Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry

College is tough. You need Jesus. We’ll help.

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Campus Ministry works through LCMS U, an initiative to connect and support Lutheran students as they head off to college and face countless challenges to their biblical worldview, doctrine, ethics and practices.

LCMS U chapters

LCMS U is a campus ministry program for students of universities, colleges and/or trade schools. Chapters are located on campuses throughout the United States.

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Get your custom LCMS U Logo

Get your custom LCMS U logo

You can request a custom LCMS U logo that incorporates your local school colors. Just submit your request via this online form.

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Campus ministry resources are available on, where you can find articles, devotions and Bible studies. LCMS Young Adult Ministry provides resources for Christian young adults and their churches to connect to Christ and each other while encouraging them to live out their faith.

Campus Ministry Conference

LCMS U Staff Conference

Under the theme “Engaging the Collegiate Mind,” the 2023 LCMS U Staff Conference was held May 31–June 1 at University Lutheran Chapel in Minneapolis. Information about any future conferences will be posted at a later date.

Campus Connections

Ministry Partners

The following organizations are engaged in campus ministry throughout the LCMS. 


The Student Union Podcast

The Student Union, hosted by Rev. Marcus Zill, is a podcast for college students and those in campus ministry.

Reading Resources from

Concordia Publishing House offers several books to support and engage college students.

Stories from Lutheran Engage the World

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Contact the LCMS

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Ministry Overview

LCMS Campus Ministry supports students, parents, congregations and campus ministries as they seek to bear witness to Christ on our nation’s college campuses.

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How to Help

The LCMS Office of National Mission works within the borders of the United States to support the programs and resources available to congregations, districts, schools, Recognized Service Organizations and other Lutheran organizations.

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Stay Connected

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Mission and Vision

Seven Mission Priorities

The Lutheran Witness Magazine

The Lutheran Witness Magazine

MDFL Resource Center

Making Disciples for Life - Resource Center

Million Dollar Life Match

Ready to expland your congrgation's pro-life ministry? Apply now for the Million Dollar Life Match.

Church Work Recruitment Initiative

Set Apart to Serve

Caring for Ukraine

Ukraine Support

Contact Us

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  Church Info Center: 888-843-5267
  Staff Switchboard: 800-248-1930
  Donor Care Line: 888-930-4438

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The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Inc., including Mission Central (in Mapleton, Iowa), is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity.

A contribution designated (restricted) for a specific purpose, when accepted, will be used only to fund expenses related to that purpose. Occasionally, we may receive more in contributions for a particular purpose than can be wisely applied to it in the foreseeable future or the purpose may cease to be feasible. In these situations, the LCMS will make reasonable attempts to contact contributors to apply their contribution toward another aspect of ministry that aligns closely the contributor’s goals and values. If a contributor cannot be contacted, the LCMS will use the gift to meet a similar pressing need that most closely matches the contributor's original intent.

Consistent with Synod Board policy and in recognition of a more challenging economic and philanthropic/fundraising environment due to inflationary pressure, not more than 12.5 percent of any charitable contribution will be allocated to administering gifts and communicating with contributors (compared to a not-more-than ceiling of 10.5 percent the previous fiscal year). Contributions received and accepted by the LCMS are deemed to be in agreement with this statement.

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