2018 LuMin Conference Schedule and More

The Hello Friends! We hope this email finds you well as summer nears and we grow closer to gathering in Portland, Oregon. Please take a look at the schedule for the conference as well as some readings and suggestions from our speakers if you would like to get ahead of the game. The following are requests from the conference planning team to …

Tuesday Soup

Minot State University, Minot, Minnesota – By Paige Dolan, Vocational Intern and final year student When you hear the words Tuesday Soup you might have an idea of what that could be in your head. But for students at Minot State they might have a different idea then what you thought of. Lutheran Campus Ministry has had the pleasure of serving …

ELCA Youth Gathering – Building: Homes, Relationships, Connections

At the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas, Lutheran Campus Ministry Network (LuMin) is partnering with Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR) to provide a unique opportunity for youth to help build the walls of two houses that will provide homes for two families in the Houston area after the Gathering is over. Youth work with college and university students connected …

LCM Huddles

Kate Reuer-Welton, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Minneapolis and St Paul, MN We had a weird fall at LCM-Twin Cities. So many students coming to worship, and none of them doing anything else.  It defied everything I knew, and had come to expect, from my experience with college students.  I still have many theories about why, but we regrouped for the …

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 excited to get you involved in this project! Pieces are coming together: Youth groups all over the country have signed up for the Gathering. Students …

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 …