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
Up to the minute information about upcoming ECM events can be found on the calendar below, and by liking ECM at K-State on Facebook.
Wondering what's been happening at ECM? Check out our Spring Newsletter.
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 an author and scientist leading a group called The Defenders of the Black Hills and a member of the Ogalala Sioux Tribe. White Face has spent decades bringing attention to the effects of uranium mining on the people of the northern great plains, and in particular their indigenous populations. She has authored several books, written for newspapers, and been featured in documentaries and interviews as a tireless advocate for the people of the northern great plains.
George "Tink" Tinker is Professor of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions at Iliff School of Theology in Denver and has been an active voice among indigenous people not only in the United States but around the world. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Tinker is active in the ecumenical movement, and also an expert in "third world theologies." He has written several books and coutless articles as well as serving in leadership positions of many groups advocating the causes of marginalized people around the world.
Kevin Hancock is the president of Hancock Lumber Company in southern Maine. His company has received numerous awards and is renowed for its unique approaches to leadership and honoring all of the voices in a company and community. Kevin visits Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and has founded "The Seventh Power," a non-profit working to provide educational and economic support for the residents of Pine Ridge. He has recently written a book, Not for Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse, which chronicles his attempts to recapture a semblance of the sacred in his own life and in the life of his business.
For more information about ECM vocations, email firstname.lastname@example.org