Articles on "Higher Education"
Christian Formation and Vocation
by Donald A. Wisner
This campus ministry helps students hear God's call to vocation through the art of mentoring.
The College-Related Church: Collaboration for the Future
by Ernest L. Simmons, Jr.
What do those who minister in our centers of higher learning expect from the congregations of our church? The author looks toward a "college- related" church as our churches collaborate with our ministries in higher education.
Educating for Life
by Guy Erwin
At California Lutheran University, where I teach religion and history, there has been much conversation among faculty and administrators over the last few years about questions of vocation and identity. Like many of our partner ELCA-affiliated colleges and universities, we have been asking ourselves two major questions: "What does it mean to be a Lutheran university in this place and time?" and "How do we educate our students in such a way as to nurture in them a sense of their vocation in the world?"
ELCA Colleges / Congregation Connections
Institutions for higher learning in the ELCA do more than educate the students who walk through their doors. Two universities tell their stories of how they are bringing useful resources into area congregations for the equipping and enriching of the saints there.
Facing the First Year
by Beth Platz and Larry L. Meyer
Congregations, with the resources of faith and care, can help their students maneuver through the first year of higher education.
Faith and learning in the Northwest
by Richard Rouse and Dennis Sepper
How the ELCA's Pacific Lutheran University, situated in the northwest United States, faces the mix of cultures, traditions, and faiths.
Food for Thought
by Laura Wind
Congregation-based campus ministry at its best enriches all involved — the congregation, the college or university, and the students. Food (of several kinds) plays a big part in this North Carolina congregation’s program.
Making the Congregational Connection
by Nancy J. Conner and Dennis G. Sepper
Students, while away from their "home" congregation, are still a part of your community. Here are some guidelines to help your congregation minister to them.
by Andrew F. Weisner
Our colleges and universities provide a variety of opportunities to help sustain students' spiritual lives. One of our ELCA schools, Lenoir-Rhyne College, takes its cue from our rich Word and sacrament heritage.
Take Care of My Loved Ones
by Judith Ann Cobb
Going away to college can be a stress-filled experience for young people and for those in homes and congregations who have nurtured them. The nurturing can and should continue on campus.
by Joanne S. Richmond
In the midst of academic and campus life, students are facing the fires of life's tests. A faithful God promises the strength to endure.
Welcoming Home to God
by Jesse David Hill
Claiming one's identity as a child of Christ and listening to God's voice are the foci of Ohio State's Lutheran campus ministry.