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Look Inside – Campus Ministry at 65

Campus Ministry at 65 - Canada Lutheran Magazine - ELCIC
As a new school year begins, Lutheran campus ministry in Canada is turning 65. In 1956, Rev. Don Voigts became a Lutheran chaplain at the University of Alberta and the first Protestant chaplain in a university setting in Canada. At the time, his ministry was deemed on the cutting edge of mission. According to research done by Rev. James Hendrickson to mark the 40th anniversary of Lutheran campus ministry in Canada in 1996, Voigts was so committed to the concept that he sold his car to put a down payment on a house—the first Lutheran Student Centre in the country....
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