Liberty University offers a Master of Divinity degree in Discipleship for students and members of the church who want to learn about discipleship in ministry. Students will study submission and servitude by understanding the roles of disciples in the Bible and how spiritual transformation occurs through service to others. Students will learn how to design and develop, organize, and lead ministries through development of family discipleship, and the growth of churches through families and small groups.
The concept of the program is related through classes that demonstrate the roles and responsibilities in discipleship. Classes include Introduction to Apologetics; History of Christianity; History of Baptists; Discipleship Ministries; Spiritual Formation; Contemporary Evangelism; Global Studies Survey; Preparation of the Sermon; Theology of Pastoral Ministry; New Testament Orientation; Family Discipleship; Small Group Ministries; Healthy, Growing, Multiplying Church; Spiritual Factorings of a Growing Church; and Church Administration.
Students will develop the qualifications to lead and develop others into members of the church through discipleship. These qualifications include demonstrating a knowledge and understanding of the Bible, which contributes to the formation of a Christian worldview; to demonstrate a competency in general education in order to become a more well-rounded individual and professional; to demonstrate the professionalism in oral, written, technological and visual communications; and to demonstrate the leadership ability and professionalism appropriate for roles in ministry.
- A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree
- A 2.0 GPA
- Official transcripts
- TOEFL scores (if applicable)
- School of Divinity Questionnaire
- Pastoral recommendation
School Accreditation Statement
Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.