In a collaboration between Concordia University Chicago (CUC) and Lutheran Church Charities, on Tuesday, December 6, we jointly hosted a Volunteer Ministry Fair at the University.
The goal was to introduce students to some of the multicultural, urban, and suburban ministries that they may not be aware of; offer students short-term or longer-term volunteer opportunities where they can check out and experience various ministries under the tutelage of seasoned ministry partners; and offer LCC Ministry Partners the opportunity to engage potential volunteers face to face to talk about what their ministry does and how these potential volunteers can make a difference in the lives of the people they serve.
Nine Ministry Partners participated in the fair. For many of the students, it was their first time learning about the following ministries:
Breakfast With Baby - St. Paul, Mount Prospect
Breakfast With Baby - Our Savior, Carol Stream
Voice of Care Ministry
Tabor Lutheran Church - Chicago
Salam Christian Fellowship
Redeeming Life Outreach Ministry
Exodus World Services
Trinity Lutheran Church – Galewood, Chicago
Vida Y Fe Church - East Dundee
A special thank you to Concordia University Chicago for making the Volunteer Ministry Fair possible. Thank you to all our Ministry Partners who came out to meet the students and help make this first Volunteer Ministry Fair a success.