Degree. Certification. Online.
The Christian Education Leadership Degree (CEL) and Director of Christian Education (DCE) Certificate is an online program suitable for students already working in a relevant ministry position in a church or church-related context. It is aimed at enhancing your leadership skills to prepare for a career certified by the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS). Start your journey with us by earning a bachelor’s, or complement an existing degree with a second BA and DCE certificate. Upon completion of the entire program, you will have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education Leadership and be eligible for DCE Certification.
This program draws upon rich theological traditions to explore the interface between leadership, culture and theology. Learning from professors who are well-respected throughout the Concordia University System, the DCE program will help nurture your personal, spiritual and professional growth. After completing your degree and internship requirements, you will be eligible to receive a call to serve an LCMS church as a DCE.