Concordia Lutheran Church in Pullman, Wash. is the home of Concordia Lutheran Student Fellowship, a campus ministry that serves students at both Washington State University in Pullman and the University of Idaho, just across the state line in Moscow. In 2008 a team of students from Concordia  traveled to Guatemala to support the outreach work of Cristo el Salvador (Christ the Savior) Lutheran Church in Puerto Barrios. Six years later in 2014, a group from the congregation traveled to Puerto...

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Are your students ready: To spend a day together with students from other schools around your region? For a retreat-style event that offering opportunities for intensive learning, dynamic Bible study, devotion, and interaction? To hone their skills in Christian leadership? Then consider putting on a leadership conference—and let LCMA help! A team of campus ministry leaders from several Midwestern schools has developed a truly grassroots model for bringing students together and building up the body of Christ—and it’s a model we...

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Whether you’re heading to campus for the first time, in the middle of your senior year, or even looking at grad school, you’re not alone if you have concerns about college life and culture. It’s probably impossible to answer every question you have—but the young-adult authors of College 101: Campus Life for Christians (2010) provide some practical advice based on experience … and the faith that has seen them through an array of college challenges. College 101‘s ten chapters were written by students...

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A little less than a year ago, a friend of our ministry shared an article he had come across that had been published by our affiliate church body. The title was “College and University Work.” I confess that I continue to be fascinated by what I read in it. Here’s how the article begins: The campus, as a market place of “faiths” vs. the Christian faith, represents “America’s foremost mission field.” Those who proclaim the Word in this environment use...

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What we CRAVEd. Please join LCMA in giving thanks and praise to God for the continuing ministry of CRAVE, the coffee house and campus ministry at St. Louis University. In April, CRAVE’s manager, Donna Green, announced on the organization’s Facebook page that circumstances had forced CRAVE’s leadership to consider closing the ministry’s doors in June. “In the weeks that followed, we received some much-needed assistance, and then God provided us with a ministry leader who understands the unique outreach that we do,”...

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Among the many religious holidays in ancient Israel was a cycle of pilgrimage holidays, during which Jewish males were required, no matter where they lived, to come to Jerusalem. The command to hold them has its roots all the way back in the Torah—in Exodus and Deuteronomy. There were three festivals: (1) Sukkot, the Festival of the Booths, which was in what would be for us September or October; (2) Pesach, better known to us as Passover, which commemorated God’s...

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Sooooo … what is the SENT Outreach Conference—and why should you be there? It’s a one-of-a-kind—well, more like first-of-a-kind—gathering of Christians who are passionate about living 24/7 as disciples of Jesus and reaching others with the Good News that has transformed their lives. Lutheran Hour Ministries, our partner in presenting the five14 outreach training program, will welcome hundreds of Spirit-driven believers to Detroit July 24-27 for its first-ever National Outreach Conference. The theme for this special event is SENT, based on...

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More than 50 student leaders and campus ministry workers braved the cold of the northern Midwest to travel to Cedar Lake Ministries in Cedar Lake, Ind. February 7-8 for the inaugural Campus Ministry Leadership Conference. The conference has grown out of a longstanding leadership and peer minister retreat sponsored annually in the region by a coalition of Lutheran campus ministry workers. Author, speaker and thought leader Rev. Jason Pankau of Roselle, Ill. (photo, right) presented the Leadership Conference’s theme workshop, “Building a...

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By Greg Koenig Each year in November, students from across the United States converge on one of the campuses of the Concordia University System for the Beautiful Feet College Mission Conference—a three-day event featuring keynote and seminar sessions on a variety of mission topics; worship and fellowship experiences; and opportunities to learn from an array of organizations involved in evangelism,  compassionate outreach, and education. Concordia University—Chicago hosted the most recent Beautiful Feet Conference, and LCMA was there to offer a snapshot...

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We connected with hundreds of participants at the National LCMS Youth Gathering last summer in San Antonio. More than 500 signed up to receive an info message from LCMA about our resources and training opportunities—and enter our drawing for an iPad. The drawing took place as planned—and just before Christmas we were able to deliver a brand new iPad to our winner. He’s Nathan Elbert of Albuquerque, New Mexico! Nathan is s senior at Hope Christian High School in Albuquerque...

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