Church Planting (M.A.)

Church Planting (M.A.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
DSMN 630Small Group Ministries3
EVAN 525Contemporary Evangelism3
or GLST 650 Intercultural Communication
EVCP 500Theological Foundations for Church Planting3
EVCP 510The Calling and Character of the Church Planter3
EVCP 610Church Planting Contexts and Methodologies3
EVCP 699Church Planting Internship3
HOMI 500Preparation of the Sermon3
or HOMI 601 Foundations of Expository Teaching and Preaching
NBST 515New Testament Orientation I3
or NBST 520 New Testament Orientation II
NBST 610Hermeneutics3
OBST 515Old Testament Orientation I3
or OBST 520 Old Testament Orientation II
RTCH 500Research, Writing, and Ministry Preparation 13
THEO 610Biblical Theology3
Total Hours36

RTCH 500 is required to be taken within the first two semesters for all students

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 2.0 GPA
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Resident & Online Format

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
RTCH 500 Research, Writing, and Ministry Preparation 1 3
EVAN 525
Contemporary Evangelism
or Intercultural Communication
EVCP 500 Theological Foundations for Church Planting 3
THEO 610 Biblical Theology 3
Second Semester
EVCP 510 The Calling and Character of the Church Planter 3
NBST 515
New Testament Orientation I
or New Testament Orientation II
NBST 610 Hermeneutics 3
OBST 515
Old Testament Orientation I
or Old Testament Orientation II
Third Semester
DSMN 630 Small Group Ministries 3
EVCP 610 Church Planting Contexts and Methodologies 3
EVCP 699 Church Planting Internship 3
HOMI 500
Preparation of the Sermon
or Foundations of Expository Teaching and Preaching
 Total Hours36

RTCH 500 is required to be taken within the first two semesters for all students.

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