Luther College is a Reconciling in Christ congregation, affirming our welcome to LGBTQIA+ persons to fully participate in our ministry. United in opposing all forms of violence or discrimination, we are committed to welcoming all people into our congregation.Read our philosophy
College Ministries walks with students in their journeys of faith and learning. We listen to students' stories, encourage reflection, and develop gifts for leadership and service to the common good. At Luther and beyond, we are a catalyst for God’s justice, peace and care for all creation.
“What makes working with College Ministries a unique and delightful experience for me, is the recognition of all people as a people of God. As an ethnic minority and non-Lutheran Christian, it means a lot to me, and people of other minor groups, to serve in an environment where the gospel of inclusion is not only preached but also practiced.”
— Menzi Nkambule ‘18
College Ministries serves the Luther College Community, congregations, and ministries of the church. College Ministries walks with students in their journeys of faith and learning. We listen to students' stories, encourage reflection, and develop gifts for leadership and service to the common good. At Luther and beyond, we are a catalyst for God’s justice, peace and care for all creation.
What would it take to create a place where everyone is welcome, everyone is needed? For starters, it would take God's vision of the church—a feast where we are strengthened by encounters with God and one another and then sent out for the sake of the world. Everyone has a place at the table; everyone has something to offer.
Get involved and participate in worship as together we seek to explore, experience, and live out God's vision for the church! At College Ministries, our convictions run deep enough that we can invite others to share their story of faith freely and with joy though interfaith talks.
At the core of College Ministries is the Luther College Student Congregation. One of the largest student organizations on campus, the student congregation is led by the college pastors and a group of students elected to serve on the church council.
Pastors are available and welcome meetings if you have any concern or prayers you would like to discuss with them.
College Ministries enriches Luther's partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by serving as a link between the Luther community and congregations, pastors, youth directors, synods, and ELCA organizations.
Learn more about Luther as a College of the Church.
“College Ministries at Luther has offered a place for me to grow and learn in my faith, as well as a safe space for healing through difficult times.” — Jana Mueller ‘19
Learn about upcoming College Ministries events and opportunities on the Weekly Announcements page.
A summary of results from College Ministries' Year of Listening is now available.