ELCA Campus Ministry
Introduction to Lutheran Campus Ministry The Christian community that gathers on campus is anchored in worship that is centered in the grace and reconciliation of Jesus Christ. Here the Word and Sacraments remind young adults on campus of their baptism and affirm them as persons. Lutheran staff and students take seriously the opportunity to share this good news more boldly with others. In academic settings that are intellectually rigorous, emotionally volatile and spiritually engaging, this community of believers provides a place for faith to be challenged by the study of scripture and enlightened by the Spirit. Students hear the call to faithful discipleship and learn to serve the needs of others in the larger world.
Through experiences in creative ministry and volunteer service, students who are active leaders in the church on campus today provide competent, enthusiastic, trained leadership for the church for years to come. A Lutheran Ministry on Campus is rooted in the gathered community that celebrates in Christ-centered worship, is challenged by scripture enlightened by the Spirit and informed by our confessional heritage and is connected with Christians in the wider world, committed to sharing faith more boldly and serving others as vocation is lived out to the glory of God’s name.
ELCA Lutheran Campus Ministry Mission Statement Campus Ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America invites people in academic settings more deeply into Jesus Christ and the community that bears his name, so that they can discover and fulfill their vocation as disciples.