Ministry (D.Min.) - Strategic Christian Ministry

Ministry (D.Min.) - Strategic Christian Ministry

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. 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
DMIN 810Foundations for the Doctor of Ministry 13
DSMN 815Personal Spiritual Formation3
Total Hours6
1

DMIN 810 Foundations for the Doctor of Ministry (3 c.h.), Portfolio Option courses, and Thesis Report Option courses may not be fulfilled with transfer credit or courses substitution

Strategic Christian Ministry Cognate
CHMN 860Marks of a Disciple3
CHMN 861Marks of a Biblical Church3
CHMN 862Leading Strategic Ministry Change3
Total Hours9
Portfolio or Thesis Project Report Courses 1,215
Choose one of the following options:
Portfolio Option 1
Micro-Project I: Biblical Precedence
Micro-Project II: Current and Historic Practices
Micro-Project III: Personal Engagement
Micro-Project IV: Recommended Engagement
Portfolio Presentation
OR
Thesis Project Report Option 1
Research and Thesis Development
Thesis Project Proposal Development
Thesis Research and Writing Part 1
Thesis Research and Writing Part 2 3
Thesis Project Defense
Total Hours15
1

Portfolio Option courses, and Thesis Report Option courses may not be fulfilled with transfer credit or courses substitution

2

Once the student enters either the Portfolio process or Thesis Project Report process, he/she must maintain continuous enrollment (Fall and Spring semesters excluding Summer semester) until all degree requirements are completed

3

Students choosing the Thesis Report Option may take DMIN 881 Thesis Research and Writing Part 2 (5 c.h.) a maximum of four times. Any student who is not ready for enrollment in DMIN 890 Thesis Project Defense (3 c.h.) after completing DMIN 881 Thesis Research and Writing Part 2 (5 c.h.) the first time may be required, as determined by the student's thesis project mentor, to repeat DMIN 881 Thesis Research and Writing Part 2 (5 c.h.) until deemed ready for enrollment in DMIN 890 Thesis Project Defense (3 c.h.). Student must maintain enrollment in DMIN 881 Thesis Research and Writing Part 2 (5 c.h.) fall and spring semesters until deemed ready for enrollment in DMIN 890 Thesis Project Defense (3 c.h.)

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 30 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than one grade of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Portfolio or Thesis required (Minimum grade of B-)
  • 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 Online Format

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