Executive Christian Leadership Certificate Lead and Serve


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the certificate total

Are you passionate about leadership in Christian ministry? Liberty’s Executive Certificate in Christian Leadership can help prepare you for various roles in Christian nonprofit organizations, churches, or parachurch organizations. Whether you are currently serving as a ministry professional or are hoping to enter the field of ministry leadership for the first time, an Executive Certificate in Christian Leadership can help!

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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 program is designed with your success in mind. With classes that are 100% online and no set login times, you’ll have the flexibility to earn your certificate on your schedule – and from the comfort of home. At Liberty, you can remain invested in what matters most while pursuing your education when it’s convenient for you.

In addition, you’ll study under experienced professionals who have spent years leading ministries and pastoring churches. With advanced degrees and a commitment to your success, our professors are some of our best resources.

In our church leadership courses and ministry classes, you will study topics like biblical and theological foundations for leadership and education. In addition, you will delve into topics like character and ethics in leadership and education. Finally, you will be able to choose from courses in organizational theory and development, group leadership, and teaching and learning theory and practices.

With the specialized education our Christian leadership program offers, you can be confident that you are receiving training that can help prepare you for an exciting career in leadership development and 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.

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.

Divinity Executive Certificate Block Rate (7-15 credit hours) $2,750
Divinity Executive Certificate Part Time (0-6.99 or over 15 credit hours) $395/Credit
Military Divinity Executive Certificate Block Rate (7-15 credit hours) $2,700
Military Divinity Executive Certificate Part Time (0-6.99 or over 15 credit hours) $300/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 – $300 per credit hour for part-time divinity Executive Certificate courses
  • Discounted divinity block rate – $2,700 per semester*
  • Roll credits into the corresponding doctoral degree
  • 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.