From the executive director Well, we’ve been at it a little over a year now—putting our new vision for LCMA into practice—and we’re convinced we have chosen the right path! Now, the plain truth is that some folks know what that path is, and some don’t—not yet. But I aim to remedy that—and to invite everybody to come down the path along with us. Here’s what I’m talking about. LCMA was formed to serve as the LCMS’ national coordinating agency...

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LCMA was excited to be a part of the Best Practices for Ministry Conference in 2015! What’s the Best Practices Conference? It’s an annual gathering in February (in 2015, it was Feb. 26-28) that’s hosted by Christ Church Lutheran in Phoenix, Arizona. According to the conference’s general info brochure, it’s “a FREE conference encouraging pastors, church workers and lay people as we reach out with the Gospel of Christ—for those who love the local church, the unchurched and the LCMS.”...

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How great would it be if there were an annual event designed especially to build up and train student leaders in discipleship, leadership and witness—an event at which student leaders attending state universities, schools of the Concordia system, and any kind of college in between, could meet, trade ideas and encourage each other in their faith and ministry? How great would it be if all of it were packed into 18 intensive hours—or less? We think it would be as...

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We’re excited to be able to offer a special Spring Break international mission service opportunity in partnership with Lutheran Hour Ministries! Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) supports outreach centers in more than 30 nations around the world. Each is staffed by indigenous Christians who witness to their families and communities—and their home countries—using strategies and tools that are relevant within their own cultures. LHM’s ministry center in Nicaragua, Central America uses media, print resources, children’s programming, and evangelism training workshops to...

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Dear friend of Lutheran campus ministry, We pray that your worship and celebrations in honor of our Savior’s birth have been filled with rich blessings. At Lutheran Campus Mission Association (LCMA), we are looking forward to some exciting opportunities to support local Lutheran campus ministries in disciple-building, leader development and more. Last February LCMA was proud to sponsor the first-ever Campus Ministry Leadership Conference (CMLC), held in Cedar Lake, Indiana; more than 50 ministry and student leaders were inspired and...

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From the executive director “Wish they’d had something like this when I was that age.” I freely confess: I did wish that. What made me do it? A trip to St. Paul Lutheran High School in Concordia, Mo. Now, they actually did have St. Paul High School back when I was much younger—but what they didn’t have was Peer Ministry Training, or PMT, which is presented by the Missouri District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and hosted at St. Paul...

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Beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year, Lutheran Campus Mission Association, in partnership with St. Louis-based Lutheran Hour Ministries, will offer international short-term spring break volunteer ministry experiences customized for students and young adults. Projects for 2016 are in development now. Here are the details so far: Two different spring break weeks will be selected; Ministry groups from more than one student ministry are welcome (encouraged!) to sign up; Two ministry centers in Latin America will be offered as hosts; potential...

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The Campus Ministry Leadership Conference is a one-day annual event held in northern Indiana that brings together students so they can learn from each other, encourage each other in faith, enjoy fellowship together and develop as leaders. The CMLC presents speakers who lend their insight into campus and mainstream culture, disciple-building, peer ministry and outreach. Students and ministry leaders: come to CMLC 2015, February 6-7 in Cedar Lake, Indiana! CMLC 2015 will feature speaker Sarah Guldalian. Sarah is co-owner of St. Louis-based...

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By Mary Rowley, Campus Missionary at Florida State University At 12:30 AM on Thursday, November 20th, a gunman entered Strozier Library at Florida State University. He shot and injured three people before being gunned down by law enforcement. I’m writing this the day after the incident occurred. “It felt like an eternity, when it was really only a couple of minutes.” “I left the library at about 12:15. I was swiping into my dorm when I heard the gunshots.” “We thought there...

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The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Missouri District presents COLLEGE Peer Ministry Training October 2014 MODULE #4  ACTIVE LISTENING/CRISIS MANAGEMENT PRESENTER: Rev. Gene Wyssmann—Assistant to the Missouri District President, Pastor, and Counselor WHEN:  Friday, October 3 (7:00 p.m.) through Sunday, October 5, 2014 (11:30 a.m.) WHERE:  Saint Paul Lutheran High School COST:  $230.00 per participant For more info, visit golcma.org/pmt. Questions? Email pmtMissouri@gmail.com. Is your school in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas or Nebraska? Non-Missouri schools are eligible, and there’s no extra cost; email us to learn...

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