Liberty University offers a Master of Divinity program in Leadership for individuals and members of the church who want to take on roles of ministerial leadership as part of their commitment to Christianity, to the church and to others. Through the program, students will learn about the biblical principles and roles of ministry, including the role in church leadership, the responsibilities of theology, developing leadership styles, ministerial ethics, and legal, business and leadership responsibilities in the ministry.
The program consists of courses that emphasize the development of leadership abilities within church and related religious organizations. 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; Biblical Foundations of Leadership; The Life of Leaders; Team Leadership and Conflict Resolution; Mission, Vision and Strategic Planning; and Preventing Ministry Failure.
Students will demonstrate the ability to represent themselves as educated professionals upon 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, including the basic use of communications technology; 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