Church Together Toolkit

In coordination with your pastor and 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
Given that Martin Luther was a university professor, it’s no surprise that campus ministry remains a strong commitment of our church! Campus ministry brings together our ELCA commitment to faith formation and vocation by creating a space for students to explore the role faith plays in their vocational discernment. Campus ministry also provides a Word and Sacrament anchor for students and staff as they learn, share and serve the broader community together. Thanks to your generosity, our seven current Rocky Mountain Synod campus ministry sites will soon be joined by three new initiatives, all helping to unleash the gifts and leadership of young adults.
Mission Moment
New Campus Ministry Site in Downtown Denver!
. Auraria Campus Ministry is a newly-forming, missionally-minded ministry for young adults in Denver - centered at the Auraria Campus for Higher Education and supported by the RMS, ELCA Youth and Young Adults grant, Holy Trinity Lutheran (Littleton) and House for All Sinners and Saints (Denver). We are excited to develop this important ministry that seeks to foster inclusive community and leadership development among students. With the start of the new year and semester, we will gather weekly over a shared meal and will offer regular presence on campus of lay-led pastoral support.
Mission Moment Image: Students from Colorado campus ministries travel together to the annual Lutheran Student Movement gathering in Memphis.
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.
Offering Connections
(to include in the offering portion of worship)
February 3: Thanks to your mission support, the RMS Campus Ministry Committee along with our Campus Pastors, are able to gather for planning, visioning, and support of current ministry.
February 10: Your gifts provide support for 7 campus ministries in all 5 states of the Rocky Mountain Synod.
February 17: A portion of our synod campus ministry budget is dedicated to developing new campus ministry sites. Thank you for helping us support our young adults!
February 24:   Campus pastors gather regionally and nationally for mutual support and
education, thanks in part to your mission support.