L3: Listen, Learn, Lead

What do you hope to do with your one precious life? Connecting spirituality, faith, and/or core values with career & life choices.

What: A place to have lunch and meaningful conversation with other UMD students about hopes, dreams, fears and challenges. Who are we called to be? How can we live out our faith, spiritual and/or most deeply held values? How can we respond to the needs of the world?

(UCM is passionately Christian AND welcomes Interfaith and Secular Voices to our table. In this age of polarization we believe our hospitality is an expression of faithfulness to Jesus Christ’s call to LOVE God and neighbor.)

Where: STAMP Student Union, Nanticoke Room, FREE LUNCH!

When: Wednesdays 11:00am – 1:00pm

Contact: Nick Schmitz, L3 Intern nickschmitz917@gmail.com

United Campus Ministry’s main program is L3, an initiative supported by the Lilly Endowment Inc. to guide students in conversations about vocation and spirituality.

Think about the many questions students face on a regular basis as they complete their higher education goals:

  • What’s next for me?
  • What kind of career path or vocation will excite and challenge me?
  • How do I know I am making good choices about my future?
  • How will I integrate my faith or spirituality into my workplace?
  • What can I do to make this world a better place?

L3 invites young leaders to share in these kinds of conversations, network with other leaders in their fields who integrate spirituality and work, discern their future and calling, ask serious, difficult questions about life, faith, and our world, and experience God’s love.

Selected students will serve as interns, help shape semester activities and events, and receive a stipend to support their learning goals.


Student Thoughts About L3

The aim of L3 is to inspire students to have honest conversations about their future and include faith in those discussions. As someone without a defined plan for my future, I often feel like a minority among peers who claim to have grandiose plans, and as a Christian, I feel compelled to discover that which God would have me do. I believe that L3 will be a medium for self-discovery for me and any students of faith at the University of Maryland.

Courtney Steininger, Former L3 Intern

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Sunday Night Meetings

Learn about different spiritual practices, partake in Christian and interfaith worship, and study spiritual practices in an inclusive environment.

What: We rotate our different programs- hot topic discussions, faith & spirituality study, progressive bible study, spiritual practices and worship.

Where: Memorial Chapel Lounge & Garden Chapel

When: Contact to find out when the next meeting is.

Contact: Holly Ulmer, Chaplain ulmer@umd.edu

Our campus labyrinth located at Memorial Chapel