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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who should I contact with more questions?