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To Encourage Further Support for Campus Ministry

February 13th, 2013 No comments

Here are a couple of additional resolved’s that could be added to the below overture, and/or worded a bit better. RESOLVED, that the LCMS encourage the title holders of existing campus ministry Chapels to regard these properties as sacred trusts on behalf of the Church at large, and to retain them for posterity, to the glory of God. RESOLVED, that the LCMS encourage its districts to support existing campus ministries.     To Encourage Further Support for Campus Ministry Whereas, all university students are faced with unique challenges to their faith by the dominant secular, anti-Christian, culture so prevalent on   More…

Campus Ministry Announcement

August 15th, 2012 No comments

Text from Facebook: Join us in upholding in prayer Pastor Ian Pacey, Pastor Jay Winters and Pastor Marcus Zill, new campus ministry coordinators for the LCMS affirmed today in chapel. We pray the Lord blesses their efforts to strengthen and support campus ministry, a vital lifeline for Lutheran students on college campuses. Here is the actual story from the LCMS Reporter released today. This is coming in the wake of ULC being evicted by their district and having their home church building destroyed.  I would call this some fruit of the attention that campus ministry has had as a result   More…

Campus Ministry Update from the Pacific Southwest

Typically I write for Brothers of John the Steadfast on apologetics, an area of special interest. However, in this article I take a brief diversion from the regular scheduled apologetics column to report on another area that is near and dear to my pastoral formation and ongoing work in the community. And this is no unnecessary diversion. Apologetics and campus ministry have a symbiotic relationship. A great many conversations I engage in at local campuses (UCLA, Goldenwest College, etc.) employ apologetics to some degree or another. Furthermore, recent events in Lutheran campus ministry nationwide – i.e. the sale and desacrilization of ULCMN – cannot   More…

Great Stuff — ULC (MN) Final Services and Thoughts

June 30th, 2012 2 comments

Posted by Pastor Marcus Zill on facebook:   In case you haven’t seen all of it yet, the following page contains a lot of great links to everything (pics, video, bulletin, sermon) related to the closing service at ULC in Minneapolis. I would like to publicly say how proud I am of both ULC and Pastor David Kind for the manner in which they have handled everything over the course of this past year and a half. They have been resolute where they must, yet charitable where they could, in the face of an unspeakable and unwarranted cross, brought on   More…

Steadfast Media Pick of the Week — A Pick from the Archives

June 28th, 2012 No comments

A Pick from the Archives This week’s pick is from the pre-cancelation days of Issues, Etc. and it’s a Sunday night national show on campus ministry with Pr. Marcus Zill. Pr. Zill discusses the challenges of campus ministry from the perspectives of the church, the students, and parents. World views, homosexuality, and faith challenges are just a few of the topics discussed. At ~15:30 of the first hour Pr. Zill tells a story about how he and his congregation faced the controversy that ensued after the murder of Matthew Shepard. Most importantly, Pr. Zill talks about how campus ministry keeps   More…

Brick and Mortar

Note: This article was originally written in February, 2012 shortly after the PSW Board of Directors placed the ULC at UCLA on its sale list. Sadly, the latest news from the ULC at UMN is heartwrenching; their last service will be held this coming Sunday, June 24th, 2012. Lord, have mercy on our campus ministries and the pastors and people involved. There is a pernicious myth being fed to the people of the Church lately. It has been used by many church bureaucrats past and present (probably future too) to initiate, support and promote the latest trend in church-growth a-Sacramental “ministries”. And most recently it has also   More…

Steadfast on Campus — A Cry for Help and a Wish List

Your graduating seniors are heading off to college.  They’re leaving the herd and the lion is waiting. For some of them, this may be the last time sitting in the pew of a Lutheran church—it may be the last time they’re in church- period!  Believe me, BELIEVE ME, we need to help them find a confessional Lutheran church home away from home. I don’t know the stats.  But I do know from the school of experience that many of our Lutheran students are finding their way to other churches of other confessions (or no confessions!). Their new friends on campus   More…

Just over 30 days to go and ULC is still conducting faithful ministry in their building.

March 29th, 2012 2 comments

I just received word that tonight the saints of ULC have joined for a momentous occasion in the life of the congregation as well as in the lives of six catechumens who are being examined in order to be confirmed (Confirmation will be on April 7th during the Easter Vigil there).  Thank God for such a blessing to the congregation. These catechumens represent longstanding children who were baptized at ULC and continued to be raised in the life of that congregation.  Often with the strong emphasis on the campus ministry side of ULC we forget that there are families that   More…

Steadfast On Campus — A Common Order

March 23rd, 2012 20 comments

I couldn’t help but follow the discussion on BJS concerning the topic of worship wars titled “Every Sunday Pro-Choice Sunday?” (Who cares that it’s March Madness!—I’m becoming a BJS addict and I admit it.) This topic captivated me because of its relation to campus ministry! Campus ministry, in my own experience, is where we really see the benefit of a common order of service. Having a common order, with less variety would be most beneficial for the sake of unity and edification of our people—especially college students. Luther agrees with me, or vice versa. He exhorted the Livonians, “Therefore, when   More…