As the Great Commission University CUI is dedicated to providing a wide variety of mission and service experiences for students to participate in. There is a trip offering for every level of student, from those who don't have passports, but would like to participate in a domestic mission experience, to those who have passports, who would like to participate in something that is not a high commitment, to trip opportunities for those who'd like to experience something longer in length whether they have had previous experience or not. There is also a variety of ways in which students can participate whether that is swinging a hammer to build a house for a needy family, to playing simple games with kids, engaging in health screenings, to teaching and sharing Bible stories with children.
Office #: (949) 214-3113
If you are looking to take a trip that is at least a week in length or longer, you will need to sign-up and take THL 395 – “Preparing for Mission and Service.” The class is a hybrid one unit class (two face-to-face sessions and the rest are online) that helps to better prepare students for a longer mission experience. You must have a current passport to apply for a trip.
Tijuana, Mexico Mission Trip
Mission Org: Lutheran Border Concerns
Summary of Service: The main focus of the trip will be to build a simple 10X10 house for a needy family in Tijuana. Trip participants will also get the chance to experience local culture, and participate in a Sunday morning worship service.
Navajo, New Mexico Mission Trip
Mission Org: Lutheran Indian Ministry
Summary of Service: The team will be spending the week learning about Navajo culture (ex: the people of the church and community, spending time at cultural sites, etc.), challenges for mission/ministry in that culture, and working mainly with the children in the community through community and spiritual programming at the church.
Hungary Mission Trip
Mission Org: Györ, Hungary Lutheran School
Summary of Service: The team will conduct two week-long English camps for junior high and high school students with the intention of strengthening their Christian faith or introducing them to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Camps will consist of English, sports, crafts, music, Bible studies, city-wide scavenger hunts, disco dances, big group games, and much more.