Connect with The Vine
The ministries of The Vine are simply not possible without the support and partnership of friends, alumni and congregations. There are lots of ways for you to support student ministry. Read below for ways that you can help make a difference in the lives of students across New York. Looking for ways your congregation can help? Click here!
Make a financial contribution
Your financial gifts are critical to The Vine. We rely on gifts from friends, alumni and congregations to support over half of our operating budget each year. We are grateful for your generosity. Click the button below to donate online or click here to learn more about a variety of ways you can financially support campus ministry.
Make a Meal for Students
Students love to eat and cooking a hearty, healthy meal for them is an easy way to share the love of God with them and show them how much folks care. We are always looking for more volunteer cooks! If you are interested in providing a simple meal for one of our weekly branch dinners, please email Pastor Becca.
Host a Campus Ministry Sunday in your congregation
Pastor Becca would love to come visit your congregation or church council and give a presentation on what's going on with campus ministry in NYC and why it is important. Email Pastor Becca to set up a date. This is a great time to pray for students, host an adult forum and take an offering to support college ministry. Learn more here.
Volunteer at a study break or welcome event
Throughout the year, The Vine hosts a variety of outreach and hospitality events for the wider student communities in the neighborhoods where our branches meet. In the past this has included Back to School Sno-cones, Midnight Pancakes at finals time, an epic Valentine's Day Nacho Party and more. We could always use more hands and would love volunteers. Want to have fun and help us share the good news with students? Email Pastor Becca.
Share your gifts and connections
Do you have expertise in an area that you think would be of interest to college students? Do you work with a local service or justice organization that would be just perfect to partner with The Vine? Do you or someone you know have the gifts and passions to serve on our board of directors? Email Pastor Becca to discuss how you can bring your gifts to The Vine.
Thrivent Action Team Grants
Thrivent members are eligible to apply for Thrivent Action Team Grants to support projects in their community each year. The application process is extremely simply and grants provide $250 in seed money for teams looking to make a difference in their community. These grants can help us do service projects, engage in outreach and run fundraisers that support our ministry. Check it out here and contact Pastor Becca if you are interested in using an Action Grant to support our ministries. Thank you!
Support us via AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile is a program that allows you to support your favorite non-profit organization when you make purchases on Amazon.com. Simply visit smile.amazon.com and designate Lutheran Ministries in Higher Education New York City Inc as your charity of choice. Thereafter, simply visit smile.amazon.com instead of the regular amazon.com website to make purchases and Amazon will donate 0.5% of what you spend to support The Vine.
Thank you for your support! We could not do this work without you.
*Lutheran Ministries in Higher Education is a registred 501(c)3 non-profit organization.