Lutheran Core Theme
One of the core values of Concordia University is “Lutheran.” From administration and faculty to staff and students we embrace the best parts of being a Lutheran institution. This core value is actively lived out in these ways:
- Celebrating the new life we have in Jesus Christ
- Recognizing that we are all sinners in need of grace
- Helping others through our diverse vocations
- Honoring God’s word as truth
- Pursuing a deeper understanding of God’s calling in our lives
Living Lutheranism at Concordia University
Each student, faculty member, and staff person has the opportunity to grow in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ every day. There are foundational beliefs and actions undergirding the core Theme of “Lutheran.”
- I live believing that only by God’s grace am I His child.
- I live believing that faith in Jesus is sufficient; I don’t have to make it up to God.
- the Bible is not a rule book, but a letter from God revealing His love to me through His Son, Jesus.
- believing that God lives with us through the most common things in our lives – our parents, our friends, our teachers, our children, our students, our government, our courts.
- I see my student or professional life as a divine calling for this moment in time.
- I see the search for truth in all disciplines as a God-pleasing and inspired effort.
- that whatever God does through me, I do to the best of my God-given ability.
- through education we rigorously seek to develop our talents as able tools of God to serve in any future role.
- Christ serves through me, using me as His instrument, and is ultimately the reason for my service.
- that we act in the world with hospitality grounded in Christ’s love.
- God often gathers me to worship with His people to hear His Word and receive His gifts.
- that God’s means of serving and saving the world through His people not only involves joy and pleasure but often involves suffering and struggle.
- loving someone unconditionally is not the same as affirming all they do and say.
- I see Jesus in my students who learn.
- when I teach I am the embodiment of Christ to my students