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Great Commission Showcase

Christ College

As part of the Great Commission Institute at Concordia University Irvine, the Great Commission Showcase follows the Great Commission as outlined in the Book of Matthew (28:16-20) where Jesus sends His disciples to actively engage in proclaiming the gospel of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ to all people, in all places (local and global) with the goal of bringing people to baptism, faith, and discipleship. Since “faith comes from hearing and hearing through the Word of Christ” (Romans 10:17), the Great Commission involves not just service, but the use of words. The annual event highlights students’ mission-minded service projects locally and abroad.

Participate in the Showcase

Concordia University Irvine’s Great Commission Showcase is open to all Christian undergraduate students who have participated in a university-sponsored mission project or short-term mission trip. The winner of the showcase receives a cash prize, and a matching reward for the non-profit ministry of their choosing.

Students who wish to participate in the Great Commission Showcase will secure a faculty member who is willing to mentor you through the Showcase experience. Working with that mentor, students will contact Professor Mark Siegert to express their interest.

A complete entry in the Showcase includes 3 components that will be judged by a panel comprised of university leadership:

  • A reflection paper of 3500-5500 words. The research paper includes cultural and economic factors about the field, anticipated challenges, and what the student learned about their own faith.
  • Participation in the Great Commission Showcase Poster Session
  • Finalists will give a 10-15 minute oral presentation
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