For more than 150 years, Concordia University Chicago has provided professional workers for the schools, congregations and other agencies of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. While the context for preparing workers has changed, as have the particular skills and abilities needed by these entities within the Church, the one constant that has remained is a dedication to the integrity of the Divine Call and securing the same for those qualified graduates of this institution.
The Synodical Placement Application is the means by which we record your willingness to enter into the service of the Church. All required forms and instructions are available below. If you have any questions along the way, please contact the Synodical Placement Office at 708-209-3604 or crfplacement@CUChicago.edu.
Synodical Placement Applications
(For instructions see Professional Church Workers booklet)
- Deaconess (Word)
- Director of Christian Education (Word)
- Director of Parish Music (Word)
- Lutheran Teacher Education (Word)
Booklets and Articles
- Professional Church Workers - booklet (PDF)
- LCMS Taxes and Ministers - booklet (PDF)
- The Call of the Will of God - article (PDF)
*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 to the Financial Aid Office.
The Office of Synodical Placement
Christopher Center 381
Dr. Debbie Arfsten, Director