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MAR Discipleship Church Ministry Online Degree Program
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100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jan 14, 2019
Accreditation
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

The Master of Arts in Religion – Discipleship and Church Ministry Helps You Lead Effective Group and Church Ministry

Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.) Discipleship and Church Ministry is designed to prepare students entering ministry with an in-depth but practical education in theology, biblical studies, and ministry practice. While completing the Online Master of Arts in Religion you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a program that provides flexibility to tailor the degree plan to your passions and needs. Students who complete an online ministry degree program like the online Master of Arts in Religion will be able to effectively pursue opportunities in churches, parachurch organizations, and non-profit organizations while opening the door to further study at the graduate and doctoral levels.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Online Master of Arts in Religion – Discipleship and Church Ministry Program?

As an accredited online college, Liberty University’s online ministry degrees make pursuing an education easier with the flexibility of a 100% online format while holding weight as a Masters Degree credential. Liberty University’s online seminary programs, such as the online Masters in Religion, will give you a fully-fledged, online college degree that will equip you for ministry in a variety of fields. Students in any track of Liberty University’s online Master of Arts in Religion will receive foundational instruction in the fundamentals of discipleship ministry, sermon preparation, and practical ministry skills.

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What Will You Learn in our Online Master of Arts in Religion – Discipleship and Church Ministry Degree Program?

Liberty University’s Online Master of Arts in Religion is 100% online and contains extensive, well-rounded training in ministry, administration of Christian organizations, theology studies, and Biblical studies. The core of the online Masters in Religion will provide in-depth topic studies of the Old and New Testament, History of Christianity, Systematic Theology, and the research, writing, and sermon preparation process.

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • The discounted tuition rate of $275 per credit hour at part-time status.
    • Discounted Divinity Block Rate: $2,475 per semester – only $165/credit at 15 credit hours!*
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

*Credits taken above 15 credit hours for the MAR in Discipleship and Church Ministry degree are charged at a part-time rate.

Potential Career Options

Graduates of the online seminary’s Master of Arts in Religion will be prepared to tackle challenges in active, full-time ministry with churches and parachurch organizations while being well situated to continue an online Christian ministries degree at the graduate or doctoral level. Since most doctoral-level religion degrees require a Master of Divinity (M.Div.), students who want to pursue doctoral studies would be encouraged to pursue Liberty’s online M.Div. Program and will receive the maximum possible transfer of their online Masters in Religion credit. In the meantime, graduates of Liberty’s online ministry degrees may be qualified for college-level and K-12 religious studies teaching (non-licensure).

  • Associate Pastor
  • Church Education Administrator
  • Lay Ministry Leader
  • Missionary
  • Teaching Pastor
  • Religion Adjunct Teaching
  • K-12 Religion Teaching
     

Program Highlights

  • By earning your online Master of Arts in Religion degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five 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.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Students can complete this online Masters in Religion – Discipleship and Church Ministry in as little as two years.
  • Liberty University’s Online Seminary, the Rawlings School of Divinity, has theologians and experienced professionals who teach practical ministry skills while imparting deep theological teaching.
  • Learn from renowned biblical studies scholars in Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity, such as Dr. Elmer L. Towns, Dr. Harold Willmington, 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.
  • Be equipped to handle challenges in church growth, no matter the size of the ministry.

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Admission Requirements for the Online M.A.R – Discipleship and Church Ministry Degree

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative combined GPA for all accredited colleges previously attended or for high school. A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree is required 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*
  • School of Divinity Questionnaire
  • Pastoral Recommendation
  • Unofficial college transcripts and submit a transcript request form.**
  • 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.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

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