What We Believe
As a community grounded in the Lutheran faith tradition, Concordia University Irvine believes everyone can freely share in the fellowship of ideas that results from Christian faith and dynamic engagement with the community, the environment, and the world. An academic community founded on Lutheran beliefs, CUI is committed to these biblical ideas that shape our lives together. Our commitment to grace and faith opens doors to thoughtful dialogue about what it means to follow Christ.
Preparing wise, honorable, and cultivated citizens
Concordia University Irvine hopes to prepare students to live as people whose Christian freedom inspires and enables service to others. We foster an intellectual pursuit of that which is true, a moral commitment to that which is good, and an aesthetic appreciation of that which is beautiful.
CUI is dedicated not only to teaching certain subjects but to shaping a coherent and comprehensive view of the world, humanity, and the God who created and redeemed both. It’s this faithfulness to our mission and heritage that makes Concordia graduates wise, honorable, and cultivated citizens—citizens prepared to serve God’s world and proclaim God’s word. Our Lutheran tradition fosters an environment of inclusiveness for all. Concordia is for anyone who believes they’ve been called by Christ, allowing them the freedom to interpret and come to their own conclusions.
Making disciples of a new generation
Concordia University Irvine provides an active and thriving campus ministry with many different choices and styles of worship. With both contemporary and traditional daily chapel services, Bible studies, and mission projects, there’s something for everyone. We’re all about getting to know Jesus through authentic worship, study, and service by offering a dozen small groups to study God’s Word and reaching out to serve in places like the Gulf Coast, Mexico, Guatemala, and Hungary. Come grow with us and discover an exciting community of college students who are connected in Christ.