• College Ministries Mission:

    In the spirit of Beloved community, we: Welcome everyone. Work for justice. Walk with students in their journey of faith and learning.

College Ministries at Luther

College Ministries welcomes everyone, regardless of their religious commitments. We walk with students in their journey of faith and learning through accompaniment, both personally and through meaningful program offerings. We work on behalf of the common good by getting involved in justice issues through advocacy both on and off campus. 

You are invited to connect with Pastor Melissa Bills for faith conversations, spiritual care, or just to get acquainted.

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 Luther College is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, a denomination of more than 3 million members in nearly 9000 congregations across the United States and the Caribbean region. Learn more about the ELCA and about ELCA core beliefs.

Luther College is a member of the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities (NECU). Learn more about the commitments of NECU institutions through the document Rooted and Open: The Common Calling of the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities.

College Ministries reflects the ELCA posture of "rooted and open," meaning that our grounding in our Lutheran heritage allows us to value open inquiry about faith, life, and the world. The expansive welcome of the ELCA extends to our office - whoever you are and whatever you believe, you are welcome here!

Learn more about Luther as a College of the Church.

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Responding to God's reconciling work, the Luther College Student Congregation is a Reconciling in Christ Congregation (RIC), affirming our welcome to people of all sexual orientations and identities to participate fully in our ministry.  The student congregation joined the RIC roster in 1995. The Reconciling in Christ program is a ministry of ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation.