The Pre-Deaconess Studies program prepares you to serve as a deaconess in The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. A deaconess serves in a congregation, hospital, or other institution in local communities or foreign mission fields to bring merchy and human care to others. Pre-deaconess students at Concordia University, St. Paul continue their studies for deaconess certification at one of the seminaries.
The Pre-Deaconess Studies program prepares you to serve as a deaconess in The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. You may either begin the program at Concordia University, St. Paul and then transfer at the beginning of your junior year for continued preparation in the deaconess program at Concordia University, Chicago, or you can obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree from CSP and continue your preparation at Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) or Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne) to earn a Master of Arts degree and Deaconess certification.
As a pre-deaconess student at Concordia University, St. Paul, you will major in any subject of your choosing and complete the minor in Lutheran Theology. Your academic advisor will work with you to put together a plan of study that will prepare you for admission to the seminary and give you the tools you need to start your diaconal formation.