Bachelor's In Christian Leadership And Church Ministries Theology And Apologetics
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Aug 21, 2023
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Become a Ministry Professional with a Degree in Christian Leadership and Church Ministries: Theology and Apologetics

Do you feel that God is calling you to a life of ministry? Are you passionate and excited about learning more about the Word of God? If you’re saying “yes” to these questions, then pursuing Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Christian Leadership and Church Ministries: Theology and Apologetics degree would be a great way for you to gain the credentials you need for your career. Throughout this degree, you will explore the Bible more in-depth and learn what it takes to have a successful career in ministry.

You’re probably wondering what exactly you can do with this type of degree. If your heart is set on attending seminary school, you’ll receive the education you need to apply and be set apart from other applicants. You’ll also be prepared to start your life of ministry immediately after graduation. You may go into the field of church administration, nonprofit ministry, parachurch leadership, or evangelism.

So what are you waiting for? The field of ministry is desperate for people like you who are passionate and enthusiastic about pursuing God’s Word and sharing it with others. We’re going to partner with you by equipping you with all the tools you need to turn your passions into a successful career.

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

If you decide to attend Liberty, you’ll find that there are lots of reasons to study with us, but here are just a few:

  • Learn from professionals with advanced degrees and experience in ministry
  • Gain real-life experience with vast internship opportunities
  • Get access to state-of-the-art resources

Let’s start with our professors. These men and women have years of life experience working in ministry as pastors, administrators, evangelists, missionaries, authors, archaeologists, and more. Each of them has earned their doctorate degree in a ministry-related field, or they’re currently working on it. What’s the best part? They’re excited about training you—the next generation of Christian leaders—as they mentor, guide, and support you throughout your education.

There are even more reasons why to choose this degree.  You’re going to have multiple opportunities to gain ministry experience before graduation. At Liberty, we have connections with churches, parachurches, and nonprofit organizations to provide you with the internship of your dreams. Plus, you’re going to have access to all sorts of equipment and resources like our homiletics lab and massive scriptorium.

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 5 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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

By earning your degree at Liberty University, you’ll receive all the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to excel in your chosen career field. With our Christian leadership and church ministries degree, you will study a variety of subject areas, as well as participate in a church ministry practicum to give you real-life experience in your field. Some of the topics covered include apologetics, inductive Bible study, hermeneutics, leadership, and discipleship.

Additionally, if you pursue the theology and apologetics concentration, you will gain additional insight with the following courses:

  • Apologetics and the Gospel
  • C.S. Lewis and the Apologetic Imagination
  • Christianity and the Cults
  • Modern and Contemporary Theology
  • Theology of the Family

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 the following: biblical foundation, philosophy of ministry, and various areas of ministry
  • The ministry is considered as a calling and a career

CHMN 360 – Foundations in Ministry Programming

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Budgeting
  • Calendar planning
  • Developing a philosophy of ministry
  • Leadership development
  • Ministry assessment
  • Safety issues
  • The foundational components of church ministries programming

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 ordering of one’s private world
  • The personal character of the leader
  • Becoming a leader that lasts

Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Christian Leadership and Church Ministries: Theology and Apologetics 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 for the School of Divinity, houses a 7-projector immersive classroom, an interactive meeting space 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: Theology and Apologetics Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Christian Leadership and Church Ministries: Theology and Apologetics Graduates

  • Church administrator
  • Evangelist
  • Ministry associate
  • Ministry director
  • Parachurch leadership

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)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

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