Serving the community

Concordia University Wisconsin students serve local and global communities in many ways. In 2016-17 CUW students reported performing 11,391 service hours!

Here's a breakdown of our many efforts to share God's love in Christ:

Campus Ministry

Hundreds of CUW students participate in 15+ student-led ministries that reach into our community to visit the elderly, feed the homeless, share the Gospel at youth lock-ins, lead worship and perform Christ-centered skits at churches and schools, minister to prisoners, and help build homes.

Mission Trips

Each Spring Break, our two main campuses (Mequon, WI and Ann Arbor, MI) work together to launch three mission trips. In recent years we have settled on two U.S. trips and one international trip. In 2017, 9 CUW students flew to Guatemala to build a house, 14 CUW students traveled to Appalachia to repair houses, and 24 CUW students journeyed to New Orleans to clean-up and repair properties in the Crescent City. The same three destinations are scheduled for Spring Break 2018.

Comfort Dog Ministry

Several CUW students work with David Enters (Director of Health Services) and our very own comfort dog, ZOEY, to bring comfort and healing to people at CUW, in the local community, and throughout the United States.

Community Partners

Last year CUW students performed all kinds of service in connection with the following community partners:  Blessed Again Resale Shop, Blood Center of Wisconsin, Feeding America, Habitat for Humanity, HOPE Christian Schools, Hunger Task Force, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Lakefront Marathon, LUMIN schools, Mel's Run, Mequon Nature Preserve, Milwaukee Rescue Mission, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church and School, Newcastle Place, Place of Refuge, Portal, Inc., Running Rebels, St. Martini Lutheran Church and School, Salvation Army, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Special Olympics, and Symphony of Glendale Nursing Home.

Special Events

Each year our School of Nursing hosts two Respite events where CUW volunteers spend a day with disabled children in order to give their parents a break for a few hours. Our OT, PT, and Pharmacy students engage in many free clinics and educational sessions throughout the year.