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Raising up new church workers:


While it has always been important for the church to be actively raising up new church workers, given the pressures against considering service the church as a pastor, teacher, DCE, DCO, DPM, DFLM, or deaconess, in our culture today, we now more than ever need resources to help us pro-actively encourage young people to consider a church work vocation.  The Church Work Recruitment and Retention Task Force created the videos below to help the local church and church workers to do just that.  These videos are perfect for use as a church announcement, in youth group, and the school classroom (elementary to high school). They can also be shared on social media.  Please consider how you might encourage the next generation of church workers and how these videos can help you do just that.

Become a Lutheran Church Worker

Become a Lutheran Church Worker

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Become a Lutheran Pastor

Become a Lutheran Teacher

Become a Lutheran DCE

Become a Lutheran Church Worker



Interested In Church Work? Choose A Concordia!


The Pacific Southwest District is home to Concordia University Irvine (CUI).  As a part of the Concordia University System (CUS), CUI is dedicated to the training of church workers for the LCMS.  CUI has one of the strongest faculty in the CUS as a part of Christ College, the school of theology, philosophy, biblical languages, and church vocations.  Christ College is home to church work programs for Pre-Seminary, Lutheran Teaching, Director of Christian Education (DCE), Pre-Deaconess, and Director of Parish Music (DPM). For more information Click Here


Students considering a career in church work should investigate the programs offered at CUI and other Concordias.  Additionally, students should inquire about the kinds of scholarships available and make sure to visit the campus of each Concordia they are considering in order to get a feeling for campus life.

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