Ministry Partner Members

Ministry Partner Members are ELCA or ecumenical organizations collaborating with LOM. Currently, we provide a ministry partner membership for the annual fee of $100.  Ministry Partner benefits include:

  • Use of the LOM Logo on your website with the hope that you will provide a very visible link on your website to the LOM website.
  • A Listing in the Ministry Partner Page of the LOM Website that includes a link to your website.
  • A New Member Announcement in the LOM e-newsletter
  • One “From One of Our Ministry Partner Members” Article in the LOM e-newsletter
  • One Postal Mailing, produced & distributed by you,  using the LOM Mailing list

For more information, contact:  Don Johnson, executive director, Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, at or 603-848-9904.  To become a Ministry Partner member of Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, please send a check for $100 payable to Lutheran Outdoor Ministries with a notation that it’s for a Ministry Partner membership to Jon Skogen, LOM Administrator, 1218 W. Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60613.  Our current ministry partners for 2018 include:

ALDE inspires, educates, and mentors the Christian fundraising community to spark generosity for mission. We are an international community of fundraising, marketing, communications, and nonprofit leadership professionals rooted in the Lutheran tradition of the Christian faith and dedicated to serving God’s people in the church and the world. Join us this February-March for the IGNITE Conference: Minneapolis 2018 and learn how to ignite mission success with transformational fundraising and effective communications – Learn more about ALDE at


The best and brightest students at the seven ELCA Seminaries have some connection to an outdoor ministry.  Thank you for continued partnership and for continually identifying and nurturing candidates for ministry.



Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.

As young people desire and struggle to find someone to become, somewhere to belong and something to do, the Gathering seeks to be a ministry that helps define some of that or at least open up pathways of discovery. Ultimately, we want youth to understand the fierce love that God has for them, just as they are, and that by grace, through faith, they have been saved. When young people (or really any age person!) truly claim this reality, it indeed changes everything.



LuMin is the new term, developed by the Lutheran Campus Ministry Network, that serves as an identifier for the campus ministry programs of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  LuMin points to the association of ELCA campus ministry programs that seek to be inclusive faith communities celebrating God’s love and grace on 230 college and university campuses throughout the country.



Lutheran Volunteer Corps is a faith-based, full-time service & leadership program operating in 13 cities across the U.S. Our mission: to unite people to work for peace with justice. We do this by placing 90 Volunteers in full-time positions at social justice organizations for a year. All our Volunteers live together in intentional community, practicing simple & sustainable living, while exploring spirituality. LVC offers all Volunteers housing, living stipend, health insurance and two weeks vacation.


Lutheran World Relief has a program called “Farmers Market Coffee” that they believe is one of the most tangible ways that camps and conference centers can engage with them in their ministry of hospitality.  LWR Farmers Market Coffee is a new line of coffee sourced directly from farmers participating in Lutheran World Relief projects. Every delicious cup helps transform poor communities that depend on their coffee crop to feed their families. With LWR Farmers Market Coffee, farmers aren’t just suppliers of coffee beans, they are partners in the coffee business. Farmers are given a stable, predictable, and high price upfront for their beans. Go to to learn more about how you can serve your camp’s guests delicious coffee that makes a real difference. For more information contact Brandi Monroe-Payton at .

The Mission Investment Fund, a financial ministry of the ELCA, provides loans for the capital projects of ELCA congregations and ministries.  MIF has financed the construction and renovation of a number of Lutheran outdoor ministries’ camp buildings, cabins and retreat centers, and we are honored to partner with you on these special projects.  MIF funds these loans with the investments we offer to ELCA congregations, ministries and members.  For more information about the investments and loans of the Mission Investment Fund, please call Don Hallberg at 708-822-4921 or email him at

The Outreach Program

Donate. 25 cents feeds a kid, $1 a family of 4. Money raised turns into people fed.  Volunteer.  We need hands to put the meals together. The average person can package 160 meals an hour. Volunteer hours needed are determined by the amount of money raised. Every $40 funds one hour of packaging for one person.  Receive.  Once packaged, the meals are given—free of charge—to regional food banks, local pantries, and school backpack programs.  The group that raises the money and raises up the volunteers decides 100% where the meals go. The vast majority stay in the county in which they were packaged.  Like and Share:

As an ELCA ministry, Portico Benefit Services offers health, retirement, disability, and survivor plans to help rostered leaders and lay employees strengthen their well-being. Portico strives to empower our plan members to live well for life — physically, financially, and emotionally. By living well as whole people of God, we can better enhance the lives of others — doing God’s work in Christ’s name for the sake of the world. Consider partnering with Portico Benefit Services to provide benefits to your employees.

Service! Intentional Community! Simplicity! Spirituality! Urban Servant Corps is a year-long, ELCA-affiliated, full-time volunteer program that allows for personal growth and professional development. Urban Servant Corps volunteers live in intentional community while serving at a non-profit organization providing direct service. USC volunteers are dedicated to social justice, a simpler way of life, faith exploration, and accompanying those who are most in need in the Denver community.