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Hoping does not mean doing nothing… It is the opposite of desperate and panicky manipulations, of scurrying and worrying. And hoping is not dreaming. It is not spinning an illusion or fantasy to protect us from our boredom or our pain.

It means a confident, alert expectation that God will do what He said He will do. It is imagination put in the harness of faith. It is a willingness to let God do it His way and in His time.

Eugene Peterson
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction


Life can come at you hard. Often it leaves us grasping for hope.

For many, hope can seem elusive. A wish or a dream. But at Concordia University Irvine (CUI) we believe that our hope gives us a purpose and joy that reaches beyond the current moment. We desire to help our communities access information about this hope we have.

CUI Together offers links to free enriching, inspiring, and hopeful content for you to Connect, Watch, Listen, Learn, Read, and Browse at home.

If you would like to connect with a church in your neighborhood, we have created a map with links to partner churches near you.

If you would like to connect with a school in your neighborhood, we have created a map of partner schools that links to early childhood centers, grade schools, and high schools.

If you have found a HOPE rock we would love for you to tag us on social media with #MyHopeRock.

Churches of Hope

Schools of Hope

Contact Us

Bil Hood

Rev. Bil Hood
Director of External Relations
(949) 214-3189
[email protected]

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