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 …

“Vision, Process and Practice of ELCA Campus Ministry”

Letter from Don Romsa, Program Director for Campus Ministry in the ELCA NEW ELCA CAMPUS MINISTRY DOCUMENT “Vision, Process, and Practice of ELCA Campus Ministry: Guidelines and Recommendations” In 2003, the ELCA Church Council approved a document called “Policies and Procedures for Campus Ministry” (“Policies and Procedures”). With a 2006 revision approved by the Church Council, the document defined the campus …

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, …