Ministry Story: Lunch With C.S. Lewis
by the Rev. Andrew Rollins, Chaplain, St. Alban's, Baton Rouge
For the past thirteen years, St. Alban's Chapel on the LSU campus has hosted a weekly free and hot lunch open to all LSU students. Over the years, we have honed an effective formula for reaching out and connecting with a wide variety of students on this campus. These lunches draw as many as 200 students each week who enjoy a free, hot lunch served by members of St. Alban's Chapel. The goal of these lunches has always been to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in a winsome and engaging manner. A short talk on "mere Christianity" is always given by the chaplain. Many international students now attend. These lunches cost around $500 each and are supported by individuals and churches from this diocese and beyond. Many former students make gifts to support the lunches.
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Donations are always gratefully received at St. Alban's Chapel, 5261 Highland Road, PMB 376, Baton Rouge, LA 70808-6547.