General Information

Concordia’s Mission Statement

Concordia is a Christian University preparing leaders for the transformation of society.

Concordia’s Core Values

At Concordia the following five core values, values currently in action, inform and delineate our decisions and choices:

  • Christian
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Excellence
  • Community
  • Service

Concordia's Vision 2024

In the execution of its mission as informed by its core values, and its historic, active and ongoing relationship and partnership with the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Concordia University’s mission will be made real in the following core themes:

Core Themes

  • Lutheran
    Concordia engages diverse perspectives in an environment of open discourse and academic freedom while bringing a distinctive voice and lens, rooted in the Christian faith, Lutheran understanding and heritage, and liberal arts tradition.

  • Rigorous
    Concordia’s programs prepare students for meaningful vocations through intellectually challenging academic engagement, research and global preparedness.

  • Servant Leaders
    Concordia creates an environment in which individuals are transformed, becoming servant-leaders who are agents of positive change, through ethical, humble and rigorous leadership, with and for their communities and around the world.