenge.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online D.Min. in Ministry Leadership Degree?

Liberty University’s online Doctor of Ministry degree programs are focused on practical ministry principles, so you can gain the skills and knowledge you need to better serve in your specific ministry context. Our online D.Min. degree uniquely combines three distinct components crucial for the engaged Christian leader: our program is gospel-centered, accessible, and practical. During your online doctorate in ministry leadership,  you will focus on practical solutions in addition to traditional theoretical research, ensuring that you can use the skills and knowledge you gain from your degree to solve real-world problems.

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What Will You Learn in Our Doctor of Ministry in Ministry Leadership Degree Program?

Our online D.Min. in Ministry Leadership builds on your previous experiences to help you develop effective strategic leadership skills. Our doctoral degree in ministry leadership will help you develop better conflict resolution, management, decision-making, and long-term planning skills you can use to guide your ministry to success. Through our D.Min. in Ministry Leadership, you will learn important principles and methods that will help you disciple others to think strategically and become leaders in their own ministry.

All of these courses are designed and delivered to help you think through and develop your research for the final thesis project, which will be focused on a ministry topic of your choice.

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Potential Career Options with a D.Min. Degree in Ministry Leadership 

  • Senior Church Administrator
  • Senior Pastor
  • Lead/Associate Pastor
  • Discipleship Pastor
  • Youth Pastor
  • Seminary Professor

Graduates of our online Doctor of Ministry degree program 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 Ministry Leadership area of study for the online DMin degree will be especially effective in leadership and administration roles in Christian ministries and churches, as well as ministry trainers and teachers. These skills may also make students eligible for university-level and seminary teaching.

Our Online D.Min. in Ministry Leadership Program Highlights

  • By earning your online D.Min. degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • You’re 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!
  • We have replaced nearly all School of Divinity textbooks with no-cost electronic resources through the Inclusive Access initiative.
  • You can complete our online D.Min. degree in as little as two years.
  • Liberty’s Rawlings School of Divinity has experienced Christian counselors and ministry professionals who teach practical ministry skills while imparting deep theological teaching.
  • Learn from renowned Christian scholars and ministry professionals such as Dr. Elmer L. Towns and Dr. Gary R. Habermas.

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Admission Requirements for Our Online D.Min. in Ministry Leadership Degree Program

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited Master of Divinity degree (or its equivalent) 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
  • Contact Information for two pastoral recommenders
  • Official Transcripts showing a Master of Divinity or a Master of Divinity Equivalent
  • Three years of ministry experience
  • 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.