M.Div. Online – Christian Leadership & Church Ministry Shape Tomorrow’s Church


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Do you feel called to a leadership role within church ministry? By studying Christian leadership and church ministries at Liberty University, you can receive the training you need to take on pastoral or leadership roles within the church and community.

Our 75-hour degree program is available 100% online, providing the flexibility you need to complete your degree on your schedule and accelerate your career in ministry. Your training will include advanced study in apologetics, homiletics, hermeneutics, leadership, and theology. Our Christian leadership and church ministries specialization will provide a focused study on discipleship, leading small groups, and developing a mission, vision, and strategic plan for your church. If you are a rising church leader, Liberty’s online M.Div. in Christian Leadership and Church Ministries degree can set you up for success as a godly leader to the church.

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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

Liberty University is one of the largest Christian universities in the world. With our mission of Training Champions for Christ, you can rest assured that you will receive the support and training you need to be successful in your career. We are passionate about teaching students how to disciple others and lead effective small groups. Our online seminary program through the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity focuses on leadership techniques taught by professors who have doctorates and years of experience in the ministry field.

Our Master of Divinity program is among the most affordable M.Div. programs you will find, as we offer low tuition rates and specific block rates for those pursuing their degree full time. You do not have to sacrifice quality for flexibility when you pursue our Christian leadership and church ministries degree, as our Master of Divinity degrees can be completed 100% online.


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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Our Master of Divinity online programs feature a wide variety of in-depth coursework ranging from the study of apologetics, church ministry, evangelism, and homiletics, to Old and New Testament study and theology. Our Christian leadership and church ministries degree specialization courses provide exciting training in family discipleship, small group ministries, team leadership, and conflict resolution. Most importantly, you can learn how to create and carry out a mission and vision for your church and ministry.

We encourage you to review our featured courses section and explore what you could be learning as early as our next start date!

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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.

Grad & Postgrad Divinity Block Rate (9-15 credit hours) $2,750
Grad & Postgrad Divinity Part Time (0-8.99 or over 15 credit hours) $395/Credit
Military Grad & Postgrad Divinity Block Rate (9-15 credit hours) $2,475
Military Grad & Postgrad Divinity Part Time (0-8.99 or over 15 credit hours) $275/Credit

These rates also apply to the MA in Pastoral Counseling, which falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

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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 – $275 per credit hour for part-time graduate and postgraduate divinity courses
  • Discounted divinity block rate – $2,475 per semester*
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)**
  • 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)

These benefits also apply to the MA in Pastoral Counseling, which falls under the School of Behavioral Sciences.

*Credits taken below 9 and above 15 credit hours per semester are charged at the part-time rate.

**Not applicable to certificates.