Master Of Divinity Christian Leadership And Church Ministries
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Years (Avg.)
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Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jan 13, 2020
Liberty University is Accredited by SACSCOC

Lead Your Congregation with Confidence with an M.Div. in Christian Leadership and Church Ministries

Do you have a passion for ministry, but find yourself wondering how you will handle the day-to-day leadership challenges that come from serving in a church or parachurch organization? Liberty University’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Christian Leadership and Church Ministries degree provides the training you need to lead your congregation or small group ministry.

Throughout this degree, you will gain extensive knowledge of apologetics, discipleship, evangelism, theology, and pastoral counseling. You will be prepared to lead your ministry and handle the behind the scenes ministry needs that the congregation seldom sees.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Master of Divinity – Christian Leadership and Church Ministries Degree?

As one of the largest Christian universities in the nation, we have the resources to provide you with the practical training you need to be a successful leader in your community. Whether you are leading a ministry, church, or a small parachurch group, the special leadership and management training you receive in this degree will be invaluable in the operation of your organization.

In addition to the special skills you gain from this specialization, the core curriculum of our master of divinity ensures that upon graduation you will be an authority in seminary-related material. A great thing about this degree is that you have the chance to get course credit for prior ministry experience or a previously pursued accredited seminary degree through our transfer evaluation and Institutional Challenge Exams.

What Will You Learn in Our Master of Divinity – Christian Leadership and Church Ministries Degree?

Our Master of Divinity in Christian Leadership and Church Ministries provides the training you need to lead your ministry with confidence. You will learn the basic methods and best practices of pastoral counseling, including areas like pre-marital and marriage counseling.

In addition to this training, you will gain new skills in intercultural communication that can be used in your local ministry or as you travel abroad on missions. Our public theology course will teach you how to tackle the ethical dilemmas that might arise from cultural trends in current times.

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Featured Courses

DSMN 610 – Family Discipleship

DSMN 630 – Small Group Ministries

LEAD 610 – Team Leadership & Conflict Resolution

LEAD 620 – Mission, Vision & Strategic Planning


Degree Information

Career Opportunities

Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Master of Divinity Degree

  • We have a state-of-the-art homiletics/teaching lab in our School of Divinity building.
  • Study under theologians and missionaries with real-world experience in the M.Div.’s web-based content developed by our Rawlings School of Divinity.
  • Monday-only classes for masters’ programs allow students to complete large portions of their M.Div. degree by only attending class one day a week.
  • Institutional Challenge Exams (ICE) are available to test out of foundational biblical and theological studies content for the M.Div. program.
  • Our Scriptorium houses the Rawlings Foundation rare books collection valued at over $1 million, a 111-long Torah scroll that dates to the 16th century, and a functioning replica of the Gutenberg Printing Press.
  • We provide experiential learning opportunities through church and para-church ministries.

Master of Divinity – Christian Leadership and Church Ministries Degree Information

    Career Opportunities for Master of Divinity – Christian Leadership and Church Ministries Graduates

    • Christian Educator
    • Christian School Administrator
    • Pastor
    • Sunday School Administrator

    Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees

    Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission: