Doctor of Ministry in Strategic Christian Ministry
Liberty University

Program Details

Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Strategic Christian Ministry helps ministry professionals grow into high-level action planners. This program helps students build on their understanding and experience in ministry with new strategies to scale up their efforts to make a more significant impact.  The D.Min. in Strategic Christian Ministry is an excellent choice for students who are church leaders, nonprofit managers, and ministry leaders who need to learn how to expand their reach and manage larger, more complex organizations. Students in this program will study essential ministry skills in biblical discipleship, explore how to lead strategic changes in ministry, and develop their personal spiritual growth. Through the D.Min. in Strategic Christian Ministry, students will choose either to complete a portfolio of practical ministry projects addressing specific real-world challenges in ministry or to complete a research-focused thesis project to explore a singular topic in more depth. These projects will allow students to focus on the specific ministry aspects which are most important to their goals while having the mentorship of Liberty’s faculty of experienced ministry professionals. Graduates of the D.Min. in Strategic Christian Ministry will be well-equipped for roles as CEOs of nonprofit organizations, church administrators, ministry directors, parachurch leaders, and senior pastors.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Liberty University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Additional Materials May Be Requested, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV

Additional Info

Applicants must have:

  • A master’s degree with at least 18 hours of Bible/Theology or ministry-related courses
  • A current place of ministry where you can successfully carry out a ministry-related project
  • Three years of experience in full-time ministry