students attending Madison schools
Madison students contacted by LCM
Did you know that in Fall 2023, over 15,000 students will begin college for the first time in our synod-sponsored campus ministry locations and nearly 4 million across the country? For many of them, it will be their first year away from their families and the familiar comfort of friends. What if, during their college years, they found a community of faith on campus that would affirm and care for them and help them to grow close to God as they discern their future?
Here at Lutheran Campus Ministry in Madison, it is our privilege to minister to students through worship, faith formation, and pastoral care. While their time with us is short, their experiences and the decisions they make during this time profoundly impact their futures.
All across our country, students are cared for by ELCA Campus Ministry sites at over 140 colleges and universities, including UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, and UW-Whitewater.
I am writing to ask for your help. As you know, campus ministry sites do not receive enrollment information from the schools we serve, which means the only way ELCA Campus Pastors and Ministers can reach out to your college students is if YOU provide us their information. Our Campus Connect Project makes this so easy! It’s just three steps:
- You collect the names, contact information, and schools that your congregation’s college students are planning to attend this next school year.
- You send that information to us in whatever way is easiest for you!
- On your behalf, we share your students’ names and contact information with campus ministry staff at the school they attend.
When you participate, your students will be personally invited to participate in an ELCA Campus Ministry that will care for them, walk with them, and equip them during their college years and beyond.
We can’t do this without you! In this mailing, you will find a form you can fill out and return to LCM. If you prefer, you can submit this information online using the webform at www.luminelca.org/refer-a-student/, or email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide as much information as you can for all of your college students (not just incoming freshmen).
If you need any help, please reach out to Brittany, our Administrator, at email@example.com. You’ll be hearing from her periodically over the summer as we continue to encourage and help you participate in the Campus Connect Project. Contact Brittany if you would like materials such as a bulletin insert or content you can share on social media.
Thank you for your partnership as we accompany students in their journeys of faith.
Covenant & Partner Congregations
Lutheran Campus Ministry is supported by many generous congregations in Wisconsin, and by the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin – ELCA.
We are grateful to the many congregations who support the work of Lutheran Campus Ministry year after year. Partner congregations have designated support of $1000 or more to campus ministry in their annual budgets. Supporting congregations are those who have sent gifts to Lutheran Campus Ministry in the current or previous fiscal year.
In addition to providing financial support, Partner Congregations support Lutheran Campus Ministry by providing meals, volunteers, and in-kind support. They also help to connect their congregation’s UW Students to campus ministry. Partner Congregations invite the Campus Pastor to share an update from the pulpit once per year and share information with their congregations regularly about the impact of campus ministry.
Advent Lutheran Church – Madison
Bethel Lutheran Church – Madison
Christ Lutheran Church – Stoughton
Lake Edge Lutheran Church – Madison
Luther Memorial Church – Madison
McFarland Lutheran Church – McFarland
Messiah Lutheran Church – Madison
Midvale Community Lutheran Church – Madison
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church – Sun Prairie
St. James Lutheran Church – Verona
St. John’s Lutheran Church – Prairie du Sac
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church – Middleton
Trinity Lutheran Church – Fort Atkinson
Zion Lutheran Church – Wausau
Bristol Lutheran Church – Sun Prairie
Covenant Lutheran Church – Stoughton
East Koshkonong Luthern Church – Cambridge
Evangelical Lutheran Church – Mt. Horeb
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church – Madison
Grace Lutheran Church – Cambridge
Peace Lutheran Church – Waunakee
St John Lutheran Church – Oregon
St. John’s Lutheran Church – Johnson Creek
St. Paul – Liberty Lutheran Church – Deerfield
St. Martin’s Lutheran Church – Cross Plains
Trinity Lutheran Church – Madison
Christ Lutheran Church – DeForest
Spring Prairie Lutheran Church – DeForest
St. John’s Lutheran Church – Evansville