Missions

Missions Trips

Christ First - Here and Abroad

Each year, hundreds of learners share God's love and His saving grace message of salvation through service to others. OLu Missions combines outreach, on-campus ministries, and coursework as learners choose to serve in a variety of ways, including construction projects, disaster relief, elderly care, and children's clinics. These experiences provide opportunities to learn techniques for effectively working across cultural, religious, and national boundaries while fostering positive mental health and well-being. The mission of Orange Lutheran is to help students internalize the Gospel message of salvation in Christ Jesus, and the Missions program offers a hands-on way to do so.

Since 2001, thousands of Lancers have served nearly half a million hours in over a dozen countries on six continents.

All dates and trips are subject to change.

Appalachia

Fall

Since 2009, OLu Missions has traveled to Eastern Kentucky to work with a community in the Appalachian region. Each year, we partner with Big Creek Missions in Bear Branch, Kentucky to help with the work and ministry they do year-round within the local counties. Our ministry projects include construction, ministering in homes for veterans, elderly, orphans and as well as disabled adults, working in food and clothing distribution centers, helping out in local public schools, and doing everything else we can to bless this community.

Upcoming Appalachia Trip Dates: November 18-26, 2019

Native American Reservation Trip (NART)

Fall & Spring

Twice each year, the OLu Missions Program partners with the Bishop Paiute Tribe and other organizations in and around Bishop, California for our Native American Reservation Trip (NART). Since 2012, we have been working towards restoring relationships between the Native community and the surrounding community, as well as with Christians. Our ministry projects provide an avenue for us to connect and build relationships with the people of the area and these projects include but are not limited to: construction, landscaping, gardening, working with the elderly, kids ministry, environmental projects, and homeless ministry. Participants on these trips may or may not have time with the Paiute but the work we do in the region, however menial it may seem to us, communicates the value we place on the qualities they value. Our care for the things that the Tribe cares for shows them the love that we have for them.

Upcoming NART Dates: 
  • Spring NART: March 28 - April 1, 2019
  • Fall NART: September 26-30, 2019

Asia

Spring

Over Spring Break, our Theology Department has partnered with the OLu Missions program to work in several countries throughout Asia. Some of those countries include Taiwan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Korea, and China, and the location changes each year. 

Summer 2020: Taiwan
Information coming soon!

Upcoming Taiwan Trip Dates: April 9-20, 2020

International

Summer

Each summer, OLu Missions partners with ministries, churches, individuals, and schools internationally to spread the gospel and deepen our relationships with Jesus Christ by doing His work. At this time, our program is continuing to foster relationships with organizations in Ethiopia, Australia, Romania, Brazil, and Argentina. As such, trips to these countries alternate each year.

Summer 2020: Romania
Information coming soon!

Upcoming Romania Trip Dates: June 1 - July 2, 2020 (subject to change)
OLu Missions may determine that additional trips are necessary throughout the year. 

Upcoming Trip: Houston, June 10-14, 2019
 

Mission Trip Sign-up & Financial Policy

To ensure your spot on a mission trip, you need to:
  • Fill out a permission slip here.
  • Turn in the non-refundable and non-transferrable deposit to the Missions Office
  • Provide a copy of your health insurance card (Appalachia participants only)
  • Attend all team meetings.
To request more information about Missions Trips, email missions@lhsoc.org.
 
Trip financial policy
  1. All trip donations are considered tax deductible unless a participant's name is found on the check or money order. Please include the participant's name on an envelope turned in with the payment or with another note attached.
  2. All deposits are non-refundable/non-transferable. All other donations are non-refundable but can be transferred to another trip. The exception to this is if we have already purchased items on your behalf.  In such an instance, the amount we have spent is not refundable or transferable.
  3. Recommended deposits:
      • $250 for domestic trips
      • $500 for international trips
  4. All trip donations will be applied to the oldest trip participated in first until that trip budget is satisfied before being applied to more recent trips

Find Us

2222 N. Santiago Blvd.
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 998-5151

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.