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 …

Book of Faith Bible Studies

Did you know that there are over 300 Bible studies on the Faith Practices website of the ELCA? A little history . . . In the year 2000 there was an initiative called, “Call To Discipleship” and seven faith practices were developed from that program. The faith practices that were developed are Encourage, Give, Invite, Pray, Serve, Study and Worship. …

Discernment, Vocation and Thinking Deeply

Adam White, University Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska In Fall 2016, through a new partnership including the Lutheran Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Wartburg Theological Seminary, and the Nebraska Synod, five students took a seminary level course, entitled “Jesus and Plural Worlds,” using distance learning technology with periodic, face-to-face intensives with seminary professors at the Lutheran Center. The course can be …

San Antonio: 10 Years of Community, Worship & Service

Tia Mathre-Adams, San Antonio, Texas Our campus ministry in San Antonio is celebrating a decade of devotion this year! At our 2007 synod assembly, folks recognized that San Antonio was the only major city without a Lutheran Campus Ministry. Today, Lutheran Campus Ministry, San Antonio (LCM, SA) serves a ministry field of over 100,000 students across 31 institutions of higher …

Praying in Wittenberg

Chris Heavner, Clemson University, South Carolina, visited campus ministry sites and some campus ministry staff of the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland in June 2017.  Below is an article he was invited to write for their quarterly publication. One of the blessings of sacramental theology is the assurance that God will be there when we get around to showing up.  It is …

June 2018 Campus Ministry Staff Conference

June 2018 Conference in Portland, Oregon Last month we told you the 2018 LCM Conference Planning Team had several venues in the Pacific Northwest under consideration to host our annual gathering. Since then, the field of choices was reduced to our unanimous top-pick, University Place Hotel and Conference Center on the urban campus of Portland State University. https://www.pdx.edu/university-place/ This venue will …

2017 – 2018 Regional Spotlight Info

Starting in September 2017, we will feature stories from campus ministry sites in one region each month.  We will work our way around the country, learning about what our colleagues are up to, some programs at local sites, and some of the ways our diverse and creative community is serving God as well as caring for students and others. Below …