UNIVERSITY LUTHERAN CHAPEL
 

"WE EXIST TO INTRODUCE COLLEGE STUDENTS TO JESUS."

OUR BELIEFS

"We believe in God the Father Almighty; Maker of Heaven and Earth; and in Jesus Christ His only begotten Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven; and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen"

 - The Apostle's Creed

We believe that the Bible is entirely true and the only source of faith.

We believe that the Gospel is truly good news and makes the Christian faith fundamentally different than any other faith.  Jesus’ life and death has saved me from the penalty of my sin.  Jesus’ resurrection and ascension continues to rescue me from the power of my sin.  Jesus’ return will one day deliver me from the presence of all sin.  All of this is pure gift - without my merit or ability to repay God.

We believe that the Gospel motivates us to live in ways that please God.

We are enthusiastically sacramental.  God names us in Baptism and comforts us with His presence and forgiveness in Holy Communion.

We are a campus ministry of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

 

 

OUR IDENTITY

We aren’t defined by what we do. We are defined by what God has done in the person and work of Jesus Christ.  What we do is based upon and motivated by what God has done and who God has made us to be.  The Bible calls us “new creations,”  “beloved,” “sought after.”  All of this was accomplished for us, freely and entirely in Jesus.

We are a family of servant missionaries – learning to follow Jesus together.

Learners: Jesus shapes our thinking and desires through regular contact with His teachings.  We take responsibility for our own development and the development of others.  This happens most often in what we call Bible Huddles and shared life together.  We teach each other how to pray by regularly pray walking on campus together.

Family: We are children of God who live and care for each other as a family, brothers and sisters. The mark of Gospel community is sacrificial love for one another.

Missionaries: Jesus sends his family and followers on the mission of restoration all things to Himself.   We are made agents of reconciliation, sharing the message of hope in Jesus. We speak the good news to others and we participate in sharing the good news by serving.

Servant: Seeing need, offering strength – all kindness is the overflow of Jesus’ love for us.

OUR LEADERS 

Equipping disciples for the work of ministry. Every disciple is a full-time minister.

Pastor Bill Steinbauer "PB" Campus Pastor  pb@lutheranchapel.org

Pastor Bill Steinbauer "PB"

Campus Pastor 

pb@lutheranchapel.org

Mark Meyer Director of International Student Ministry     

Mark Meyer

Director of International Student Ministry 

 

 

OUR FACILITY

The building is open from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM during the semester. We close early over holidays and when school is not in session. The building is open for studying, playing ping-pong, pool, listening to music, watching television, pottery, cooking, praying, or just hanging out. If you or your organization needs to reserve a room for a meeting, party, wedding, etc. please contact Zach Kunz by email at building@lutheranchapel.org.

A variety of organizations and people utilize the building throughout the week. Never assume that a room or time will be available. Only for larger events, or when a janitor is required, do we charge for building use. Please clean-up after your event. After a time and date is reserved, you will receive instructions for cleaning up and to where supplies are kept.

 

 

 

 

 
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WHY RENOVATE?

The Chapel building has been around for many years and has been added on to. However, the space that is currently here has not be kept up to date, nor has it been maintained adequately. For this reason there are many parts of the building that are falling apart and need major help. The biggest problem is how much water comes into the building every time it rains. There are stains all over the basement ceiling, holes cut out of the ceiling, and walls that are cracking as a result of all the rain. Along with water problems the building faces problems of not being handicap accessible, not looking inviting, it has small spaces that homeless people seek shelter in, the central air and boiler are not efficient, and the wiring and electrical are not up to code.

The University Lutheran Chapel is located right on UNL's city campus giving us access to minister to students. It is vital for our presence to remain strong on campus and to grow even more than where we are currently. Young people, especially those of college age, are leaving the church in alarming rates because they don't feel like they are being reached and genuinely cared for. The Chapel is a ministry that can, with the help of a new building, reach many of these college kids who aren't satisfied with their church experience and bring them into a community that wants to invest in them and minister to them on a one to one, heart to heart kind of way.