Sharing the Overflowing Love of God

Sharing the Overflowing Love of God Matt Geerdes, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois Our half-time ministry at ISU is one of three partners in a building called the Campus Religious Center. One of the other partners in the building is a half-time staffed American Baptist ministry, and over the course of the last several years we have formed an informal …

Fall Bike Clinics at University Of Wisconsin, Madison

Fall Bike Clinics Emily Tveite, University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI This fall we’re offering two outreach events to serve and bless our campus community. Twice during the fall, we’re sponsoring a free bike repair clinic, at which trained bike mechanics will offer tune ups.  Our first event was held in mid-September. We had two bike mechanics and about 40 …

What questions are we trying to answer?

What questions are we trying to answer? Ben Adams, South Loop Campus Ministry, Chicago, Illinios Let me preface this reflection by acknowledging that I know we do not promise anyone answers to their burning questions in campus ministry, but that said, what question is it that we are even trying to answer? As I have been gearing up for the 500th …

Lutheran Campus Ministry Builds at the ELCA Youth Gathering

Lutheran Campus Ministry will be present in the Interaction Center at the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas, June 27-July 1, 2018. Our presence there will be include helping Youth Gathering participants to frame the wall sections of three houses, to be donated to Habitat for Humanity in Houston. The leadership team for LCM Builds 2018 includes Chris Heavner, …

Campus Ministry & ELCA Advocacy

ELCA Advocacy has partnered with Lutheran campus ministries around the country in a number of ways: Online presentations about particular policy foci for the ELCA or on the theological underpinnings of faithful advocacy. Setting up lobbying visits with members of Congress to help spring break visits to Washington, DC, include an advocacy component. Presentations (online or in-person) on how to use …

International Lutheran Student Centre – London, UK

Among the quiet streets of Bloomsbury sits the International Lutheran Student Centre (ILSC). The Centre houses around 80 post-graduate students from around the world, from all faiths and none, who have come to London to stay for a few months to a few years. While their areas of study are as diverse as their nationalities, they are tied together in …

DACA Resources

Dear Campus Ministry Colleagues, This past week, members of the LuMin Board (Kari Jo Verhulst and Ben Adams) were in conversation with staff from the ELCA Advocacy office and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services about ways Lutheran Campus Ministry might support DACA students on college and university campuses. In response to that conversation, the attached documents were prepared for those of you …

Student Prayer Resource

Are you looking for prayer/devotional resources that actually relate to student life?  So was our colleague Matthew Marohl. The summer after his second year as campus pastor at St Olaf College, Matt sat down and wrote a devotion book for students.  Entitled Faith in Motion, it included 50 prayers and 20 devotions that focused on everything from roommate problems and exam …

How does your community deal with hateful speech?

Jaime Bouzard, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas Public universities are popular venues for all kinds of speech, including that which most of us would find offensive and which certainly rile up our students.  For example, Texas State is visited each February for a week by Brother Jed Smock with what he calls “confrontational evangelism.”  His confrontations include calling students …

Multimedia Resource for Groups: “On Scripture – The Bible”

“ON Scripture – The Bible.” is a weekly multimedia resource that provides insight into key issues of the day through a unique combination of Scripture, video and biblical commentary. Several faculty from our ELCA seminaries serve on the “ON Scripture – The Bible” production committee. Each week’s short video and commentary package includes study questions and links to additional resources …