The title, “Equipping Christian Witnesses,” reflects not only the mission of our institution—to train a corps of Christian witnesses to meet WELS ministry needs—but also the pillars of this campaign.
Hear MLC President Rich Gurgel and others talk about the importance of the ECW campaign, see some students in action, and get an aerial view of our beautiful campus.
MLC broke ground on a new athletic facility, the Betty Kohn Fieldhouse, in April. MLC administration, coaches, and students participated in the event, one which Rev. Richard Gurgel, MLC president, calls a milestone. “For many months God was moving the hearts of our brothers and sisters around the synod —with their gifts and their prayers and their encouragement to others—to build a foundation, a financial one and a spiritual one, for this day,” he says.
A large gift from a donor family finished the funding and allowed construction to begin. The 36,000-square-foot indoor turfed facility, which features large practice areas, baseball/softball batting cages, golf simulators, and locker rooms, will support a year- round physical education curriculum, enable spring sports to practice regularly, allow for additional intramural offerings, and create community connections. Plans are for students to be able to use the new athletic center by the beginning of 2022.
We have created this webpage as a resource to help pastors and other congregational representatives prepare for an ECW Sunday.
Here you will find Sunday sermons, newsletter text, ECW promotional materials, campaign updates, graphics, and videos.
Past to Present Connections
MLC to WELS
A Global Perspective
Student Athlete’s Perspective
Encouraging For Ministry
is to train a corps of Christian witnesses who are qualified to meet the ministry needs of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) and who are competent to proclaim the Word of God faithfully and in accord with the Lutheran Confessions in the Book of Concord.
With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the college desires . . .
To meet the current ministry needs of the WELS, MLC . . .
Martin Luther College
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New Ulm, MN 56073
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