Director of Church Ministries Minor with Related Majors (M)
Students who fulfill a major in a field compatible with church ministries, such as parish music, parish nursing, and social work, and who wish to be certified through The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod may be certified after completing the Church Ministries Minor with 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||3|
|Religious Education Course||3|
|Select one of the following:|
|Religious Education of Youth and Adults|
|Communicating Bible Messages|
|Teaching the Faith|
|REL 310||Religion in America Today||3|
|or REL 410||World Religions|
|REL XXX Theology Course in Outreach (i.e., evangelism, missions)||3|
|REL XXX Bible Course: any advanced OT or NT 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.