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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.

NEWS ABOUT ECM

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ECM is excited to announce an Alternative Spring Break Trip to Ghost Ranch in Northern New Mexico. This will be both a service trip and a cultural education/interaction trip. Click here for more information.

Due to the lack of community-centered dining opportunities in the K-State Union this semester because of renovations, ECM is partnering with local Presbyterian congregations to provide a "Grandma's House" lunch, on Wednesdays from 11:30-1 at the ECM Campus Center. The food will be delicious and the fellowship will be an encouragement--just like going to Grandma's House!

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.

ECM VOCATION

"Vocation of Non-Violent Resistance" Series Starts Feb. 3

The call to non-violent resistance is an invitation to respond creatively and faithfully to the powerful forces that threaten to destroy the world as we know it. In this six week series, we will explore the nature of the modern world, how it came to be, how it impacts university students, and how we can live authentically as we work for renewal and transformation.  More information can be found here.

Children and Youth Ministry Internship Available

As part of an ECM initiative to encourage students to engage in a theological exploration of vocation, the Riley and Fairview Presbyterian Churches (PCUSA) are offering a $1,000/per semester scholarship for an internship in the area of children and youth ministry and programming. More information can be found here.

 For more information about ECM vocations, email ecmvocations@gmail.com