Student Nominees for International AIDS Conference

AN INVITATION FOR A CAMPUS MINISTRY STUDENT TO ATTEND THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE IN AMSTERDAM JUNE 21-27, 2018 Applications due by April 7 Held every two years, the International AIDS Conference (IAC) gathers individuals who are involved in addressing HIV and AIDS, providing extensive opportunities for learning, sharing, and networking.  This year’s conference will be held in Amsterdam from July 23- 27, 2018 with …

Hunger and Heart

Clare Josef-Maier, Christus House, University of Oregon In February, University of Oregon hosted a Hunger on Campus listening event for administrators, students, and community leaders committed to addressing food insecurity on campuses across Oregon. Central Lutheran Church, which also supports an ecumenical, intentional living community for students called Christus House (christushouse.org), has been listening with open hearts for where our …

Community Organizing as a Model for Campus Ministry

John Lund, Emmaus Campus Ministry, University of Montana, Missoula When I first started campus ministry 13 years ago I tried to run our student group as an amped-up high school youth program that I was the leader of.  As time went on I built in as many student leaders as possible which helped give them ownership and leadership.  However, we …

Looking Over Colleagues’ Shoulders

Dear colleagues, Have you ever asked Brad Fuerst where he got the idea for his “Outdoor Office Hours” or Zach Parris where he got the name “Bread and Belonging” for the weekly gatherings in Boulder? I think many of us know that some of the best ideas we get in campus ministry come from discovering what others are doing and …

Help Raise the Walls! Resources

LuMin Network’s presence at the ELCA Youth Gathering The LCM Builds Team is busy working on our Lutheran Campus Ministry Network presence at the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston this summer and we are very e excited to get you involved in this project! Pieces are coming together: Youth groups all over the country have signed up for the Gathering. …

An Opportunity for your Student Leaders!

LuMin Network’s presence at the ELCA Youth Gathering will involve framing walls for three houses.  The wall sections will be used by local relief agencies as they work to meet the housing needs of Houston residents. Houston is the fourth ELCA Youth Gathering where campus ministry has offered this kind of project.  Through them, we’ve demonstrated campus ministry’s commitment to …

An Invitation for Students

AN INVITATION: STUDENT ASSISTANT POSITIONS AVAILABLE Peace Friends and Colleagues! My name is Savanna Sullivan, and some of you may remember me from the LuMin Conference in Austin last summer where I was representing the ELCA Strategy on HIV and AIDS. I now have the privilege of working with you all in a new capacity as the Director for Young …

Meet Savanna Sullivan, Director of Young Adult Programs

Thanks to Corrinne Haulotte, Winona State University, Winona, MN for the interview and article! Savanna Sullivan, was part of our LuMin Staff Conference this past summer in Austin, TX. No stranger to the South, Savanna was born and raised in South Carolina and attended Clemson University. It was at Clemson that she met campus pastor Chris Heavner and became involved …

LuMin Network Dues and More

Dear Colleagues, For a while now, us folks doing the work of Campus Ministry in the ELCA have been on the outside looking in. Now it’s time for LuMin, your Lutheran Campus Ministry Network, to be in the room where it happens! What does this mean? It means coming together to move toward hiring a full-time Program Director for Campus Ministry …

Unexpected Partnership

Steven Wilco, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amherst, MA Last spring, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amherst, MA, (Congregation-based campus ministry for the University of Massachusetts) affiliated with the local sanctuary movement in Western Massachusetts through the Pioneer Valley Worker Center. We had been learning about the history of the movement, watching the news of travel bans, refugee restrictions, and the rise of unprioritized …