Live On by the numbers

$2,790,711: Value of funds invested in ELCA Foundation Pooled Trust A at June 30, 2017. $889,151: Grants awarded since inception of the Gulf Coast Synod endowment in 1999. 49: Candidates for rostered leadership (pastors and deacons) who have received financial aid from the Synod’s endowment. SIX: Colleges served by the Synod’s Lutheran Campus Ministries— Rice […]

Board approves grants for seminarians, campus ministry and new starts

The Live On board approved financial aid for eight clergy candidates and increased funding for the campus ministry programs when it approved grants from the Gulf Coast Synod’s $2.7 million endowment. Live On awards grants that are aligned with established priorities—seminary scholarships, campus ministry, mission development and seed money for innovative and emerging ministry ideas. […]

Treehouse at Texas A&M and Blinn: Centered in grace and growing

By Pastor Mindy Roll The 2016-2017 school year was excellent for Treehouse, the Lutheran Campus Ministry at Texas A&M and Blinn College; it was so good that we ran out of meeting space and needed to hire more staff! A Lutheran approach to the world—centered in grace, nuanced in thinking, and focused on our neighbors—is […]

LSU: pilgrimage, sacred meals

By Pastor Mike Button Over the last twelve months we’ve had 10 students and young adults regularly participating in Lutheran Campus Ministry at Louisiana State University. Last summer, four students, Nancy Heck from St. Paul Lutheran Church and I joined the synod’s Peru pilgrimage. Our students had a great time traveling and working alongside a […]

HLCM: Message of grace at Rice, UH

By Pastor Janelle Rozek Hooper Most of us hadn’t painted with our fingers in years. We are college students and adult board members who were asked to draw, mold clay and—yes—paint with our fingers and brushes as we prayerfully discerned our future as Houston Lutheran Campus Ministry. We have been in interim status for a […]