Concordia Experience


Spiritual Life Campus Ministry

“Living the Word of God, Loving all people in His name, Serving God’s children on campus, in our community, to the ends of the earth"

Under the guidance of the University pastor and University deaconess, a student president heads a team of young Christian leaders who coordinate the many exciting ministries connected with Concordia University Chicago.

We need you! Whether it’s leading a Bible study, serving the homeless, going on a mission trip to Guatemala, playing the guitar for a local youth group or just supporting others in need, students at Concordia-Chicago make a difference. The life of Christ in them is lived out in the life of the Church and the World around them.

Faith in action: CUC offers unique opportunities for our students to become the servant leaders of tomorrow.

Ways to get involved at Concordia-Chicago: 

Ministry to Concordia

Students leading students in learning, growing and serving the Lord. A student coordinator works with the Spiritual Life president to promote concerts, speakers, retreats, Bible studies, men’s, women’s and international student fellowship events, and other activities encouraging the spiritual life of our students. The coordinator also provides support to the student leaders of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), student-led prayer offices and Prayer and Praise teams.

Ministry to Chicago

CUC students serve those in need in the Chicago area. A student coordinator works with the Spiritual Life president in organizing service projects and outreach events in the Chicago area, including ministry to urban youth, prison literacy programs, nursing home ministry, and support for the homeless or developmentally disabled.

Ministry to the World

Raises awareness of global Christian issues and plans mission trips to those in need throughout the world bringing CUC to the ends of the earth, and the ends of the earth to CUC. With the assistance of the Spiritual Life president, a student leader promotes national and international servant trips, plans awareness events, schedules trips to mission conferences, communicates with missionaries around the world, and raises general awareness of world-missions on campus. 

Concordia Youth Ministry (CYM)

CUC students work with young people through lock-ins, concerts and retreats. Under the direction of a student coordinator, several teams of students meet weekly to prepare for ministry to junior and senior high youth in the local community and Midwest area.

Spiritual Life Resident Assistants:

Are residentially based leaders working to develop a residence hall environment conducive to residents’ spiritual growth. They are responsible for providing a ministry of presence, promotion, and peace and reconciliation among residence hall students.