Answering The Call

Our Promises of a Lutheran Education

At Concordia, it is the delivery of Our Promises of a Lutheran Education that makes our educational ministry distinctly relevant in God’s church and world.

We provide our students a Christ-centered community where guidance is given and grace is offered. It’s a community of inquiry where, understanding that all truth is God’s Truth, topics can be explored, questions asked and ideas exchanged in order to better understand His Creation. This community of inquiry allows and enables women and men to discover, pursue and realize the purpose that God is calling them to - as workers, employers, spouses, parents, neighbors, volunteers and more. Equipped here, they leave with the wisdom necessary to navigate the demands of this world while being a follower of Christ.

At Concordia, Our Promises of a Lutheran Education make us distinct through providing an educational ministry that still has a vital role to play in God’s church and world.

We provide our students a Christ-centered community where guidance is given and grace is offered. It’s a community of inquiry where, understanding that all truth is God’s Truth, topics can be explored, questions asked and ideas exchanged in order to better understand Creation. This community of inquiry allows and enables women and men to discover, pursue and realize the purpose that God is calling them to – as spouses, parents, children, employers, workers, servant volunteers and more. Equipped here, they leave with the wisdom necessary to navigate the demands of this world while being a follower of Christ.

Community. Inquiry. Purpose. Wisdom. These are Our Promises.

Everything Concordia has done since our doors opened has been in keeping with Our Promises. More than 23,000 alumni, equipped here to serve in God’s church and world, are realizing Our Promises again day after day as they serve in the vocations God has called them to. With His favor and by His provisions, tens of thousands more will follow in their footsteps, continuing this legacy of faithful service.

It is through the generous annual gifts of alumni and friends and the faithful gifts for endowments, scholarships and programs provided through estate plans that we are able to deliver Our Promises of a Lutheran Education today and tomorrow.

The Concordia Fund provides nearly $2.5 million annually in current spending for scholarships, academics and operations. These are essential funds which enable Concordia to keep our Christ-centered education affordable and accessible to all who seek it. Combined with the university’s endowment, which has surpassed $51 million, Concordia has important, consistent funding sources that enable us to provide financial aid to every single undergraduate student.

Through gifts to the Concordia Fund and planned gifts, faithful alumni and friends will be Answering The Call to equip men and women, both undergraduates and graduates, to learn, serve and lead in God’s church and world. They will affirm their support of Christ-centered higher education. They will attest to all that a Lutheran education is distinct and needed in today’s world.

Robyn Foye

Our Promises of a Lutheran Education

Community of Learners

All of Robyn Foye’s graduate classes were online, but she thrived in the community that is a large part of any Concordia student’s experience

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Shannon O'Brien

Our Promises of a Lutheran Education

Exploration and Inquiry

Shannon O’Brien ’18 found a different culture and an affirmation of her faith on a mission trip to Costa Rica

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Angie Steinbacher

Our Promises of a Lutheran Education

Serving a Higher Purpose

Angie Steinbacher ’17 helped create a recurring mission trip to Guatemala that allows Concordia students, faculty and staff the opportunity to share God’s light

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Will You Answer the Call?

God has called Concordia to be a leader in Lutheran, Christian higher education in this country, and you are an essential key to making that possible. Help us respond to our ever-changing world in ways that remain faithful to the never-changing Word of God.

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Science and Business

Building for the future

Prepare students through research, collaboration and internships to make an impact in science and business
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Agriculture

Cultivating a New Path

Develop stewards of God's resources in agricultural science who will lead family farms and make an impact as industry leaders, entrepreneurs and producers
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For the Church

Preparing the Next Generation

Equip students to serve as the hands and feet of Christ and be His witnesses through church work programs and mission trips
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