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Grant allows LCM to expand its work with Minot State students

Lutheran Campus Ministry at Minot State University has received a grant of $100,000 to explore more deeply its role in helping university students reflect on faith and calling in their lives. Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded the grant as part of its national Campus Ministry Theological Exploration of Vocation Initiative to strengthen the work of campus ministries serving public university campuses.

“Lutheran Campus Ministry is excited to offer new opportunities for MSU students to explore their understanding of vocation,” said Christoph Schmidt, LCM pastor at MSU. “The programs funded by this grant will help university students identify their gifts, nurture their callings and better understand the role of faith in their lives.”

Recently, LCM hired Rev. Robyn Eddy as its vocational internship director. Eddy will oversee LCM’s Vocational Internship Program, which will place MSU student interns within five ELCA congregations in Minot, Bethany Lutheran, Bread of Life Lutheran, Christ Lutheran, First Lutheran and Zion Lutheran. These student interns will receive direct ministry experience under the mentorship of local faith leaders.

In addition to the internship program, the grant funds will finance summer camp scholarships and LCM’s Spring Break vocation trips.

LCM has served Minot State students for more than 75 years. LCM is a ministry of the Western North Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

For questions, contact Schmidt at or 509-6318.



Published: 04/08/16

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