Learn more about our Lutheran Lay Ministry Association!
The Lay Ministry major requires a double major in Theology and Lay Ministry.
What You’ll Learn in the Lay Ministry Program
Our program teaches you the skills you’ll need to:
- Work in a congregation under a pastor’s guidance and direction
- Respond to the spiritual needs of a congregation
- Assist in outreach ministry
- Teach religion to youth and adults
Career Choices in Lay Ministry
Our degree program prepares you to make spiritual contributions as:
- Parish nurses
- Youth directors
- Parish administrators
- Lay ministers
- Evangelism workers
- Senior ministry providers
Areas of Emphasis
The B.A. in Lay Ministry requires you to specialize in two areas of ministry to serve the church:
- Evangelism - outreach ministry leading people to Jesus Christ
- Missions - taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ across cultural boundaries
- Parish teaching - administering programs like vacation Bible school and Sunday School
- Youth ministry – using relational ministry to serve congregational youth programs
- Pre-deaconess/social ministry – develop skills in nurturing people with special needs
- Parish Music
- Parish Nursing
- Social Work
If you have earned a major in a field compatible with Lay Ministry, such as Parish Music, Parish Nursing, and Social Work, you can become certified after completing the Lay Ministry minor.
The curriculum for the B.A. in Lay Ministry includes Theology major coursework as well as classes in interpersonal communications and writing and delivering devotional messages.
For More Information
For additional information on the B.A. degree in Lay Ministry program, please contact:
Dr. John W. Oberdeck
Director for Lay Ministry
Office Location: Luther 114