Director of Music

Director of Church Ministries, DCM

Learn more about this professional church work vocation

DCMs serve congregations and support their pastors by leading various ministries in a congregation, such as Bible Studies and community outreach. Many function as the Youth Director at their congregation.



Currently, only one institution offers a DCM program. Learn more about the unique Director of Church Ministries program out of Concordia University Wisconsin.

Note: The following undergraduate information has been provided by each of the universities. Total costs will vary based on a variety of factors. Admissions staff at each Concordia will work to help you find grant and scholarship opportunities to assist you in pursuing church work education. Contact the Concordia admissions staff listed below.


Concordia University Wisconsin

Overview — 2023-24 academic year

  • Tuition: $11,750 (after institutional financial aid discounts)
  • Room and Board: $12,700 (for basic, complete plan—variations are available)
  • Fees: $400
  • Contact: Jeff Frosch | | 512-420-3343

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