As we look ahead to the end of another school year and graduation of high school students, we’re reminded that it’s important to help college students get connected to campus ministry, which can help keep them connected to the Body of Christ through regular worship opportunities, Bible studies, relationships with mature Christians, and fellowship in a Christian atmosphere. 70% of college students stop regular church attendance while away at college. 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.
Help us contact your students! There are four opportunities in the Nebraska District for students to get connected and deepen their faith. You can fill in a student’s contact information at this link on our website or directly contact one of the ministries listed below.
Curtis: Harvest Fields Campus Ministry, a ministry of St. John’s in Curtis, seeks to serve the students of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. For more information, contact Rev.James Peterson.
Kearney: Holy Cross Campus Ministry, a ministry of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, serves the students of the University of Nebraska at Kearney through fellowship, Bible study, and a near-campus place to hang out in a Christian atmosphere. HCCM has a Campus House located at 1814 W. 24th St. just south of West Center at UNK.
Lincoln: The Chapel is located close to the city campus of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and shares the love of Christ in many ways, especially through building relationships. Students are invited to attend weekly Sunday worship, Bible huddles, and service projects in the community. The Chapel is also home to a thriving international student outreach, and to GracePoint Institute for Relational Health.
Omaha: The Omaha area campus ministry initiative, Echo (EXW), formerly Living H2O Lutheran Campus Ministry, has a presence at UNO and the other campuses in Omaha. Echo is wholly dedicated to echoing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the fellowship and discipleship of Christian students. For questions or more information, please contact Rev. Eric Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website.
Wayne: Cup of Grace Lutheran Student Ministry is located just south of the Willow Bowl at Wayne State College. Cup of Grace is a Christian Coffee House that provides a place in Wayne to meet, study and share in the Word of God. Contact Rev. Erik Christensen at email@example.com for more information. Every Sunday at 7:30 p.m. a free meal is provided, and they offer a Bible study on an evening during the week. The Nebraska District and Grace Lutheran Church are committed to the avenue this provides to the Word of God.
Outside of Nebraska: Do you know a student attending college out of state who would like to be connected to an LCMS campus ministry? You can look for an LCMS ministry near their campus, or fill in their contact information on the LCMS Campus U contact form at this link.
Partner with us in supporting campus ministry: Ministries such as campus ministry are funded through your generosity. You can make a restricted gift to a specific ministry from the ones listed above, or give to district ministries in general. Learn more about making gifts to support mission and ministry here at our giving page.