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Master of Arts in Religion - Pre-Pastoral

Liberty University



The online Master of Arts in Religion - Pre-Pastoral degree is an ideal option for any Christian educators, informed lay leaders, and pastors' wives who wish to gain a firm scriptural undergirding for service in a supportive role in their local church.

This online pre-pastrol degree program has been designed to offer a flexible and intensive study in the scriptures and the essential truths of the Christian faith, while specifically studying skills needed in the Pastoral role.

Throughout the course of this online pre-pastoral degree program, students will work with Liberty's expert faculty members in mastering church history, church administration and biblical theology, as well as face an in-depth study of discipleship ministries, church growth strategies, pastoral counseling, and ethics.

Throughout the course of this online religion - pre-pastoral degree program, students a solid foundation from which to understand the fundamentals of the Bible, Christianity, Christian theology and the Christian church.

Courses in this online pre-pastoral degree program cover a variety of topics, such as:

  • New Testament Orientation
  • Old Testament Orientation
  • Systematic Theology
  • Contemporary Evangelism
  • World Missions
  • Cross‐Cultural Evangelism & Church Planting
  • History of Christianity
  • Discipleship Ministries
  • Church Administration
  • Biblical Theology

As the world's largest evangelical university, Liberty University incorporates core Christian values into all of their degree offerings in order to provide all students a thorough academic and spiritually enriching program of study.

Graduates of this program will have developed the knowledge that is needed for succeeding in career opportunities, such as:

  • Associate Pastor
  • Church Education Administrator
  • Lay Leader
  • Missionary
  • Youth Pastor

Accreditation Information

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

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