The 2017-2018 academic year has brought a new name for Lutheran Campus Ministry in St. Cloud - LuMin in St. Cloud. The LuMin name was unveiled at the 2016 ELCA Campus Ministry Staff Conference. The hope is that the new name will spark curiosity among students and bring nationwide recognition to the efforts of all of the ELCA’s campus ministries. For more information, check out lumin-network.com.
More Time, More Opportunity for Connection
Starting August 15, my hours increased from 20 to 25 hours per week. As I continue to live into my new schedule, I enjoy the increased intentionality and focus I find I can bring to LuMin events. The increase in hours also means that I have more time to explore new relationships with students, professors, and community members.
Weird and Faithful 2017
Last year, as we celebrated our 60th year on campus, I announced the beginning of a new annual event - Weird and Faithful. The idea is that LuMin in St. Cloud will scout out a person, lay or ordained, who is doing something that is both weird and faithful in ministry and bring them to St. Cloud to share their experiences with students, alumni, and supporters of campus ministry. For one night, people from all areas of our church’s life can share a meal and consider how God might be nudging them outside of their boxes all while supporting LuMin in St. Cloud.
On October 13, Pastor Margaret Kelly, a mission developer in the ELCA who formed a ministry around a food truck called Shobi’s Table, will share her experiences guiding a ministry that may look weird from the outside, but is faithful to Jesus' example of meeting people where they are. Their mission is to “provide food, friendship, faith, and employment skills to the homeless and near homeless people of St. Paul.” Details and tickets are available on Eventbrite now!