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Director of Family Life Ministries, DFLM

Learn more about this professional church work vocation

DFLMs work to nurture the church’s families and family life according to the Holy Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions. Trained in family life studies including the biblical theology of marriage, sexuality, ethics and parenting, they support pastors by working within congregations to strengthen and equip Christian homes to live and serve God and their neighbors.

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Currently, only one institution offers a DFLM program. Learn more about the unique Family Life Ministry program out of Concordia University Ann Arbor.

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 Ann Arbor

Overview — 2024-25 academic year

  • Tuition: $10,270 (after institutional financial aid discounts)
  • Room and Board: $12,800 (for basic, complete plan—variations are available)
  • Fees: $400
  • Contact: Kyle Thoms | | 734-995-7319

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