Check out the annual activities going on at LCU. Visit LCU’s Google Calendar or News & Events page to learn of our upcoming events.
LCU’s Athletic Department exists to provide student athletes with an opportunity to grow in Christian character, servant leadership, and academic and athletic excellence. Visit our Red Lions website for upcoming events and sports schedules, so you can join fellow students and athletes in support of LCU’s athletic teams throughout the season.
Christmas in the Chapel
Christmas in the Chapel is an annual, original Christmas production by LCU’s Chorale that presents the true meaning of Christmas through drama and song. Try-outs for Chorale are at the beginning of the fall semester.
Each year, thousands of area residents return to LCU to see this performance and hear the Christmas story.
Focus is a student-led worship event that takes place on the LCU campus every other Wednesday night at 9:15 p.m. It is planned for and by students. It is a time that combines growth and study with fellowship and community.
Reach is a student-led prayer service that meets in the Timothy Center prayer room on Wednesday nights that do not have a Focus scheduled.
Honor to Whom Honor is Due
At the end of the spring semester, graduating Seminary students invite a guest to join them for a special luncheon with the Seminary community. The luncheon provides an opportunity for graduates to express what their time in Seminary has meant to them. Attendees participate in communion together, followed by a commissioning service for the graduates by the Seminary dean. The luncheon is the last Wednesday before Commencement.
The purpose of the Lincoln Christian University Intramural Program is to enrich the LCU experience for all students, faculty, and staff by providing quality opportunities for participation, healthy competition, and leadership through organized recreational activities. All students currently enrolled at LCU have the opportunity to participate in the Intramural Sports Program. Teams include volleyball, indoor soccer, dodgeball, and more. LCU faculty and staff are also welcome and encouraged to participate.
Lincoln Christian University supports the efforts of students, church members, and nearby residents to be lifelong learners. One of the ways that LCU assists in fulfilling this goal is by inviting a wide variety of noted scholars, teachers, and preachers to campus. These men and women are the leaders who influence the Church and the world today. All lectureships are free and open to the public. Click here or contact the University at 217-732-3168 for more information concerning our annual lectureships.
LCU Sings Out
Each year the undergraduate Student Cabinet hosts a variation on “LCU Sings Out,” an American Idol-style event with faculty and staff judges and a wide variety of student talent. Look for flyers or ask a Student Cabinet member for more information.
Merge groups are student-led clubs and ministries that bring together students who have similar interests and like to do the same things. There are a wide variety of groups with interests that include reading, sign language, board games, and prison ministry. Groups vary from one semester to the next depending on student interests.
Throughout the year, the Seminary Student Cabinet organizes progressive dinners where Seminary students can fellowship with their peers while enjoying the hospitality of LCU faculty, staff, and administrators. This unique opportunity allows students and staff to get to know each other while relaxing off-campus.
Spiritual Formation Retreat
In step with the University’s mission and the Seminary Student Cabinet’s purpose statement, the student cabinet organizes a spiritual formation retreat every year. This weekend event focuses on refreshing Seminary students, staff, and faculty through worship, meditation, and learning.
Welcome to Lincoln
Every August on the Friday before classes begin, the Seminary provides a “Welcome to Lincoln” cookout for new Seminary students and their families. This is a time of fellowship to meet other students, get acquainted with faculty, and begin to be immersed into the life of the Lincoln Christian University community. It is a relaxed evening of food, fellowship, and surprises!