The Rev. Jonathon Bakker, pastor at Christ the King Lutheran Chapel at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich., talks about the joys of being a campus pastor and offers a few tips for new college students and their parents.
A new campus-ministry page on the “LCMS U” website offers two tools designed to help students find LCMS campus ministries at colleges and universities nationwide.
The new Luther House at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, continues the campus ministry of the former University Lutheran Chapel.
ST. LOUIS, May 6, 2013—On practically every college campus there are challenges to the biblical worldview, doctrine, ethics and practices. LCMS U, the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s new campus-ministry network, will serve to connect and support Lutheran Christian students, congregations and campus ministries, so that students are equipped to boldly bear witness to Christ on their college campuses.
Each year, some 200,000 new international students arrive in the United States with little more than what fits in a suitcase. As they adjust to a foreign country, they have many needs. LCMS members around the country are responding, reaching out with friendship and the Gospel. Through this work, the LCMS has the unique opportunity to witness and show mercy to people from every nation.
Registration is open at lcms.org/lcmsu for qualified, intentional LCMS campus ministries to become part of the new “LCMS U” campus-ministry network.
By Joe Isenhower Jr. ST. LOUIS — With a burst of applause, some 400-plus students, campus ministers and others at the closing session of the Synod’s Jan. 3-5 “UNWRAPPED” campus-ministry conference on Saint Louis University’s campus here greeted the unveiling…
The Synod’s first national conference in 10 years for college students and others in LCMS campus ministries is set for Jan. 3-5, 2013, at Saint Louis University (SLU) in midtown St. Louis. Sponsored by the Synod’s Office of National Mission (ONM),…