Institutes & Outreach

As a mission-focused institution, we serve our church and communities through multiple programs, institutes and development.


Early Childhood Conference

Early Childhood Conference for birth-3rd grade educators and caregivers

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Institute for Religious Education

The Institute for Religious Education (IRE) exists for the purpose of enhancing the intentionality and effectiveness of Christian educational efforts in the church and school.

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Plum Creek Literacy Festival

The award-winning Plum Creek Literacy Festival, founded in 1996, seeks to encourage a love of reading, writing and books by bringing nationally renowned authors and illustrators to Nebraska.

Learn about the festival

Center for Liturgical Art

The Center for Liturgical Art was established as an institute of Concordia University, Nebraska to create art for worship and witness, while advocating for visual arts in Christian life and practice. Through internships and volunteer opportunities, you can join a group of artists who share the importance of ecclesiastical art and the impact it has on our lives as Christians.

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