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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 completing this program, students will recognize their personal identity in Christ, the broader ministry of the Gospel, and their philosophy of ministry.


Program Length

36 Credits (+16 for Certification)


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The program takes an all-encompassing approach to your academic and spiritual well-being. 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 toward 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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Career Paths

Data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

General Church Employment $ 37,960
Director $ 50,140
Clergy $ 58,920

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.


CSP graduates are leaders and trailblazers. Meet some of our alumni below and see how they’re shaping the world.

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.