“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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3 Sep 2015

Ignite Summer 2015: Potential!

From the executive director Whenever you and I begin a new project or a new phase in our lives—or a new academic year—it’s natural to speak of it in terms of its potential: what need we expect finally to be met, what milestone we’ll be able to put behind us, what challenges will be overcome and what new challenges we have to look forward to. This is one of those times for LCMA—a time of tremendous potential! And we’re excited...

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Are you ready to serve 25,000 high schoolers at the biggest Christian youth blowout around? Then join Orange Nation. Applications are being accepted now from young adults 19-25 years of age who are interested in serving as Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs) at the 2016 National LCMS Youth Gathering, July 16-20 next summer in New Orleans! Here’s how you know you’re eligible. You must: Be 19-25 years old at the time of the Gathering and at least one year out of high school....

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The Missouri District LCMS will present “Campus Ministry 101: Nuts and Bolts,” Module 3 of the District’s College Peer Ministry Training series, onOctober 2-4, 2015 at Heit’s Point Lutheran Camp in Lincoln, Mo. The Campus Ministry 101 module is designed especially for ministry leaders and student leaders seeking a comprehensive model for operating a discipling ministry that serves a campus community. The presenter for the Nuts and Bolts module will be campus ministry veteran Lisa Highley, who served as Director of...

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Farewell Thoughts from Campus Missionary Mary It was a real joy for us during the past year to be able to feature periodic reports from Mary Rowley, who served during the 2014-2015 academic year as a Lutheran Campus Initiative missionary at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Because the spring issue of Ignite was jam-packed with must-know info, we decided to hold onto Mary’s spring article and present it in this issue. We hope her parting thoughts will bless and encourage you. As...

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The dates for this year’s Campus Ministry Leadership Conference are February 5-6, 2016. For the third year in a row, this intensive student-leader training event will be held at Cedar Lake Ministries, Cedar Lake, Ind. If you’ve attended before, you know how great it is—and you’ll mark the dates on your calendar now. If your group hasn’t attended CMLC but you think you’d like to try it—or you’re interested in replicating this leadership resource in your region—then don’t wait; block the dates...

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There is still time to sign up for Lutheran Campus Mission Association’s first-ever Spring Break International Volunteer Trip to Nicaragua! If you sign up by September 30, your group can be a part of the exciting spread of the Gospel in a challenging Latin American culture next spring. LCMA has partnered with Lutheran Hour Ministries’ International Ministry folks to offer a high-quality servant experience in Nicaragua. Lutheran Hour Ministries operates outreach centers in more than 30 countries with indigenous staff and volunteers,...

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