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.
Check out the various opportunities and dates below. For more information regarding the mission program or for specific information on a particular trip please contact:
Quinton Anderson, Lead Pastor
Office #: (949) 214-3111
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.
Fall Mexico Mission Trip
Dates: September 22, 2018 (Saturday)
Application Deadline: September 6, 2018
Trip Cost: $20
Leaders: Cliff Pawley and John Randall
Number of Possible Participants: 16
Mission Org:Lutheran Border Concerns Ministry / Leader: Rev. Ramon Contreras
Summary of Service: The Tijuana mission trip is a one day border crossing excursion that is only two hours south of Irvine. On this mission trip, we will be partnering up with Lutheran Border Concerns Ministries (LBCM) to engage in a VBS at an orphanage in Tijuana.
Spring Mexico Mission Trip
Dates: February 2-3, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday)
Application Deadline: December 7, 2018
Trip Cost: $30
Leaders: Cliff Pawley
Number of Possible Participants: 9
Mission Org: Lutheran Border Concerns Ministry / Leader: Rev. Ramon Contreras
Summary of Service: The main focus of this 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
Dates: May 6-13, 2019
Application Deadline: December 4, 2018
Trip Cost: TBD
Leaders: Jonathan Ruehs
Number of Possible Participants: 18
Mission Org: Lutheran Indian Ministry/ Leader: Rev. Tim Norton
Summary of Service: We will be working with Rev. Tim Norton’s mission church where we will get the chance to learn more about Navajo culture, challenges to gospel proclamation, spend time playing with neighborhood kids, host a Saturday morning mini-Vacation Bible School program, build relationships with the members of the community, and participate in Sunday morning worship.
Summer Japan Mission Trip
Dates: May 17-28(Mission Trip), July 20-30(Urawa group's visit to the U.S.)
Application Deadline: October 15, 2018
Trip Cost: $1500
Leaders: Julie Stiegemeyer and Cari Chittick
Proposed Participants: 2 (Education students)
Mission Org: Urawa Lutheran School / Leader: Michiko Ishii
Summary of Service: The goal is for two education students, one AIEP faculty member and one Christian Ed. faculty member to experience a Lutheran education setting in Japan with the opportunity to do some English teaching, lead a chapel, and spend time developing relationships with students who will be participating in the CUI summer study experience in July.