Concordia Mission and Service Trips provide the opportunity for students to show God’s loving mercy to people around the world. These trips typically take place in the summer and vary in both location and purpose. CUI students have served on every continent (except Antarctica!) and have helped to bring relief to those in need. Students are also able to use these opportunities to see the world, step into new experiences, and to share the Gospel with people from other nations.
Mission/Service Trips Additional Details
The missions team from abbey west has collaborated with the Office of Global Programs to provide numerous opportunities for students seeking to go to all peoples and serve in foreign countries this summer.
Uganda Mission Team
May 18 – June 6
Eight Concordia students will be led by Dana Burkey, Global Programs Staff and alumni, Benjamin Bolognini to Uganda and Kenya. The team will partner with the ministry and work at Mirembe Cottage that provides vocational training for orphaned street girls in Jinja, Uganda. They will build relationships with the street girls and learn about how Christians are using their vocational training to serve, educate, and develop the community in their cultural context. Their time in Kisumu, Kenya will continue Concordia’s relationship with the church and non-profit organization—FIKISHA, at a local school.
China: Service-Learning Trips
July 5 - August 5
Buena Vista Concordia International school (BCIS) in Shenzhen, China will host 12 Concordia graduates along with team leaders Professor Adam Lee and Dr.Kent Schlichtemeier. Shenzhen is a large city across from the Hong Kong Border and currently is home to several Concordia University Irvine alumni who teach in the city. Concordia graduates will teach various subjects with an interactive approach to teach English for grades 1 to 8 in the English Summer Camp.
July 11 - August 11
Dr. John Norton and Dr. Jeff Mallinson will lead a a team of 15 graduates to teach at two campuses for summer English camp programs in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province and Guiyang, Guizhou Province. The team will learn about the Chinese culture, gain experience teaching English as a Foreign Language, and build relationships with students and teachers at both schools.