Master of Arts in Religion - Evangelism and Church Planting Online Degree Program
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Use the Gospel to Cross-Cultural Barriers by Earning our Master of Arts in Religion – Evangelism and Church Planting Degree

You have a passion for seeing the gospel spread throughout America and beyond. Our Master of Arts (MA) in Religion – Evangelism and Church Planting degree can provide you with the education you need to cross-cultural barriers and take the gospel wherever God calls you. Throughout our master’s in evangelism degree, you will be taught by experienced pastors and theologians who have served around the globe and are dedicated to mentoring you. As you learn the importance of evangelism and discipleship to church health, you can be prepared to plant a church, serve as a missionary, or help rekindle a passion for evangelism within an established church.


Your divinity degree is approved by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and has met rigorous accreditation standards. You can feel confident that your degree is both academically excellent and well-respected among churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations.

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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 3 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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Why Choose Liberty’s Master’s Degree in Religion?

Pursuing your master’s in evangelism and church planting degree with us residentially gives you the opportunity to learn from experienced pastors and theologians. Our professors have office hours each week, and they invite you to speak with them one on one with questions you may have or about where God is leading you in your ministry.

Our M.A.R. program offers you the opportunity to earn your degree from a school that is more than a Bible college. At Liberty, you can build a community that’s as unique as you are. As you earn your master’s degree in religion, you can have the opportunity to meet other graduate students studying a variety of subjects, allowing you to witness first-hand how God’s truth is being revealed through fields as different as biology and cinematography.

While here, you can network with organizations like the International Mission Board (IMB), Summit Church, and Samaritan’s Purse. We also partner with a multitude of local churches and ministries so you can gain hands-on ministry experience while you complete your degree. Additionally, our new Monday-only program gives you the option to take the majority of the classes you need on Mondays, so you can remain involved in full-time ministry throughout the week.

What Will You Learn in Our M.A.R. in Evangelism and Church Planting Degree Program?

In our master’s degree in evangelism and church planting, you can study the Old and New Testaments in-depth, providing foundational knowledge of what the entire Bible teaches, as you progress in your degree. You can take classes designed to give you the skills you need for successful ministry within the church, like apologetics, hermeneutics, sermon preparation, and systematic theology.

If you choose to pursue our evangelism and church planting specialization, you can study the impact of culture on church planting, as well as the importance of evangelism to church growth. Throughout your classes, you can learn how to develop effective discipleship programs to support your church. You can also learn tested methods of church planting in keeping with the example of the New Testament church.

Throughout your master’s in religion degree, your professors instruct from their research and experience to provide you with practical, biblical insights you can apply to your own ministry. View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information!

Featured Courses

EVAN 500 – Spiritual Factors of Growing Churches

EVAN 505 – Introduction to Church Planting

EVAN 510 – Evangelism and the Growing Church

EVAN 610 – Church Planting Methods and Culture


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Highlights of Our M.A.R. in Evangelism and Church Planting Degree

  • In addition to their hands-on ministry experience, our faculty are theologians who are well-respected authors, speakers, and researchers.
  • We are committed to defending the authority of scripture and conservative evangelical theology.
  • Our master’s degree in evangelism and church planting provides hands-on experience within the local church as well as opportunities to serve with churches and organizations like International Mission Board, Hume Lake, Samaritan’s Purse, and Second Baptist Houston.
  • Our Scriptorium houses the Rawlings Foundation rare books collection valued at over $1 million, a 111 ft.-long Torah scroll that dates to the 16th century, and a functioning replica of the Gutenberg Printing Press.
  • Monday-only classes allow residential graduate students to complete large portions of their M.A. in Religion attending classes one day a week.
  • We offer multiple scholarship opportunities to our residential students, including the full-tuition Keesee Scholarship.

Our Master’s in Religion – Evangelism and Church Planting Degree Information

    Potential Career Opportunities for Graduates of Our Master’s in Religion Degree Program

    • Church planter
    • Evangelist
    • Missionary
    • Pastor

    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: