Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Christian Leadership – Digital Discipleship can help equip you with essential leadership and technological skills that you can use to share God’s Word with digital audiences across the world. The growth of social media and digital platforms has created an entirely new opportunity for virtual discipleship. This degree is aimed at helping students understand and use current and emerging technologies to help fulfill the Great Commission. Educators and administrators associated with Christian schools, church ministerial staff, and parachurch organization leadership will all benefit from the skills they can gain through this degree. Besides the skills students will gain in the specialization they can also learn to synthesize teaching, learning, and group theory as foundational elements of effective leadership. This degree will help those in leadership positions in church and nonprofit organizations gain both Christian education leadership and technical skills to help increase the impact they have on God’s Kingdom. Some careers students can pursue with this degree are church discipleship coordinator, communications liaison, digital ministry leader, digital pastor, director of digital ministries, and online campus pastor.
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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 EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Statement of Purpose/Intent, Official College Transcript(s)