Why a Lutheran Education?

A life of purpose and passion

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We’re here to help you develop your talents to serve the world.

At Concordia University – Portland we create a caring and supportive environment, welcoming to students of any faith. Students have the freedom to ask, explore, and learn. Students are encouraged to develop their passion and use their talents to serve the world.

Our Lutheran education heritage encourages the curious mind, helping students learn to apply new knowledge, develop independent thoughts, and wrestle with complex issues while embracing cultural differences. A Lutheran education provides the analytical foundation needed to be successful in today’s global environment.

Be part of something bigger

Concordia students are supported, challenged, and empowered within a community grounded in the love of Christ. Our goal is to help students discern God’s calling in their lives, ultimately leading them to their passion. Students learn to think with purpose — always considering the needs of the communities they serve. Graduates become responsible leaders, thoughtful stewards, and well-rounded citizens.

Putting Luther’s theories into practice

Inside Lutheran universities is the intellectual process that defines the best academic experiences. Luther was a professor himself, as well as an Augustinian friar. His intellectual work, in combination with his religious beliefs, led to the key principles that make up the backbone of Lutheran education. These include:

  • Learning to question
  • Embracing science and leveraging technology for good
  • Discovering the gifts God has given you and sharing them in service to others
  • A rigorous education for all

Concordia provides the perfect environment for exploring your God-given talents and passions, and unearthing your potential.






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