One of the two primary initiatives of the Equipping the Saints mission appeal is Leadership, with Lutheran Campus Ministry designated as one of the recipients of Leadership funds. LCM received a first grant in 2022. Additional funds will be directed toward planned giving and other fundraising efforts to ensure Campus Ministry remains a strong and significant partner in raising up the next generation of leaders and sending them into the world empowered to serve for justice, hope, and peace.
Testimonies from a recent LCM Alumni Reunion about the impact of Lutheran Campus Ministry:
“When life was falling apart around me, it was the community of peers and friends living with me at The Corner House that helped care for me. I can never give back more than Lutheran Campus Ministry gave me.”
“The gifts I bring to my life and my job were formed through the opportunities for leadership as a peer minister. I would not be where I am in life without LCM.”
“Lutheran Campus Ministry at Marquette provided me with a pastor and friends and experiences of ministry that changed my life.”
For over 60 years, the Greater Milwaukee Synod has taken the church to campus to meet young adults at a transitional time in life, and campus ministry has created relationships with God, other people of faith, and inner gifts and strengths that have carried people through a lifetime. As the world rapidly changes and young adults live with so much uncertainty about the future, the deep connections campus ministry provides are needed more than ever to make sure many more generations of young people can find the faith and hope they need to bring faith and hope to the world!
The congregational portion of the Equipping the Saints Campaign is underway now. Thank you to the congregations who have already participated, and we look forward to those who are ready to learn more! Congregations are not being asked to give through their budgets. Instead, congregations are asked to share the story of the campaign and invite your members to make a gift if they so desire.
To learn the steps for your congregation to participate, contact Joyce Caldwell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Most congregations choose to participate sometime in the January to June timeframe after their own stewardship efforts have concluded.