From the executive director In my fall Exec Notes article I managed to dodge the topic of introducing myself  by talking about something more important and more interesting to think about, especially as Christmas approached: Advent Conspiracy. I have no such excuse now! So here goes. I was involved briefly in a Lutheran campus ministry while still a new grad of the University of Texas. One of my favorite things about it was that I was able to play in...

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We always thank God for all of you as we remember you in our prayers. In the presence of our God and Father, we never forget that your faith is active, your love is working hard, and your confidence in our Lord Jesus Christ is enduring. —1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 Dear Friend, Thanksgiving blessings to you! Two weeks ago I was representing LCMA at the Beautiful Feet Mission Conference, which was hosted this year by Concordia University—Chicago. During the chapel service...

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From the Executive Director I debated with myself at some length before deciding to write this article. Yes, I’m the new kid in the leadership role at LCMA and I wouldn’t blame you for expecting to get to know a little about me in this section. But, since this will be our only issue of Ignite before the spring semester, I have determined that that can wait. I hope instead to offer you something to think about before you start...

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This summer Lutheran Campus Mission Association began a partnership with St. Louis-based Lutheran Hour Ministries to offer LHM’s five14 evangelism training workshops for youth and young adults. Six students and young adults attended a “train the trainer” event in St. Louis August 8-9. LHM’s five14 program takes its name from Matthew 5:14-16, “You are light for the world. A city cannot be hidden when it is located on a hill…. In the same way let your light shine in front...

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Looking for a hands-on short-term mission service opportunity in an international setting? Our partner Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) offers volunteer ministry trips on four continents! You could find yourself building homes in Vietnam, teaching conversational English in Thailand, building a multipurpose hall in Ghana or Malawi, leading a VBS in Guatemala, or helping accomplish a variety of other important projects in the name of Jesus. Each LHM International Volunteer Trip is coordinated by the International Ministries staff at the St. Louis headquarters...

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Looking for a unique servant experience for your winter break? There are still openings for student groups at our 2013-2014 Texas Underground Winter Servant Gathering. Here’s what you need to know: Location:  San Antonio, Texas (various work/servant sites) When:  Friday, December 27, 2013 (arrival anytime Friday 27 through Saturday 28) through Saturday, January 4, 2014 Cost:  $275 per participant Registration Deadline:  Friday, November 29, 2013 What we do at Texas Underground: This year Underground will be working with a local...

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  Ministry workers: Plan now to bring your student leaders and be a part of the inaugural Campus Ministry Leadership Conference, February 7-8 at Cedar Lake Ministries in Cedar Lake, Ind. This one-day gathering will help energize and equip you and your students for life in the body of Christ and effective witness in your campus community. “We have been holding a winter retreat for peer ministry and leadership since my own college days,” says Northern Illinois University campus pastor...

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  Location:  San Antonio, Texas (various work/servant sites) When:  Weekend of December 27, 2013 through Saturday, January 4, 2014 Cost:  $275 per participant Registration Deadline:  Friday, November 29, 2013 Texas Underground 2013-2014 will help reach into San Antonio communities through construction and repair; visits to local adult day care centers and senior centers; and relationship-building with kids and families in the community. Underground is a “Spirit-led” and “Spirit-filled” experience—a blessing (and often a surprise) both to people in the communities...

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Students may register for this great evangelism conference for just $20! Lutheran Hour Ministries’ Regional Outreach Conferences (ROC) offer practical training and insights into sharing your faith—including on campus—along with witnessing resources; worship and devotional times; and opportunities to network with other mission-minded Christ-followers. So if your campus ministry is in Texas, Arkansas or Louisiana, plan now to attend this great one-day event. The $20 registration fee covers lunch and dinner when you pre-register (you’re welcome to walk in for...

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Students may register for this great evangelism conference for just $20! Lutheran Hour Ministries’ Regional Outreach Conferences (ROC) offer practical training and insights into sharing your faith—including on campus—along with witnessing resources; worship and devotional times; and opportunities to network with other mission-minded Christ-followers. So if your campus ministry is in Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Missouri or Iowa, plan now to attend this great one-day event. The $20 registration fee covers lunch and dinner when you pre-register (you’re welcome to walk...

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