youth and family resources

Eastern North dakota campus ministries

ELCA campus ministry is a Lutheran ministry for students, faculty, staff and others on campus.  We are a church this is energized by lively engagement in our faith and life and the mission of campus ministry is to invite people in academic setting to engage more deeply with the teaching of Jesus Christ and fulfill their vocation as disciples.

Eastern ND Synod has 2 campus ministries: Crossroads Campus Ministry at NDSU and Christus Rex at UND

Synod youth trip to new orleans, la


For Sr High Students (currently in Grades 9-12)

Organize a group from your congregation and join us for our synod summer trip. We do all the organizing of the trip; you just organize your group! Congregations must send an adult leader(s) with their group or pay for an adult leader spot on the trip.

(Suggested ratio is 1 adult leader for every 7 youth)



$850*/person (youth & adult). 

Includes transportation from Fargo, ND, all lodging, service projects, trip t-shirt, and two additional group events in NOLA.

(*cost based on 40 attendees – price may decrease or increase slightly depending on registration)



July 25: depart at Messiah Lutheran Church (2010 Elm St N, Fargo)

            Overnight: Springfield/Branson, MO area (lodging in hotel)

July 26: travel to New Orleans Area:
               Camp Hope

               7265 West Street Bernard Hwy

               Arabi, LA

July 27-30: lodging/service projects with Camp Hope

July 31: depart NOLA travel to Tennessee

            Overnight: lodging in hotel

August 2: home



Kim Adams

Youth & Young Adult Ministry Coordinator. EaND Synod

INTERESTED? Join us for an interest meeting (via online meeting platform: Zoom) for congregation trip organizers/leaders Tuesday, February 25, 11 am &/or Monday, March 2 – 7:00 pm.

E-mail Kim to get the zoom link sent to you. (Meeting is for adult leaders; this meeting is not intended for youth/parents)

2021 elca youth gathering

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 out their faith in their daily lives. 

The ELCA Youth Gathering team recently announced the theme of the 2021 Gathering, "boundless: God beyond measure," based on Ephesians 3:19.  The Gathering will take place in Minneapolis, MN June 29-July 3, 2021

More information

campus ministry sunday

Campus Ministry Sunday 2019 was held October 6th

Thanks to all who participated!


Prayers - prepared by Christus Rex student leader, Julene Hawkins

Bulletin Insert

Sermon - prepared by Kim Adams - please email her for a copy

Past resources


Campus Ministry Sunday was recognized on October 7, 2018

Resources created specifically for Campus Ministry Sunday by Crossroads Ministry at NDSU and Christus Rext at UND:

Liturgy - prepared by Pr. Dave Adams, to lift up the joint theme of "Be Loved"

Prayers - prepared by UND Senior Bryce Bommersbach

Sermon - preacher Kathy Fick of UND

VIDEO Sermon

Giving envelopes always available at synod office