Last month, LCMA exec Greg Koenig released D360: Nine Conversations About Whole-life Discipleship, a resource intended for use in a variety of disciple-building relationships. Ignite had an opportunity to ask Greg a few questions about this new learning tool. Ignite: So what’s D360? GK: D360 digs into Scripture to help young-adult believers explore what it looks like to be, and grow as, and help build more disciples of Jesus. Ignite: Aren’t there other discipleship resources already out there? GK: Sure....

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From the executive director In our ministry world, meaningful progress depends so much on communication. If LCMA is committed to “equipping leaders to make disciples who make disciples on campus,” then not only do we need to understand what we mean when we use the terms “equipping,” “leaders,” and “make disciples”; we also need to check now and then (1) to affirm that being equipped to help build disciples is a priority for campus ministry leaders and (2) to ensure...

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“Thanks to everybody at Concordia University Nebraska for a great mission event!” says LCMA’s Greg Koenig, who participated in the CUNE-hosted 2015 Beautiful Feet Conference. The theme for Beautiful Feet 2015 was “Help Wanted: ‘The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few.'” As the theme implies, the focus of Beautiful Feet 2015 was the vastness of the mission field, both abroad and at home—and Jesus’ call for His followers to serve as harvesters. Special attention was given to the...

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            Campus Ministry Leadership Conference organizers announced today that the early registration deadline for CMLC 2016 has been extended through Monday, January 25! The registration fee will remain $65 per person through 11:00 p.m. CST, Monday, January 25. Registration will be $75 per person from January 26 through February 5. Here’s a thumbnail of the event: Dates:  Friday, Feb. 5, 9:00 p.m. (Central Time) to Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 4:00 p.m. (Central Time) Place:  Cedar...

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2017 destinations announced! Read on! LCMA is continuing to partner with Lutheran Hour Ministries’ International Ministry team to offer a high-quality servant experience over your spring break! LHM is featuring two of its great ministry centers in South America and the Caribbean as destinations for Spring Break 2017: Uruguay and Jamaica! Both LHM Uruguay and LHM Jamaica reach out in under-resourced communities and share the Gospel through children’s and youth ministries. If you choose Jamaica, your group will be involved...

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In order to provide resources and training in disciple-building, campus outreach, peer ministry and leader development, LCMA relies on the generous support of sponsor congregations and individual donors. We give thanks to God for our faithful supporters! We are on track to roll out a new resource in disciple-building, and other developments—more resources, outreach training, and still more!—are not far off. Plainly, simply: your gifts are helping students reach out with the message and love of Jesus in the challenging environment...

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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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3 Sep 2015

Ignite Summer 2015: Potential!

From the executive director Whenever you and I begin a new project or a new phase in our lives—or a new academic year—it’s natural to speak of it in terms of its potential: what need we expect finally to be met, what milestone we’ll be able to put behind us, what challenges will be overcome and what new challenges we have to look forward to. This is one of those times for LCMA—a time of tremendous potential! And we’re excited...

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Are you ready to serve 25,000 high schoolers at the biggest Christian youth blowout around? Then join Orange Nation. Applications are being accepted now from young adults 19-25 years of age who are interested in serving as Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs) at the 2016 National LCMS Youth Gathering, July 16-20 next summer in New Orleans! Here’s how you know you’re eligible. You must: Be 19-25 years old at the time of the Gathering and at least one year out of high school....

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The Missouri District LCMS will present “Campus Ministry 101: Nuts and Bolts,” Module 3 of the District’s College Peer Ministry Training series, onOctober 2-4, 2015 at Heit’s Point Lutheran Camp in Lincoln, Mo. The Campus Ministry 101 module is designed especially for ministry leaders and student leaders seeking a comprehensive model for operating a discipling ministry that serves a campus community. The presenter for the Nuts and Bolts module will be campus ministry veteran Lisa Highley, who served as Director of...

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