Liberty University offers a Master of Divinity program in Homiletics for individuals who want to take on roles of ministerial leadership as part of their commitment to Christianity, the church and to others. Through the program, students will expand their biblical leadership abilities and ministry methods, as they explore homiletics to develop various styles of preaching, including the preaching of evangelism, the teaching of the Old and New Testaments, and sermons for special occasions.
The program consists of courses that emphasize pastoral leadership and development of preaching styles. 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, Expository Preaching, Evangelistic Preaching, Preaching for Special Occasions, Preaching the Old Testament, and Preaching the New Testament.
Students will demonstrate the ability to represent themselves as educated professionals upon completing the course by meeting the qualifications that come with graduation. These qualifications include demonstrating a foundational knowledge of the Bible, which contributes to the formation of a Christian worldview; to demonstrate a competency in biblical education in order to become a more well-versed leader and professional; to demonstrate the skills necessary for effective oral, written and visual communication; and to demonstrate the leadership ability and professionalism appropriate for roles in ministry.
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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), Additional Materials May Be Requested