M.A.R. – Church Ministry in the Digital Age Gospel in the Digital Age


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

The growth and development of the Church are of utmost importance to Jesus – which makes church ministry a vital role for Christians to fill. Are you interested in the growing trend of the digital church? Do you want to learn how to help church members who can’t come to your physical building feel connected to the body of Christ? If your answer is “Yes,” then Liberty’s Master of Arts in Religion – Church Ministry in the Digital Age is a great program for you.

Get excited about your future in digital ministry. Let us come alongside you, partnering our resources and faculty with your passion to serve the Lord in this growing field. The harvest is plentiful. With digital media connecting people across the world, you will have ample opportunities to minister to those who need it most.


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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  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Expand your church’s ministry beyond the traditional limits of your campus, and open up a new world of opportunity to bring the love of Christ to people across the globe.

More and more churches are offering live-streamed options for their sermons and uploading content for members who are connecting and giving solely online. This trend is creating new positions for many churches, and you can help fill them! The M.A.R. in Church Ministry in the Digital Age is designed to help you serve your church’s digital campus – a platform that has the potential to attract more people than could ever fit in your pews!

With Liberty’s 60-credit-hour M.A.R., you will explore a wide range of topics in religion and ministry. You will examine the Old and New Testaments in-depth, researching major concepts and connections between the two. Additionally, you will refine your scholarship by completing courses focused on research, writing, and ministry preparation.

As a student in the church ministry in the digital age track, you can expect to move deeper into the study of spiritual formation. You will compose a discipleship ministry strategy for Christian ministry, develop a plan for personal growth and development, and learn how to better defend the Christian faith in light of the digital age.

More specifically, your courses will center on and build off of these 4 digital ministry constructs: digital community, formation, strategies, and theology.

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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.

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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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.