Director of Church Ministries Minor for Parish Music Major (M)
Students who fulfill a major in a field compatible with church ministries, such as parish music, and who wish to be certified through The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod as a Director of Church Ministries, may be certified after completing the Church Ministries Minor for Related Majors. This program equips men and women to serve as a Director of Church Ministries (DCM) in congregations where the church worker solicits, trains and deploys lay people within the congregation to serve in a variety of service capacities.
Because of the nature of this work, all church ministries students must demonstrate good human relations skills and a life of Christian example. Graduates may be solemnly called to positions in congregations or recognized service organizations of the church, and may be eligible to be rostered in The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod with the designation “Minister of Religion Commissioned – Director of Church Ministries (DCM).” Concordia University Wisconsin is the only synod school at which this program is offered.
|Required Core Courses|
Any REL course with a number above 204
|REL 203||New Testament||3|
|REL 312||Office of the Professional Church Worker||3|
|REL 404||Lutheran Confessions||3|
|REL 420||Church Ministries Internship (or a comparable internship from major - agreed upon by all program directors)||3|
|REL 229||Religious Education of Youth and Adults||3|
|or REL 227||Youth Ministry: Theology and Practice|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Faith and Culture|
|Religion in America Today|
|REL 311||Church in Mission (or REL XXX - any mission or evangelism)||3|
|REL XXX (any upper level Bible course)||3|
This major/minor is not permitted to share (overlap) any credits with the core curriculum, with a major, with a minor, or with a certificate per departmental policy unless otherwise specified in the curriculum.