Lutheran Student Movement
Making the connection across campuses
Lutheran Student Movement is a student led, Christ driven organization active at the local, regional, and national level created to promote the active participation of students in the life and mission of the Lutheran Church on their campuses, in their communities, and as individuals.
Lutheran Student Movement is a Reconciling in Christ organization. The Lutheran Student Movement affirms that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities share with others the worth that comes from being unique individuals created by God. People of all sexual orientations and gender identities are welcome within the membership of this movement. As members of this movement, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are expected and encouraged to share in the sacramental and general life of this movement. (Resolution 2008-4)
The Lutheran Student Association of America (LSAA, formed in 1922) and many students previously involved with Gamma Delta (formed in 1928 and sponsored by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod) came together in 1969 to create LSM-USA.
The annual national gathering is held over the New Year's Holiday in different cities across the country. It's a time of fun, spiritual development, and discernment.
Internationally LSM-USA has been an associated movement of the World Student Christian Federation since 1922. LSM-USA is diverse in its membership and in the styles of organization that make up the movement on campuses around the country. Joined together in faith, those who make up the movement seek to more clearly understand and advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the exploration of social and spiritual concerns.