About Us

Lutheran Campus Ministry is a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and our ministry is made possible by the South Central Synod of Wisconsin, over 30 partner congregations, and dozens of individual donors.

Our Mission

Responding to God’s call, Lutheran Campus Ministry creates an affirming community that provides students with opportunities to deepen faith, engage minds, and serve neighbors.

Our Vision

Accompanying students with hope.
Empowering leaders to serve.
Transforming hearts in love.

Our Values

Inclusivity: We value all people and recognize the diversity with which God created us. All people are welcome here, regardless of religious or denominational background, personal faith or doubt, race, class, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Hospitality: Remembering how Christ has welcomed and received us, we offer hospitality to all who come to our community. This welcome creates a space for renewal and relationships.

Inquiry: We value humble and honest questioning and doubt as a part of the life of faith. Open inquiry expands our perspectives as we grow together.

Justice: We recognize that God’s perfect vision for the world is not reflected in our reality. We seek to live out God’s justice in all that we do, respectfully serving all according to their needs.

Gratitude: We are mindful of and grateful for the diverse contributions of those who care for our community. These contributions include but are not limited to time, skills, financial resources, and presence.

Joy: We cultivate an honest joyful spirit. Recognizing that joy is not always easy, we nonetheless attempt to share joy with all those who come together in this place.

Intentionality: As we plan and carry out our mission, we are committed to embodying our community’s values, which are rooted in our experience of God’s mercy and love.


Lutheran Campus Ministry wouldn’t be possible without the generous donations of individuals and congregations who support this ministry. Lutheran Campus Ministry of Madison is a qualified 501(c)3 organization and your donation is tax deductible. You will receive a letter confirming your donation. Please show your support by making your tax-deductible donation today.
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