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Pull up a chair!

2019-08-19T22:25:45-04:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Campus Ministry, Mission Support Stories, News|

Pull up a chair!

“The kingdom of God is a bunch of outcasts and oddballs gathered at a table,” Rachel Held Evans wrote, “not because they are rich or worthy or good, but because they are hungry, and because there’s always room for more.” Held Evans, a 37-year-old best-selling Christian author, tragically died this spring after initially being hospitalized for the flu. The table seemed to be a theme throughout Held Evans’ writing. She was always quick to note that we are not the ones to set the table or prepare the feast. It’s already been given. We simply are invited to pull up a chair and dig in.

LTSS names new rector and dean

2019-02-18T12:15:57-05:00February 4th, 2019|Categories: Campus Ministry|

LTSS names new rector and dean

The Rev. Dr. Mary Hinkle Shore has been announced as the newly appointed rector and dean at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS) of Lenoir-Rhyne University, located in Columbia, South Carolina. Shore will begin her duties in February. In her role as rector and dean, Shore will serve as the lead academic and church administrator for LTSS and work to further develop the seminary to an exemplary status within the ELCA.

Campus ministry going strong

2018-04-18T08:28:25-04:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: Campus Ministry|

By the Rev. Phil Tonnesen, Assistant to the Bishop, NC Synod

As I travel around our synod and across the ELCA I’m often asked why the NC Synod is always at the top of the list in terms of the number of people in the candidacy process preparing for full-time rostered ministry. My answer is simple: because of our camping and conference ministries (Agapé+Kure Beach and Novus Way) and our 12 active campus ministries. Ask any of our candidates where their sense of call was formed and nurtured, and inevitably the response will be, “Well, I served on summer staff at Agapé or Lutherock,” or “I moved to Chapel Hill to begin my studies at UNC and I received a personal invitation from