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Leaders Matter

Leaders developed at Yale University shape the future of our country by determining what media gets disseminated, what laws get passed, and how major decisions get made. Yale has produced five U.S. Presidents, four current Supreme Court justices, and countless thinkers, artists, and executives including economist Paul Krugman, actress Meryl Streep, and Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman.

Today, however, we see many examples of failing leadership. We are a country that does not always protect the most vulnerable among us, that worships idols, such as money and fame, and that is focused on secular, earthly goals rather than spiritual and eternal ones. Raising up godly leaders at Yale is the start of having God at the center of our culture. Christian Union Lux, which ministers to Yale invites you to become a partner in creating faithful leaders to transform our nation.

Who is shaping tomorrow's leaders?

A handful of universities and cities have an outsized influence on our nation’s culture. Nearly 70 percent of the nation’s most influential leaders come from just one percent of schools. Many of these institutions, including Yale, were founded on Christian principles. Yale’s charter states that it was granted on account of the petitioning founders’ “sincere regard to and zeal for upholding and propagating of the Christian Protestant religion by a succession of learned and orthodox men.”  Today, however, Yale is decidedly secular and, in many cases, overtly antagonistic to the Christian faith. This rocky ground is where Christian Union Lux sets its stake.

Become a partner in developing and equipping these Christian leaders.
Christian Union Lux believes that widespread proclamation of the Gospel and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit will transform Yale and as a result, our nation. This new spiritual vitality will be built by students shaped at Yale. The ministry develops leaders through mentoring and in-depth biblical study that honors the needs of the intellectual, intensely motivated students at Yale.

Highly-qualified ministry faculty guide students in a deep understanding of their Christian faith. Through Bible courses and discipleship they learn to seek God’s purpose for their lives and graduate ready to do His work in the world. After graduation, Christian Union continues to nurture Yale alumni with the faith and power to reshape our institutions through our alumni engagement programs and through CU New York.

Today you can help us make all this possible.

Christian Union Lux Cornerstone Partners make these goals a reality. A charitable gift of $25 or more enables ministry faculty to develop and equip our nation's future leaders. Becoming a Christian Union Lux Cornerstone Partner also affords you these unique benefits:

CU Cornerstone Lux Partners are listed in Christian Union’s annual report if giving at the Bronze level or above. These Partners are also honored with their names posted prominently in the CU Lux ministry center for students to take courage that people around the world care about their Christian development and the witness of Christ at Yale.
Special invitations
Christian Union honors CU Cornerstone Partners with invitations to select special events free of charge. Those who are Partners at CU Lux also receive invitations to special CU events at Yale.

Christian Union recognizes that those who are partners in the ministry appreciate special updates. The ministry provides CU Lux Cornerstone Partners with regular updates on the work, including communications from CEO and Founder Matt Bennett and from the CU Lux Ministry Director and students.  Please know that CU associates pray for partners and their families every month. 



Become a CU Lux Cornerstone Partner now.

With your generous charitable gift of $25 or more, you will help Christian Union lay the foundation for revival and spiritual health in our nation. Simply complete the form below and you will be a partner in this vital work.

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Christian Union Lux derives its name from the Latin word for light which is lux. Yale’s seal, which has been used on diplomas since 1736 includes the phrase LUX ET VERITAS, “Light and Truth.” The ministry strives to see the light of Christ in those who graduate from Yale and in their impact on the world.

Christian Union is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible as to the extent allowed by applicable law. To learn more about the benefits, and rights and responsibilities, of Cornerstone Partners, please go to www.ChristianUnion.org/cp-benefitsandrights.

ecfa memberThe ministry is a member of the Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability (ECFA) and has its finances audited annually. Charges to credit cards appear as “Christian Union 6098740040.”

If you have questions, please contact a partner representative at (609) 874-0040, or email us at giving@ChristianUnion.org.