OLu Missions engages students in service through outreach and combining on-campus ministries with coursework. A unique blend of local engagement, international and domestic partnership, and in class learning creates a rich environment for students to share, demonstrate, and experience Christ’s love.
Missions trips offer opportunities to share and experience Christ’s love via construction projects, disaster relief, elderly care, tutoring, children’s clinics, and much more. Since its inception in 2000, the OLu Missions program has served over 400,000 hours in more than twenty countries and 6 states. All students are strongly encouraged to participate in a Missions trip beginning in their freshman year, as there are no prerequisites or prior experience needed.
In addition to going on Mission trips, students may also choose to enroll in the Missions Class, which is an elective course and is offered in addition to the Theology courses that are a required part of the OLu curriculum. Each course studies the mission mandate of Jesus Christ, how Christians are implementing it today, as well as how students can actively and joyfully serve throughout their lives.
There are also multiple opportunities to serve locally through the OLu Missions Local Engagement program. Local Engagement projects are open to current students, their parents, and OLu alumni unless otherwise specified.