Bachelor’s In Christian Leadership And Church Ministries
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
Transfer Credits
Up to 75% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Aug 23, 2021
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Lead Others to Christ with Our Christian Leadership and Church Ministries Degree

Do you find yourself called to a life of ministry and leadership? Pursue Liberty University’s Christian leadership and church ministries degree and we can help you become the leader you are called to be! You want to take your passions for leadership and ministry within the Church and turn them into a career. We can help you get there.

Our Christian leadership and church ministries degree is meant to prepare you for work in churches, parachurches, and nonprofit organizations. We understand that you care about changing lives and making a difference in the world. Throughout this degree, you will be provided with the biblical foundation, leadership knowledge, and skills needed to live out the practical aspects of ministry so you can make an impact on others.

Why Choose Liberty’s Christian Leadership and Church Ministries Degree?

In order to gain value from your degree program, you need to invest time and dedication to achieve your goals. We have ensured that upon completion of your program, you will receive a degree that is marketable, valuable, and reflects your passions. As a teaching university, we have made sure that the professors in the classroom teaching you every week are pursuing independent research and publishing original works so that they stay on top of their craft. 

Our professors are so invested in their students that they have dedicated office hours meant to mentor you and help you succeed in your courses. While we have excellent courses that you’ll take, we understand that some of the most valuable knowledge comes from hands-on experience. That’s why we have partnered with churches, parachurches, and nonprofit organizations to make sure you have the opportunity to intern with an organization that will match your theology and help you fulfill your ministry career goals.

What Will You Learn in Our Christian Leadership and Church Ministries Degree?

In any of our John W. Rawlings School of Divinity degree programs, you will receive the basic biblical knowledge and training you need to excel in the ministry field of your choice. You will be taught foundational principles in apologetics, theology, inductive Bible study, and hermeneutics. With a degree in Christian leadership and church ministries, you’ll have the opportunity to learn specifics about church leadership.

You will take business courses that will provide training in how to lead and manage the financial and structural aspects of an organization. Additionally, you’ll take courses in ministry programming, discipleship, foundations of Christian leadership, and ethical issues in Christian leadership.

Review the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

CHMN 201 – Introduction to Church Ministries

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A practical study of Church ministry with emphasis given to biblical foundation, philosophy of ministry, and other areas of ministry
  • How the ministry is considered as a calling and a career

CHMN 360 – Foundations in Ministry Programming

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Developing a philosophy of ministry
  • Ministry assessment
  • Calendar planning
  • Budgeting
  • Leadership development
  • Safety issues

CHMN 447 – Discipleship in Church Ministries

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • An investigation of the factors which influence spiritual development
  • Exploring the biblical and theological foundations for discipleship
  • Making application to the discipleship process

CLED 365 – The Personal Life of a Leader

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to examine the life of the leader
  • How to develop individual leadership skills
  • The personal character of the leader
  • Becoming a leader that lasts
Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Biblical Studies

Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership

Global Studies

Technical Studies

Theology and Apologetics

Women’s Leadership


Highlights of Our Christian Leadership and Church Ministries Degree

  • John W. Rawlings School of Divinity professors are active in the classroom, as well as in research and publishing original works.
  • Our School of Divinity is committed to the authority of Scripture and conservative evangelical theology.
  • Benefit from the teaching and professor involvement of a small Bible college with the experience and amenities of a university.
  • Internship opportunities with churches and parachurches locally, nationally, and globally.
  • The Freedom Tower, home to the School of Divinity, houses a 7-projector immersive classroom, an interactive classroom that utilizes teleconferencing capabilities, and a state-of-the-art homiletics teaching lab.
  • The Rawlings Foundation’s rare book collection is valued at over $1 million dollars and contains a 111-foot long Torah scroll dating back to the 16th century and a functioning Gutenberg Printing Press replica.

Christian Leadership and Church Ministries Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Christian Leadership and Church Ministries Graduates

  • Ministry director
  • Church administrator
  • Parachurch leadership
  • Ministry associate
  • Camps director
  • Women’s ministry director
  • Christian education director
  • Evangelist
  • Media ministry professional

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.