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Theological Studies: Christian Education Leadership Major

Christ College

The Theological Studies: Christian Education Leadership major at Concordia University Irvine is for students who are interested in a full-time church ministry role such as Director of Christian Education (DCE), youth group leader, camp director or serving as a missionary nationally or internationally. You will have the opportunity to be mentored in your area of study and gain first-hand experience through extensive fieldwork as you serve in a variety of local churches.

Concordia’s Christian Education Leadership program resides in Christ College which ensures a strong theological foundation and courses that are taught through the lens of family ministry and cross-generational ministry.

Field Work

Students connect with local churches to observe and engage with a variety of ministry contexts and experiences. They are assigned to a local church and participate under the supervision of a ministry mentor. Students practice and grow in their leadership skills in order to become better prepared for lifelong service in the church.


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