Christ First – Here and Abroad

Since 2000, thousands of Lancers have served nearly 400,000 hours in twenty countries on six continents. And each year, hundreds of learners have shared God’s love and His saving grace message of salvation through service to others. OLu Missions combines outreach and on-campus ministries with coursework as learners choose to serve in a variety of ways, including construction projects, disaster relief, elderly care, and children’s clinics. These experiences provide opportunities to learn techniques for effectively working across cultural, religious, and national boundaries while fostering positive mental health and well-being. The mission of Orange Lutheran is to help students internalize the Gospel message of salvation in Christ Jesus, and the Missions program offers a hands-on way to do so.

All dates and trips are subject to change.

How To Sign Up

To sign up for a Missions trip, you need to:

  • Fill out a permission slip here (current students complete the permission slip through ParentSquare)
  • Turn in the non-refundable and non-transferable deposit to the Missions Office
  • Attend all team meetings

To request more information about Missions Trips, email us at or call 714-998-5151.



Since 2009, we have partnered with Big Creek Missions in Bear Branch, KY in the Appalachian region to help with the ministry they do all year within the local counties. Our projects include construction, ministering to veterans, disabled adults, orphans, and more, doing everything we can to bless this community.


Twice a year, we partner with the Bishop Paiute Tribe and other groups in and around Bishop, CA. Since 2012, we have been working towards restoring relationships between the Native community and the surrounding area, as well as with Christians.


Each summer, we partner with ministries, churches, individuals, and schools internationally to spread the gospel and deepen our relationships with Christ by doing His work. We continually foster relationships with groups in Ethiopia, Australia, Romania, Brazil, Argentina, and other countries.


Over Spring Break, the OLu Theology Department partners with us to work in several countries throughout Asia. Some of those countries include Taiwan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Korea, and China, and the location changes each year.


Spring NART
March 23-27, 2023

Participants in the Spring Native American Reservation Trip (NART) to Bishop, CA serve in and around the Paiute Tribe community. We travel with circus-style tents, commercial-grade stoves, over 100 cots, power tools, and our own praise team. Students help the community meet the needs of its people and have opportunities to share their faith.

Primo Tapia, Mexico
April 21-24, 2023

A first-time trip to serve at an orphanage owned by an OLu family in Primo Tapia, Mexico. Students will be working with children and helping out around the facility. We will be staying at a residence on the property.

Czech Republic
July 3-19, 2023

First time trip partnering with Lutheran churches in CZ to lead English Vacation Bible School. Groups of five to six students and a chaperone will each partner with a local congregation. We will fly into Poland, and there will be a couple of days of sightseeing at the trip’s close.