Browsing the Christian booksellers for a disciple-building resource for students? Check out D360: Nine Conversations About Whole-life Discipleship, a Bible study resource developed by LCMA executive director Greg Koenig. Greg tailored D360 for use by a young adult together with an experienced disciple—but it can be used in group contexts, peer-to-peer discipling relationships, and even personal individual study settings. Conversation (i.e., chapter) titles in D360 include: In the Image; Discipleship: A Life of Response to the Work of the Holy Spirit; Christian Learning:...

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Lutheran Hour Ministries’ great Spring Break Servant Trip opportunities in Jamaica and Uruguay are still open! And we’re exploring an amazing prospect for serving in 2018—in Cambodia! Want to know more? Join LCMA executive director Greg Koenig and Lutheran Hour Ministries on Tuesday, August 30 for a (free!) half-hour “Equip for the Trip” webinar about these opportunities and about what makes an LHM trip one of the most inspiring, one of the most effective servant opportunities available! When: Tuesday, August 30, 6:30 to...

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A Challenge: Is It Time for One in Your Region? The Infobit You can start making plans now for the 2017 Campus Ministry Leadership Conference! Here’s what we know so far: Dates for this great retreat-style conference:  Feb. 10-11, 2017 Place: Cedar Lake Ministries, Cedar Lake, Indiana (We love this place!) [Update: CMLC 2017 is being hosted by our friends in the campus ministry at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind.!] Speaker: DCE Mark Novacek, who serves Trinity Lutheran Church, Roselle, Ill....

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… for Encouragement, Idea Sharing and More Campus ministry leaders: have you ever wanted somebody to bounce ideas off of—or to brainstorm options with—as you wrestle with a ministry challenge? Do you have great ideas and expertise that would be a benefit and a blessing to your fellow campus leaders? Here’s a great place to come together for both: the Campus Leaders Network—LCMA. Created by LCMA Board member DCE Paige Edgington (Lutheran Student Center, Wichita, Kan.), this Facebook-based group is made up of dedicated...

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Last month, LCMA exec Greg Koenig released D360: Nine Conversations About Whole-life Discipleship, a resource intended for use in a variety of disciple-building relationships. Ignite had an opportunity to ask Greg a few questions about this new learning tool. Ignite: So what’s D360? GK: D360 digs into Scripture to help young-adult believers explore what it looks like to be, and grow as, and help build more disciples of Jesus. Ignite: Aren’t there other discipleship resources already out there? GK: Sure....

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From the executive director In our ministry world, meaningful progress depends so much on communication. If LCMA is committed to “equipping leaders to make disciples who make disciples on campus,” then not only do we need to understand what we mean when we use the terms “equipping,” “leaders,” and “make disciples”; we also need to check now and then (1) to affirm that being equipped to help build disciples is a priority for campus ministry leaders and (2) to ensure...

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“Thanks to everybody at Concordia University Nebraska for a great mission event!” says LCMA’s Greg Koenig, who participated in the CUNE-hosted 2015 Beautiful Feet Conference. The theme for Beautiful Feet 2015 was “Help Wanted: ‘The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few.'” As the theme implies, the focus of Beautiful Feet 2015 was the vastness of the mission field, both abroad and at home—and Jesus’ call for His followers to serve as harvesters. Special attention was given to the...

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2017 destinations announced! Read on! LCMA is continuing to partner with Lutheran Hour Ministries’ International Ministry team to offer a high-quality servant experience over your spring break! LHM is featuring two of its great ministry centers in South America and the Caribbean as destinations for Spring Break 2017: Uruguay and Jamaica! Both LHM Uruguay and LHM Jamaica reach out in under-resourced communities and share the Gospel through children’s and youth ministries. If you choose Jamaica, your group will be involved...

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In order to provide resources and training in disciple-building, campus outreach, peer ministry and leader development, LCMA relies on the generous support of sponsor congregations and individual donors. We give thanks to God for our faithful supporters! We are on track to roll out a new resource in disciple-building, and other developments—more resources, outreach training, and still more!—are not far off. Plainly, simply: your gifts are helping students reach out with the message and love of Jesus in the challenging environment...

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Registration is Open! Registration opened October 31 for the 2016 Campus Ministry Leadership Conference, which will be held February 5-6 at Cedar Lake Ministries, Cedar Lake, Ind. The annual CMLC is an intensive one-day event that presents a thought-provoking program in spiritual growth, witness and outreach together with opportunities for fellowship, devotion, idea-sharing and more. This year’s speakers are Henry Graf and Dani Tietjen, co-authors of the book More Than a Story. Registration costs just $65 per person if you sign...

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