As a Theology elective course, the Missions Class is in addition to (not a substitute for) the required Theology 1-4 courses and is on a four-year course curriculum rotation. This enables students to enroll multiple times while learning new content each year and also gaining additional course credit. The course topics are:
Social Justice and Ecological Responsibility
Cultural Intelligence and Global Communication
Poverty Alleviation and Community Development
The purpose of these courses is to explore the mission mandate of Jesus Christ and how Christians are implementing it today, as well as to equip students to actively and joyfully participate in the Christian mission.
Each Missions Class session falls into one of four categories, which are explained below.
19-20 Course Topic: Social Justice and Ecological Responsibility (1 unit, grades 9-12)
Social Justice and Ecological Responsibility is part of a larger four-year curriculum designed as a theoretical and practical introduction to the nature and implications of Christian mission. The content for this particular course emphasizes the effects of original sin on all facets of social life (economic, political, historical, cultural, spiritual, legislative, ecological, etc.), as well as God's redemptive work to restore His kingdom and His call for us to participate.
Activity Days consist of planning, organizing, and preparing for Missions program activities, trips, and other events in task-specific teams.
Inreach - Responsible for Missions Program and Missions Class care and community.
Outreach - Responsible for all on-campus outreach programs, helping plan and organize local service events, planning Missions program fundraising events, and organizing advertising at all school-sponsored events.
Chapel - Responsible for planning and organizing multiple chapel services throughout the year that highlight the Kingdom of God through Missions.
Publicity - Responsible for publicizing missions events through announcements, writing, art, and graphic design.
Storytelling - Responsible for telling the story of what God is doing through social media, monthly e-newsletter, and blogging.
Worship - Responsible for planning opportunities to worship through music on trips, in Missions Class, and in Chapel/Daily Gathering.
Drama & Public Speaking - Responsible for creating and rehearsing dramas for Missions presentations on campus, in the local community, and on mission trips.
Ecology - Responsible for raising awareness of recycling and other ecological responsibilities on campus.
Prayer Team - Responsible for planning Prayer Days for the Missions Class and guiding peers in prayer-life growth.
The Missions Program helps students understand and live out the Gospel each and every day in whatever situation they find themselves. It helps students move from head knowledge to heart knowledge to action.
- Todd Moritz, Former CEO
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Who We Are
Founded in 1973, Orange Lutheran High School is a comprehensive private Christian co-educational college preparatory high school, grades 9-12, that exists to help students internalize the gospel message of salvation in Christ Jesus. The culture and climate of Orange Lutheran are based on caring relationships that strengthen our community as a Lancer Family. High standards of excellence coupled with a warm, energetic atmosphere create a safe, nurturing environment where students can thrive, as they discover and develop their unique gifts, talents, and passions.