Give thanks for the installation of Rev. Michael Giddings as campus pastor at University Lutheran Chapel in Lincoln! Pastor Mike and his wife Lynelle, along with their son Jesiah, are looking forward to life in Nebraska and the opportunity to serve this unique, young adult community.

In the February District Reporter, President Richard Snow shared the following:

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

What an incredible responsibility that God has placed into our hands as His body, living out the compassion and love of our Heavenly Father. What a wonderful promise that He is with us every step of the way.

God calls each of us to grow in grace and service. First, we receive His faith and all the gifts which accompany it. Then, in turn, “as we go along our way,” we reach out to others with His grace and care. This work is for each one of us in our own family and community. We also join together to do this work through those who serve in our stead in places we can’t personally reach.

One of those mission fields is the campus communities across Nebraska. Individual congregations are a part of this work on every college campus across our state. Together as congregations of the Nebraska District, we financially support campus ministry in Omaha, Wayne, Kearney, and Lincoln. This month we celebrate the installation of Rev. Michael Giddings as the new campus pastor at University Chapel in Lincoln.

On all of these campuses, we seek to care for and strengthen the faith of those students coming from our Nebraska congregations. We also know that these campuses are “white for harvest,” so we seek to reach out to those who need to hear the good news of Jesus Christ. Thank you for your support in this important mission field.”

Campus ministry can help keep students connected to the Body of Christ through regular worship opportunities, Bible studies, relationships with mature Christians, and fellowship in a Christian atmosphere. Campus ministries give students a place to connect with ministry leaders and other Lutherans while growing in their personal relationship with Christ during their time away at college. CLICK HERE TO CONNECT A STUDENT to campus ministry in the Nebrask District and beyond.

You can read about the call process for the Chapel’s campus pastor here.