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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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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