Christ College (CCI)

CCI 103   Introduction to Ministry   1 Unit

This course will explore Christian vocations including the possibility of full-time professional church work in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as pastor, deaconess, teacher, director of Christian education, or director of parish music and examine these positions 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 111   Seminar in Pastoral Ministry   0.5 Units

This seminar course is for students pursuing the vocation of pastor in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Participants will explore areas of interest and concern that pertain specifically to pastors. The role of pastors will be examined in the context of the church-at-large and the local congregation. The professional and personal growth and formation of the future pastor will be described and fostered. Students in the Pre-Seminary program must take one (1) seminar course per year, normally in the semester they are not taking CCI 103 or CCI 305. Repeatable. Prerequisite: Program acceptance or consent of instructor.

CCI 112   Seminar in DCE Ministry   0.5 Units

This seminar course is for students pursuing the vocation of Director of Christian Education (DCE) in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Participants will explore areas of interest and concern that pertain specifically to DCEs. The role of DCEs will be examined in the context of the church-at-large and the local congregation. The professional and personal growth and formation of the future DCE will be described and fostered. Students in the DCE program must take one (1) seminar course per year, normally in the semester they are not taking CCI 103 or CCI 305. Repeatable. Prerequisite: Program acceptance or consent of instructor.

CCI 113   Seminar in Teaching Ministry   0.5 Units

This seminar course is for students pursuing the vocation of teacher in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Participants will explore areas of interest and concern that pertain specifically to teachers. The role of Lutheran teachers will be examined in the context of the church-at-large and the local congregation. The professional and personal growth and formation of the future Lutheran teacher will be described and fostered. Students in the Lutheran teaching program must take one (1) seminar course per year, normally in the semester they are not taking CCI 103 or CCI 305. Repeatable. Prerequisite: Program acceptance or consent of instructor.

CCI 117   Seminar in Parish Music   0.5 Units

This seminar course is for students pursuing the vocation of Director of Parish Music (DPM) in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Participants will explore areas of interest and concern that pertain specifically to DPMs. The role of DPM will be examined in the context of the church-at-large and the local congregation. The professional and personal growth and formation of the future DPM will be described and fostered. Students in the DPM program must take one (1) seminar course per year, normally in the semester they are not taking CCI 103 or CCI 305. Repeatable. Prerequisite: Program acceptance or consent of instructor.

CCI 118   Seminar in Deaconess Ministry   0.5 Units

This seminar course is for students pursuing the vocation of deaconess in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Participants will explore areas of interest and concern that pertain specifically to deaconesses. The role of deaconess will be examined in the context of the church-at-large and the local congregation. The professional and personal growth and formation of the future deaconess will be described and fostered. Students in the deaconess program must take one (1) seminar course per year, normally in the semester they are not taking CCI 103 or CCI 305. Repeatable. Prerequisite: Program acceptance or consent of instructor.

CCI 305   Called to Teach the Faith   3 Units

All Christian ministers teach the faith in their various callings. This course will equip future ministers to properly apply Law and Gospel in a variety of educational contexts, to theologically evaluate curricula, and to participate in effective faith formation. Students are personally and professionally prepared for full-time ministry through topics such as the local and national church, the call process, Christian professionalism and ethics, and through spiritual and personal health. This class will also address income tax, social security, and financial planning for called ministers. Prerequisite: Acceptance into an LCMS church vocations program; completion of THL 371 or consent of the instructor.

CCI 390   Practicum: Classical Academy   1-3 Units

CCI 391   Practicum: Church Music   0.5 Units

This is a supervised experience in leadership of campus worship music or preliminary field work in a Christian congregation. Taken in .5 unit increments.

CCI 403   The Role of the Christian Professional   1 Unit

This course will prepare students for lives as full-time church work professionals through the study of topics that will enhance the personal and professional lives of the future church work professional: developing a family budget; 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. Prerequisite: Program acceptance or consent of instructor.

CCI 491   Senior Fieldwork in Church Music I   3 Units

This is an extended supervised field work course in musical leadership in a Christian congregation. Prerequisites: Fingerprint clearance and approval of the DPM program director.

CCI 492   Senior Fieldwork in Church Music II   3 Units

A continuation of CCI 491. Prerequisites: CCI 491 and approval of DPM director.