Fall semester I had the joy of guiding three unique student ministry projects: one student wanted to host a space to explore how faith and science can be in conversation, a second wanted to lead a Bible study on faith and doubt, and a third wanted to organize a retreat. To see some thoughts from the students’ self-reviews, click over to the Student Ministry Projects tab. You will see two projects were completed within the semester; the third will be completed this spring.
It has been a joy for me to encourage and empower these students to put their faith in action. I get to witness them ask important questions of themselves and others, make connections between faith and daily life, and build their confidence.
End of FY 2018
We finished our first fiscal year on the Southwestern Minnesota Synod’s budget where we expected to be and on track with previous years. You will notice a new support category this year: ELCA Churchwide. In previous years, that money had been pooled and dispersed from Lutheran Campus Ministry - Minnesota. We now receive their support directly.
A Time for Reflection and Review
For decades, in-depth ministry reviews have been a cornerstone of how the ELCA cares for its campus ministries. This past December, LuMin in St. Cloud underwent such a review for the first time since we have embarked on our building-less ministry model in 2015. It was a great time to reflect on how far the ministry has come and a time of invitation to consider where the ministry might need to change course or go further. In the future, the board and I will be sharing highlights from what we’ve learned from the experience on our blog and how it has shaped our vision and hope for the ministry.