College and Young Adults

Opportunities for College Students and Young Adults

Saint Paul’s affiliated campus ministry, Campus Connect,
serves the students of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Campus Connect

UNL Campus ministry
Founded in 2014 as the United Methodist ministry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the mission of Campus Connect is to be a welcoming and inclusive campus ministry where all are encouraged to experience a relationship with God through worship, study, fellowship and support.

Worship services and Bible studies are held weekly on both City and East Campuses at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln during the academic year.

Motive – The University’s RSO (Registered Student Organization) at UNL. The United Methodist Student Run Organization on Campus with connections to Saint Paul UMC and the Great Plains Annual Conference.
Advisor: Rev. Lyn Seiser

2021 Fall Update

Thank you for the support at the campus ministry homecoming brunch! The students enjoyed the interaction. Kate M. wrote, “The church people have been so nice in serving and welcoming us, it was nice to serve back.”

They wanted to acknowledge that it helped to serve delicious food created by people who knew what they were doing! Thank you to “College Feast” cooks Judi and Jim Cook, Ann Snider and Debbie Hennings, who helped Pastor Lyn create five cheesy hashbrown vats, six breakfast egg casseroles, including one vegan and one vegetarian, 150 fruit cups, and vegan, gluten free and wheat pancakes made to order.

A blessing meal for students of the College of Hair Design also took place in the church gymnasium. Although they liked the food, bonding over a hoops contest really won the trophy.

Meeting our neighbors has increased our mission field awareness, and the newly formed relationships are already sparking conversations of ministry partnerships. It’s hard to believe that we are already staring at midterms. Student stress levels appear to be heightened as group project deadlines, papers and exams are creeping up. More students have been dining together at our Thursday night “Feast and Fellowship” dinners, which I believe is due to incredible meals the Campus Connect Committee has been providing. The students really enjoy a home-cooked meal in a church community environment that takes their minds off “what is due,” even if it’s only for only an hour.

The Bible study small groups that follow have consistent participation and the students appear to be leaving with refreshed minds, bodies and souls.

Congregation participation is always welcome. For more information, contact Pastor Lyn [email protected]

Rev. Lyn Seiser
Associate pastor, campus ministry