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It’s in February, yes. It’s in the Midwest, usually northern Indiana—where not that many people travel in February. But you’re going; you leave on Friday afternoon, travel one hundred … two hundred … miles … or more, and then, thirty hours (or less) later, you’re back on your own campus. Why? Because the roughly nineteen hours you spend with 50 to 70 other student leaders and campus ministry directors at the Campus Ministry Leadership Conference helps make a difference in...

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We are able to do what we do because of support from people like you who are passionate about helping young-adult leaders grow strong in their faith lives and join in the mission of disciple-building. This past year, LCMA has helped build the annual Campus Ministry Leadership Conference, reached out with the CMLC model to ministries in other regions, launched a new “Campus Leaders Network“ group on Facebook and begun to get the D360 Bible study resource into the hands...

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As you read this, a dedicated LCMA planning team is putting together an intensive training/networking gathering to be held next summer in the Chicago area exclusively for campus ministry staff leaders like you! Look for surveys and conversations about the gathering on the Campus Leaders Network—LCMA in early 2017. Want to read the fall 2016 issue of Ignite in its entirety? Click here!

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CUC Portland Hosts 2016 Mission Conference Students and leaders from Concordia University System schools across the country made the trek northwest to gather at Concordia University Portland for the 2016 Beautiful Feet College Mission Conference. “The Portland team put on a great event,” says LCMA exec Greg Koenig, who represented LCMA as an exhibitor and breakout speaker. “I was especially inspired by the passion for Gospel outreach I saw in everybody I spoke with. And servant hearts! Participants really embodied...

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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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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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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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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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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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