Program Overview

Offered as a way to gain more understanding of worship in ministry is the Doctor of Ministry with a Worship cognate. Provided through Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary, this degree can help individuals be prepared to serve in a variety of pastoral and ministry roles. The program aims to teach students in their understanding of biblical principles and strategies. This program is ideal for individuals such as pastors and missionaries, or those wanting to further their own personal growth in worship.

The Worship cognate consists of 9 credit hours. Student may be required to complete courses including Theology and Worship, Spiritual Factors of Growing Churches, and Growth and Development of the Contemporary Minister. The thesis courses consist of 9 credit hours and include thesis project writing and thesis project defense.

The online Doctor of Ministry – Worship consists of 33 credit hours, some of which may be completed as an intensive format. Intensives take place on campus, and typically last one week. After successful completion of the Doctor of Ministry – Worship, individuals should be qualifies for positions in the church such as choir director, worship leader, worship pastor, or administrative pastor.

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    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

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