Christ College Course Descriptions
CCI 001-008: Seminar in Ministry
Students are required to register for seminars during the semesters they are not taking a
CCI course (103, 203, 303 or 403). Specific seminars will be held for each church work
vocation (pre-seminary, DCE, teacher, parish music or pre-deaconess) exploring areas
of interest and concerns that pertain specifically to the ministerial vocation students are
CCI 103: Introduction to Ministry
This course explores Christian vocations including the different possibilities for fulltime
professional church work in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. The role
of pastors, teachers, directors of Christian education and directors of parish music
will be examined in the context of the church-at-large and local congregations. The
professional and personal growth and formation of the future church worker will be
described and fostered.
CCI 203: Church Polity and Organizational Structure
This course will explore the history of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and
how that history has affected the structure and governance of the church. The polity of
the synod in relation to its congregations will be studied so that students will view the
structure of synod, including its congregations, circuits, districts and national office, as
a system that enables the church to carry out its mission effectively.
CCI 303: Teaching the Faith
This course explores the proper distinction of Law and Gospel and its application in
Christian education and ministry. Faith development and classroom management will
be considered as applications of Law and Gospel. Creation and evaluation of curricula,
Bible studies and other materials will also be seen as applications of Law and Gospel.
CCI 403: The Role of the Christian Professional
This course will prepare students for their lives as full-time church work professionals.
The following topics will enhance the personal and professional lives of the future
church work professional: developing a family budget; the personal and spiritual life
of the called worker; the call process; income tax and social security; retirement and
investment planning; and Christian professionalism and ethics.