Lutheran Campus Ministry is connected to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)! We're a part of one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States. The ELCA is a church that has a living, daring confidence in God's grace.
Grace is the hope, forgiveness, joy and new life that is always, always available to us in God. We believe one of the ways grace announces itself in our lives is through faith. For us, faith comes through hearing the good news of God in Jesus:
We welcome you to join this community of faith regardless of your age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, life experience, complexities and questions. You have a unique story that can only add to the richness of the larger story that makes up the ELCA and Lutheran Campus Ministry. You don't need to believe what we believe to belong! There is a place for you here!
What is Bemidji Lutheran Campus Ministry all about?
"Lutheran Campus Ministry is here to be a community of support and connection. We know college can be a tough time, especially for our spiritual lives. Our hope is to facilitate a creative, fun, life-giving and Spirit filled space for you to connect with God and others!" - Pastor Emily Papke-Larson, current Campus Pastor of LCM Bemidji.
"Lutheran Campus Ministry is an organization set out to help students grow in their faith as well as provide a place for students to hang out and have fun with fellow students." - Pastor Jim Holthus (a.k.a. "PJ"), former Campus Pastor of LCM Bemidji.