February 2020
Assembly Ambassador Monthly Toolkit
For use in your bulletins, newsletters, social media, and worship 
Church Together Toolkit
In coordination with your congregational leadership, please share these  stories and insights with your congregation , ideally in worship, but also through other communication channels, through faith formation opportunities, etc.
Please seek ways to  share the stories of your congregation’s ministry and witness with the rest of us as you network with other Church Together Ambassadors  in exploring additional avenues for passing along the energy and enthusiasm generated when we gather in Assembly.
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Bishop Gonia: Campus Ministry
Campus ministry is a long-standing expression of our church’s investment in young adult leaders. Given the changing nature of both the church and higher education, it’s not surprising that our campus ministry commitment continues to evolve as well. In the Rocky Mountain Synod, your generosity support ten different initiatives with college and university students, each with its own style and emphasis. Active collaboration with local congregations and ecumenical partners plays a growing role as we discover how the gifts, vision and questions of our young adult leaders continues to shape our church’s calling to a both/and life of cross-shaped grace.
Mission Moment: Meet our Campus Ministries!

Pastor Zach Parris
Megan Sawyer

Pastor Janet Kettering (Interim)

Colorado State University , Fort Collins, CO
Pastor Paul Judson

Auraria Campus Ministry
University of Colorado Denver Metro State, Community College of Denver, Denver, CO
Ihoby Rakotamalala

University of Denver , Denver, CO
Liza Hanson

Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO
Pastor Kaila Armbruster

University of New Mexico , Albuquerque, NM
Pastor Bre Roberts

New Mexico State University , Las Cruces, NM
Pastor Jared Carson

Pastor Nathan Keith

Utah State University, Logan, UT
In Transition
Prayers and Hymns
Hymn : ELW 643 We Are All One in Christ (Somos uno en Cristo)

Prayer Petition: God of knowledge and learning, be with those who make campus ministry communities their faith homes during the academic year. Strengthen students, faculty, staff, and campus ministry teams as they study, teach, listen, and discover the joys and challenges of higher education and the journey to whatever vocation you have called them. Empower our campus ministries to be both a place of spiritual support for students and a light to the wider community in the name of Christ.
Activities and Embodied Prayers
Campus Ministry Sunday
Campus Ministry Sunday is February 9 th , but any Sunday in February would be a great time to invite a student or campus minister to come for a visit to preach or lead an adult forum. Consider taking a special offering to support the campus ministry closest to you and/or include our campus ministries in your prayers.

Memory Lane
Invite members to share some of their memories from college or from their young adult years on a bulletin board. Invite young adults in your congregation to share about their life currently.

Guest Speaker
Invite a staff or faculty member from a nearby college or university to share what life is like on campus or to talk about their area of expertise.
Offering Connections (to include in the offering portion of worship)
February 2: Thanks to your mission support, the Campus Ministry Committee along with our Campus Ministers, are able to gather for planning, visioning, and support of current ministry.

February 9: Your gifts provide support for 10 campus ministries across the Rocky Mountain Synod.

February 16:  A portion of the campus ministry budget is dedicated to developing new campus ministry sites. Thank you for helping us support our young adults!

February 23:  Campus ministers gather regionally and nationally for mutual support and education, thanks in part to your mission support. 
Looking Ahead
March : Ecumenical Life
April : Our Life Together as an Interdependent Church
May : Faith Formation
June : Social Ministry Organizations
July : Congregational Life
August : Educate, Equip, Enact (3E)