Religion and Spirituality

Luther College welcomes everyone, regardless of their religious commitments. In addition to rich worship opportunities, College Ministries at Luther offers spiritual care, faith conversations, and unconditional support. We are here to walk with you on your journey of faith and learning.

A College of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Luther College is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. College Ministries reflects the ELCA posture of “rooted and open.” This means that our grounding in our Lutheran heritage allows us to value open inquiry about faith, life, and the world. The expansive welcome of the ELCA extends to our office. Whoever you are and whatever you believe, you are welcome here!

Learn more about the ELCA

Read more about Luther as a College of the Church

A Reconciling in Christ Ministry

Luther College Ministries supports the full welcome, inclusion, equity and participation of members of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions in all aspects of life and faith on the Luther College campus. The Luther College Student Congregation joined the RIC roster in 1995. The Reconciling in Christ program is a ministry of the grassroots organization, ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation.

Read the full College Ministries Statement of Welcome

Learn more about ReconcilingWorks

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Worship at Luther

Luther College Ministries invites all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends to join in the ongoing worship life of our campus. Our worship is rooted in the Lutheran Christian tradition, but open and expansive in expression.

Interfaith at Luther

The Office for College Ministries is available to students of all faith traditions for support, programming, and conversation.

Local Churches

We encourage students to become active in one of many local church communities.

Get Involved

The Office for College Ministries sponsors, supports, and partners with a variety of student organizations and interest groups. There is something for everyone!

Center for Faith and Life

The Office for College Ministries and most on-campus worship events are housed in the beautiful Center for Faith and Life (CFL). The building was designed to reflect the intentional intersection of faith and learning.

Meet Melissa Bills, Director of Campus Ministries and Campus Pastor

“My hope is that College Ministries is a sign on campus of the love, compassion and hope of God that brings us together and sends us out to care for one another, to seek justice and to care for the world.”

Pastor Mellissa Bills portrait