LCU Mission Department Vision

Globally Aware, Socially Active, Spiritually Sensitive

  • Learn tools for responsibly interpreting and teaching Scripture.
  • Learn incarnational and holistic principles crucial for cross-cultural ministry.
  • Intern with experienced leaders and missionaries in local and cross-cultural ministry roles and contexts.
  • Develop skills to identify our own cultural lenses and to effectively understand and communicate in multi-cultural contexts.
  • Learn from professors who are actively engaged in missions.
  • Gain knowledge of and connections with organizations and resources for missions opportunities around the world.
  • Develop relationships with professors and peers that will last a lifetime.

Mission Department Values

  • We value relationship with God, demonstrated through Jesus and enabled by the Holy Spirit
  • We value the Word of God as both an instrument of understanding and knowing as well as an instrument of being understood and being known (Heb. 4:12)
  • We value the Church as God's community of believers sent into a world of unbelief as instruments of God (Rev. 1:5-6)
  • We value academics as a doorway into knowing the King of the people (Eph. 1:17-19)
  • We value spiritual disciplines as a doorway into being kingdom people in this world (Eph. 3:16-19)
  • We value mission/ministry as a doorway into participating in kingdom endeavors around the world (Heb. 12:1)
  • We value the kingdom of God on earth as well as in heaven!

Mission Department Goals

  • Practical and relational classes built around conversation and not just lectures
  • Student/teacher relationship development inside and outside class
  • Shared experience both locally and globally
  • Globally Aware - Local and foreign mission point visits
  • Socially Active - International Justice Mission (IJM) Chapter, social activism
  • Spiritually Sensitive - A journey of faith, prayer, fasting and simplicity together

View Bachelor of Arts in Missions degree plan in University Catalog

View Missions minor degree plan in University Catalog