Academics

Church Work Programs

Concordia University Chicago is highly regarded among The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod congregations nationwide for the contribution of its students, graduates and faculty members to congregational life.

Church professional students share their Christian faith and make a positive difference in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds, in a variety of rural and urban settings. Consider this if you are ‘Called’ to become part of this tradition of faithful service:

Concordia University Chicago offers the following Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod church professional programs:

High-quality academic instruction and an array of internship and service possibilities in the Chicagoland area equip church professionals with the tools they need to be effective in their future ministries. You will become part of a community committed to the intellectual and spiritual growth of each member.

 

COLLOQUY

Men and women of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod who have graduated from a school other than one of the colleges or universities of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and are interested in becoming certified by the synod for status as a Minister of Religion, Commissioned, may pursue the Teacher, DCE, or Deaconess Colloquy Program. For further information contact the Director/Coordinator of each program.

Teacher Colloquy

Mark A. Waldron
Phone: (708) 209-3031
Fax: (708) 209-3079
Email: Mark.Waldron@CUChicago.edu

DCE Colloquy

Dr. Debbie Arfsten
Phone: (708) 209-3604
Fax: (708) 209-3246
Email: Debra.Arfsten@CUChicago.edu

Deaconess Colloquy

Jennie Asher
Phone: 708.209.3136
Fax: (708) 209-3176
Email: Jennie.Asher@CUChicago.edu 

Director of Parish Music Colloquy

Steven Wente
Phone: (708) 209-3069 
Email: Steven.Wente@CUChicago.edu                             

Tuition for colloquy theology courses taken on campus at Concordia-Chicago will be billed at the current Undergraduate rate per credit hour.  For questions about the Colloquy program please contact Mark Waldron at (708) 209-3031.  Inquires about tuition should be made to the Student Business Services office at (708) 209-3241. 

*If a colloquy candidate is an employee of an LCMS organization, they may be eligible for the Concordia Supplemental Church Professional Award (CSCPA). Once completed, the application should be submitted ot the Financial Aid Office

Theology requirements for Teacher, DCE and DPM Colloquy programs can be completed online. Inquire at www.cuenet.edu.