WELCOME TO ECM
If you’re looking for a campus ministry at K-State where you can come together with other young adults to deepen your spirituality, think about important issues, develop healthy relationships and make a difference in the world by serving others, you’ve come to the right place! ECM is a place and a people where engaging in these things—spirituality, study, sociality and service—are part of everything we do.
ECM stands for Ecumenical Campus Ministry. “Ek-you-men-i-kuhl” is an ancient Greek word that describes efforts to bring together diverse elements in a way that celebrates their unity. More specifically, it usually refers to the efforts of Christians to seek and to celebrate the things that unite people of faith, rather than dwell on the things that divide us. “Ecumenical” is a still great word, even if it is hard to pronounce. It aptly describes what ECM—and two thousand years of Christian practice at its best—is all about. To find out more about what that looks like at K-State, read on.
The mission of the Ecumenical Campus Ministry at Kansas State University is to invite both religious and non-religious young adults in the university community to engage the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. ECM is a cooperative ministry sponsored by the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of Christ, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
NEWS ABOUT ECM
Wondering what's been happening at ECM? Check out our Spring Newsletter.
After fifty-two years at 1021 Denison Ave, the ECM Board of Directors elected to relocate the ministry to 904 Sunset, just two blocks away from our previous location, where we built a new, more versatile and energy-efficient building that will serve as our campus center for future generations of K-State students and the Manhattan community. Now that the building is finished, we're excited for the next fifty years of ministry at K-State.
Up to the minute information about upcoming ECM events can be found on the calendar below.
Fall Vocation Speakers to focus on Native American Issues
Save the date! On October 31 and November 1, ECM will host three speakers on Native American Issues. We are planning spirited discussions, asking important questions of justice while exploring how to live a meaningful and fulfilling life today.
Charmaine White Face is the coordinator of Defenders of the Black Hills and a member of the Ogalala Sioux Tribe.
George "Tink" Tinker is Professor of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions at Iliff School of Theology in Denver.
Kevin Hancock is the author of Not for Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse, where he writes of what he learned about life during his time at Pine Ridge.
For more information about ECM vocations, email firstname.lastname@example.org