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The Story of Good Soil

"The Word of God is source and seed; it comes to die and sprout and grow.
So make your dark earth welcome warm; root deep the grain God bent to sow."
- Sister Delores Dufner

In the Pacific Northwest, the life that grows from our soil is
incredible: beautiful forests, sweeping beach grasses, fields of
wheat, apple orchards, and grapes for wine (especially pinot noir,
of course!). The fruits of good soil are abundant and varied.


We believe that cultivating the health and hearts of students is
an investment in the abundant and varied fruits they have to offer 
our shared world. Through our values of building community,
deepening faith, expanding minds,
and inspiring service,
we have identified two core programs:



Our call to love and serve students does not depend on faith affiliation. We are committed to curating spaces that are safe for everyone, and to fostering student leadership that reflects the diverse population we serve.

Good Soil Campus Ministry is a local expression of LuMin (Lutheran Campus Ministry Network, ELCA) and a member of the interfaith UORDA (University of Oregon's Religious Directors Association).

Vine Leaves

Good Soil is a congregation-based ministry of Central Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Central Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is located at 1857 Potter St in Eugene, OR.


A Reconciling in Christ congregation, Central embraces all of God's people, regardless of ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or economic circumstance.

It is the mission of Central Lutheran Church to be the hands and feet of Jesus by loving God and one another, nurturing faithful living, serving those in need, and sharing the Gospel. 

Please learn more about the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) on their website here.

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