Liberty University offers a Master of Art degree in Religion with a specialization in Evangelism and Church Planting for students interested in expanding their knowledge of the Bible and the spreading of churches and church organizations. Students will develop their ministry and expand the reach of their church through studies of the Bible, cultural studies, hermeneutics, systematic theology and fields related to the spiritual factors of growing churches, and church planting.
Students will focus on the necessary material in order to prepare for ordination into roles in the ministry. Classes include introduction to apologetics, history of Christianity, discipleships ministries, spiritual formation, contemporary evangelism, global studies survey, preparation of the sermon, New Testament orientation, hermeneutics, Old Testament orientation, introduction to seminary studies, systematic theology, spiritual factors of growing churches, introduction to church planting, evangelism and the growing church, and church planting methods and cultures.
Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary education and spiritual leadership for roles in church planting and spreading the messages of the Bible. These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate effective preparation for Christian ministry and leadership responsibilities in congregations and other settings, to demonstrate the ability to use biblical text and theological and historical studies to enrich the spiritual life of others, to understand the means by which one may grow morally and spiritually, and by which one may lead others in positive spiritual formation in the likeness of Jesus Christ, and to develop the scholarly, theological, and reflective foundation that will provide the basis for further advanced studies.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)