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Seeking 'Higher Ground' in Texas

ELCA campus ministry brings them back, again and again

Adam Bader's mom scattered "Higher Ground" campus ministry flyers around his room as he prepared to leave for Texas State University, San Marcos. "It was a little obvious," the sophomore says with a grin.

As school started, Sarah Mulholland was "dealing with a lot of things" when she found just half of a Higher Ground brochure in her dorm hallway. "I came to Higher Ground one night, and I sort of wanted to come back," the sophomore says. "So I did, and then I wanted to come back again and again."

Like nine out of 10 ELCA youth who attend college, Bader and Mulholland go to a public university. Both found something important at Higher Ground, the Lutheran-Episcopal campus ministry program at Texas State. For eight weeks last fall the two took part in a pilot run for Windows of Faith, a Lutheran program of faith formation for young adults. The program is intended for use by ELCA campus ministries and congregations.


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