Program Overview

The Doctor of Ministry in Evangelism and Church Planting is offered through Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary. This online degree requires the completion of 33 credit hours. Meeting LU’s standards, up to six previously completed credit hours from an accredited university may be transferred in to the Ministry program. Individuals in the program are expected to take elective courses, evangelism and church planting cognate courses, core courses, and thesis courses. The thesis consists of 9 credit hours including thesis project writing and thesis project defense.

For the Doctor of Ministry in Evangelism and Church Planting degree, students may take courses such as Strategic Evangelism and the Local Church, Growth and Development of the Contemporary Minister, and Contemporary Movements in Church Planting.

Students in the program should learn the history of church planting and principles of evangelism. Throughout the program, individuals will be taught how to start and lead their own church plant. Students will be able to interact with other church leaders to increase their knowledge and understanding of ministry. After completion, students should be prepared for careers as a senior pastor, church plant administrator, professor of ministry or evangelism, evangelist, or missionary.

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    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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