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Christian Ministry

Bachelor of Arts


This program is designed to prepare students for service in a ministry setting (with an option for certification as a Director of Christian Education or Outreach for LCMS students). Students will gain an understanding of Christian and Lutheran doctrine, beliefs, teachings, history, practices, ethics, church organization and strategy, vocation, and outreach. Upon completion of this program, students will recognize their personal identity in Christ, the broader ministry of the Gospel, and their philosophy of ministry.



On Campus

The program takes an all-encompassing approach to your academic and spiritual wellbeing. You’ll feel prepared for any ministry setting after completing the degree.

CSP’s Church Ministry degree is the first stepping stone on the path towards serving in a ministry role. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to step into the role of your choosing such as worship ministry, missions work, pastoring, and more. Concordia also offers two additional certification options: Director of Christian Education or Outreach for LCMS students.

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Program Details

Explore the Gospel, fully realize your personal identity in Christ, and formulate your philosophy on ministry. Dive deeper into what it means to be a servant leader, and become an effective leader in ministry.

A Christian Ministry degree from CSP lets students explore all aspects of faith ministry, while being grounded in Lutheran doctrine and teachings. Courses cover theology, history, church practices, strategy in leadership, outreach, and more.

Upon graduating from Concordia with a Christian ministry degree, students are fully equipped to serve in the Church. Certification options as Director of Christian Education or Outreach for LCMS students are also available and encouraged for graduates.

Popular roles for graduates from the program include youth ministry, education, church leadership and administration, ministry support, and more.

Meet Our Faculty

Our world-class faculty use their decades of experience to nurture your success from the first day of class all the way to graduation— and beyond.

Rev. Dr. Mark Koschmann

Associate Vice President of Faith and Ministry & Chair of the Department of Theology & Ministry

Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing

Professor of Theology & Ministry, Director of The Center for Biblical Studies

Rev. Dr. Samuel Deressa

Assistant Professor of Theology and the Global South and Fiechtner Chair for Christian Outreach, Director of DCO Program

Career Support

The support system you’ll enjoy at CSP continues far past the day you receive your diploma. Our Office of Career Development helps students and alumni find meaningful work through job & internship assistance, networking opportunities, interview prep, and much more.