We are excited to announce that the Lutheran Student Movement U.S.A. will once again be hosting a National Gathering. Check out some additional details below. Additionally, keep checking back here for updates . To register for the National Gathering, fill out the online registration form here.
LSM Gathering Q&A
Who can attend?
Any student who identifies with the Lutheran tradition is part of the Lutheran Student Movement and therefore is invited to attend this gathering!
When and where is the gathering taking place?
The gathering will take place Dec. 30, 2015- Jan. 2, 2016 at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. Check-in for the gathering will take place from noon to 3:00 pm on Dec. 30th so please plan to arrive in that window. Closing worship for the gathering will take place the morning of Jan. 2nd.
What is the gathering theme?
This year’s gathering theme is ‘Envisioning a New Creation.’ A new creation can be thought of on many levels from the world to the Church to campuses to the new life of the Lutheran Student Movement. We will have some awesome guest speakers to guide us in these conversations. In the meantime, check out this video as Lutheran Campus Ministry students share their thoughts on the Windy City and what a new creation might look like.
What will we be doing at the gathering?
There is lots of fun and thought-provoking conversation planned for the gathering. Highlights will include discussions on justice led by Dr. Ray Pickett, time to explore Chicago, workshops/working groups, service projects, worship, and a rockin’ New Year’s Eve Party! Plus, there will be plenty of time to mingle and hang out with other people at the gathering! Click on the link to view the National Lutheran Student Gathering Schedule.
How can I register?
Online registration forms can be found here. Registration will be open through December 1st, 2015.
How much does it cost to attend the gathering?
Registration for the gathering is $200 per person. This covers everything except dinner one night on the town and transportation. Please makes checks payable to “LCM-CU” and send them to Lutheran Campus Ministry 1001 13th Street Boulder, CO 80302 by Dec. 1st, 2015.
What are the workshops?
There will be two workshop sessions during which time participants will have the opportunity to learn about what their peers are doing at campuses across the country. Workshops will be led by students, staff, and guests and may cover topics ranging from food justice, social media, race, economic inequality, to the role of college students in the Church. It’s a great opportunity to have conversations, develop action plans, and learn how we can do campus ministry better!
What should I do if I’m interested in leading a workshop?
If you’re interested in leading a workshop or looking for additional information, you can fill out a proposal here.
How do we get to the Lutheran School of Theology Chicago?
If you are arriving at Midway International Airport, take bus 55 eastbound to University Ave. The seminary will be on the northwest corner of the intersection. If you are arriving at O’Hare International Airport, take the Blue Line train towards Forest Park. Get off at the Jackson stop and transfer to the Red Line towards 95th. Get off at the Garfield stop and take bus 55 east towards the Museum of Science and Industry. Get off at University Ave; the seminary will be on the northwest corner of the intersection. For driving directions, visit the LSTC directions page here.
Where will we be sleeping?
Participants will be housed in various places including the Youth and Mission Center at Lutheran School of Theology Chicago, the Conference Center at LSTC, and other places in Hyde Park depending on registration.
What should we bring?
More information to come.
Will we have any free time to explore Chicago?
Yes! On New Year’s day there will be some free time to explore the city and have a meal out.
Will there be any service component at the gathering?
Absolutely! On New Year’s day everyone will engage in a service activity.
If I’m interested in helping with worship or music, who should I contact?
We are looking for students to help with worship and music, if you have something you would like to contribute please contact Drew Tucker at email@example.com.
Who should I contact with more questions?
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To: All National Student Christian Movements, WSCF
From: Search Committee, World Student Christian Federation (WSCF)
Date: 1 December 2014
Dear National Student Christian Movements,
Re: Announcement for the Re-opening of Application of Female Vice-Chairperson at the WSCF 35th General Assembly, 27 February – 3 March 2015, Columbia
Warm greetings of the Seasons from the Search Committee (SC) of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF)!
The WSCF Executive Committee that met 2 weeks ago in November 2014 has mandated the WSCF Search Committee to re-open the application for the position of the female Vice-Chairperson. We hereby would like to announce that applications are open to all the National Student Christian Movements (SCMs) of WSCF.
The election for the specific post is: Female Vice-Chairperson of WSCF.
Attached are the respective application forms and documents on criteria and responsibilities for this particular position. The elections of Officers including Vice-chairpersons will be conducted at the General Assembly.
Kindly observe and follow the guidelines and information provided in the attached documents. All your communications can be sent directly to the Search Committee, the details of which are provided in the respective forms.
Kindly note the deadline: 10 January 2015 for receiving applications.
Yong Ting Jin
The WSCF Search Committee
LSM USA is in the process of connecting with all of those affiliated with our organization everywhere. We are obviously working to get the regions back together and reviving individual chapters as well. However, we cannot forget about our Alumni and all of the work they have done for LSM USA in the past. We would like to invite the Alumni to once again connect with LSM through several means.
1. We have a new LinkedIn group for LSM Alumni and Current Members. This group is meant to serve as a space for professional networking between and within the two groups. Please join and encourage others to as well.https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=6797739&trk=anet_ug_hm
2. We are reviving our presence on Facebook as well. In addition to actively using our Facebook page, we have now created a Facebook Group that anyone can post in. Please join and encourage others to as well!
3. We are working to put together a monthly newsletter with LSM USA updates that will go out to an email list of interested Alumni. Please continue to fill out our Alumni Survey and make sure to indicate that you would like to receive emails from us.
Please join us once again in the bonds of fellowship through these exciting opportunities.
Peace & Blessings,
Logan B. Boese
Tri-Executive for Regional Affairs & Finance
Calling all students!
If you are interested in spending a week in Detroit over your Spring Break check this out! The Lutheran Student Movement USA will sponsor selected students to spend a week in Detroit as an opportunity to engage with the community prior to the National Youth Gathering. Check out the application that is linked to this post. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I am incredibly humbled to be able to serve the church and all of you in such an amazing capacity. I am greatly looking forward to all of the relationships that will be built amongst the greatest leaders that this organization has to offer. The National Executive Council is looking towards our Regions once again as our base of support. Some of you may have even been contacted recently by me with a request for contact information. It is imperative that we get this vital organization up and running again and healthy regions will get us there. I am on my knees begging for all the information that we have about our Regions currently. Even if you think that your information is outdated it could still help us connect with one another. Finally, if you are an alumni reading this, or a current student, I would like for you to imagine an organization connected from all four corners of the country! That is exactly what we have accomplished before and what we can accomplish once again. Please help us reach our goals and support the mission of the students everywhere.
Peace & Blessings,
Logan B. Boese
Tri-Executive for Regional Affairs & Finance