Lutheran Campus Ministry at WVU

General Information

At A Glance


Lutheran Campus Chapel worship is a celebration of God's love known in Jesus Christ, which is communicated through the Gospel ministry of Word & Sacrament.  While many have asked about our "regular" worship schedule, it should be noted that our worship schedule changes year to year (sometimes semester to semester) to match the ebb and flow of the academic year and the needs of those we serve.  We are committed to multiple weekly worship offerings while the university is in session.  To find out more, including current offerings, click here.


Christian education is an important ministry of the Lutheran Campus Ministry at WVU.  Different formats, styles, topics, times, and locations provide a wide variety of opportunities for cultivating the Christian mind.


The Lutheran Student Movement is a university recognized student group.  The successor to the Chapel Council, LSM has been around since the early 1990s, serving students by encouraging fellowship, growth in faith, and service to campus and community.  LSM is what you make it.  As a student group, it is not controlled by the campus ministry.  If you are interested, would like more information, or would like to be sent a notice as to the next event, e-mail or call the office (304-296-5388).  An LSM facebook Group is now on-line.  If you are a student, feel free to join.


For those with a taste for challenging and adventurous service, the LDRCC provides a student staffed and led team that responds to disasters.


Early sacred music in Morgantown?  You bet!  The Schola Cantorum has been singing Gregorian chant and early polyphony since fall '05, resurrecting early sacred music in the modern sacred context.  If you like this kind of thing, click here.


The chapel undercroft (lower level) provides a quiet, well lit study area, with lounge, library, kitchen, and large tables for that BIG term project. A small library is also available. To find the undercroft, first, find the Lutheran Chapelm, which is on the corner of University Ave. and Hough St.--that's directly across the street from the Wise Library (about 1-1/2 blocks from the Mountainlair)--the Lutheran Chapel has a rather distinctive roof.  Walk around the back of the chapel and enter through the double orange doors or come in the front door and descend the spiral staircase.


Don't have time to stop by the Chapel but still want to talk?  Drop Chaplain Riegel and e-mail and schedule a stroll with him.  Depending on timing, the Chaplain will walk with you and talk with you.  This walk could be a long hike on the Rails-to-Trails or it could be a quick jaunt between classes or anything in between.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a Lutheran?
Lutherans are a portion of the one, holy, catholic (universal) and apostolic church.  We are...
2. Is this some kind of cult?
Lutherans are not a cult, although allegiance to coffee, "A Mighty Fortress is Our God," and covered-dish suppers can be near fanatical.  P.s., Lutherans do not worship Martin Luther!
3. Is Lutheran Campus Ministry like a church?
Yes, and no. Yes, we do things that churches do: worship, education, service, etc..  No, we are a specialized ministry with a focus on the campus.  In that regard, we are a movement and a mission with a concentration on faith in university life.  One does not join the campus ministry in the same sense that one joins a church.  One participates freely (as little or as much) as one is comfortable.
4. Is Campus Ministry like my home church?
Maybe. But, there are so many "home churches," we can't be like all of them. So we have developed our own style that is keyed to this campus and its concerns.
5. Do I have to be Lutheran to come to the chapel?
No. The chapel's doors are open to all: Lutherans, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Roman Catholics, Orthodox, Methodists, Baptists, Evangelicals, Pentecostals, Jews, Muslims, Agnostics, Atheists, et alia.  This is a place for seeking and for being found.  This is a place for questions and for mutual discernment.  This a place for conversation and for silence.  This is a place for prayer, instruction, fellowship, and service.  This is a place for Word and Sacrament.  In the end, this is a place for encountering God--even if you aren't looking.

Where are we?

We are Can I park near the Chapel?  Yes.  Here are the options:

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