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Mission and Vision

Our Mission:

Sharing the Love of Jesus in the UW-Madison Community

Calvary Lutheran Chapel is a welcoming church community in downtown Madison that invites you to join us as we grow together in faith and service to Jesus Christ. Any day this semester, you are welcome to study and socialize in our space with complimentary WiFi and refreshments.
Come as you are!


Calvary Lutheran Chapel Vision

We are a strong community made up primarily of students including undergraduates, graduates, visiting scholars and their families, other members of the UW community, and local residents. We come from various backgrounds, but we work together to help each other grow in the understanding of our faith centered in Jesus Christ. Led by the Holy Spirit, the size of our community continues to grow as we work to bring new members into our church family and as we retain students who remain active in the congregation after graduation.


With growth comes an increase in activity at Calvary. Worship services include blended worship styles where attendance and participation is strong. Ministries are enriched by the gifts and vision of the members of Calvary. Members participate in and lead Bible studies, classes equipping members to share the Gospel, prayer meetings, discussion groups, and other worship opportunities. Students can be found studying and hanging out in the student center as well as spending time with each other outside of organized events. 


Calvary strives to engage our surrounding UW community with the Gospel including students, international community members, and the State Street community. We collaborate with other student ministry groups to share the love of Jesus with both believers and those yet to know Him.


On top of being engaged with the surrounding UW community, Calvary also seeks to collaborate with the LCMS church on a local, national, and even global level. We do this by partnering with sister congregations in the Madison area and the home churches of students attending Calvary. We also seek to contribute to other Wisconsin campus ministries, such as Peace Lutheran in Stevens Point, through joint retreats, leadership training, and service trips. Finally, we faithfully carry out our Lord’s Great Commission by offering mission trip opportunities to those at Calvary and by supporting and partnering with missionaries throughout the world.

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