Campus Ministry

We are a church that is energized by lively engagement in our faith and life. The mission of campus ministry in the ELCA is to invite people in academic settings to engage more deeply with the teachings of Jesus Christ and the community that bears his name, so that they can discover and fulfill their vocation as disciples.

ELCA campus ministry is a Lutheran ministry for students, faculty, staff and others on campus, not just a ministry for Lutherans. It provides an ELCA presence at more than 180 state and private colleges and universities with cooperating congregations in campus ministry at an additional 400 campuses nationwide.

Drawing on the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions, campus ministry bears witness to God’s amazing grace within the context of higher education. Sensitive to the pastoral needs of those on campus and engaged in the intellectual discourse of the university, campus ministry strives to communicate the gospel in fresh ways.

Through worship, study, fellowship and service, members of the academic community taste the fullness of God’s grace. As expansive as Christ’s love, campus ministry reaches out to all who teach and learn, inviting them to experience the challenge of following Jesus.

Search for a campus ministry

Lutheran campus ministries serve many state and private colleges and universities, promoting community, discipleship and service. You can refer a student, find a ministry or find contact information for campus ministry staff by clicking here.

In some cases, you may be able to locate a congregation serving a given institution of higher education, or at least a church in close physical proximity to it, by conducting a ZIP code search. To locate an ELCA congregation, click here.

Campus ministry jobs

To view campus ministry job listings, click here.

Donate to campus ministry

To donate to support campus ministry, click here.

For more information

Contact ELCA churchwide staff who relate to campus ministry by email or 800-638-3522.

Campus Ministry


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