Bi-Monthly Missions Program
Concordia College + New York
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me... to proclaim good news to the poor… to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor. [Luke 4:18-19]
With these words of our Lord, we have inaugurated our Bi-Monthly Missions Program for 2017. Every other month, a specific charity will be chosen to receive collected free-will offerings as a measure of our commitment to help ease the burden of the poor and oppressed, and to further engage the world around us with the Gospel of Hope. .
Concordia College-New York has been chosen as the Bi-Monthly Mission for July+August 2017.
To find an educational institution thriving after over 130 years is a testament to more than physical survival. It is a testament to the people -faculty, staff, students, and parents—who through faith, fellowship, perseverance, and just plain hard work - constantly renewed the vision of this unique College. After a couple of false starts—first in Lower Manhattan and again in nearby Hawthorne, Concordia joined its future with that of a developing suburb, Bronxville. Here it took root, through wars, the Great Depression, and changing religious and societal values. Here it flourishes today.
Patterned originally on the German gymnasium educational model of four years of high school and two of college, Concordia evolved in the 1930s into a separate high school/prep school and a two-year junior college. Then some 40 years ago, Concordia realized a long-standing dream and became a four-year college. Graduates of all three iterations of Concordia continue to be loyal alumni today.
Concordia has a proud heritage, a glimpse of which you will find when you visit campus, speak with our students and faculty, and explore the pages of our website. But most important today are the people whose shared vision propels us toward a future filled with promise. We take assurance in the fact that the God of ages, who has been with us from the beginning, will be with us for the years to come.
Love Lutheran Church is proud to join with Concordia College-New York as it seeks to be true to its Mission Statement: to engage and nurture a diverse student body in a Christ –centered, value-oriented, liberal arts education for lives of service to Church and community.