The opening of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, signaled a new era of religious freedom in countries oppressed for decades under communist rule. As East European communism began to crumble, Christian organizations in the West quickly crossed the wall's remnants to begin or expand ministries in formerly communist countries.
In Lithuania, one such mission is a Christian liberal arts college, LCC International University. Many of the students who attend LCC have little exposure to the Christian faith. Over the course of their studies, some come to faith, but all see something of the Christian vision of Shalom. With more than 60 percent of the students at LCC coming from outside Lithuania, CRWM missionaries who serve at LCC have the opportunity to share a biblical worldview with students from a wide variety of eastern European countries.
CRWM focuses its work in Lithuania by building the capacity of LCC International University to fulfill their vision and mission for Christian education.
Mission Statement: LCC International University provides Christian liberal arts education within a diverse learning community that transforms people for servant leadership.
Vision Statement: To engage students in a transforming educational experience in order to create a generation of leaders for Lithuania, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia who think critically, promote democratic ideals, develop a market economy, and re-build the network of civil society within the context of a Christian worldview.