Good News for Ordinary People

Where Faith and Life Connect

Draw nearer to God by exploring the Bible and experiencing the power and possibility of Scripture. Express your faith in new ways through personal study and small group discussions.  Adult Education offers Bible studies, book groups, classes, and events to deepen your faith and help you apply it to your daily life.

Living the Message

Watch here for more information about the 2024-2025 Living the Message series that begins Tuesday, October 1, 2024.

If you’d like to watch videos from previous series, they are available under the “Adult Education Videos” tab.

Questions? Contact Katie Stevenson, Coordinator of Adult Education by email or at 612.767.2232.

Word with Your Pastors

More information coming soon about the Word with Your Pastors series that will begin in October at both campuses.

If you’d like to watch previous series, they are available under the “Adult Education Videos” tab.

Questions? Contact Katie Stevenson, Coordinator of Adult Education by email or at 612.767.2232.


Adult Education Videos

The Rise & Fall of the American Christian Empire? Pastor Dixon – Spring 2024 


God Reimagined: The Biblical Foundation of Luther’s Reformation (Living the Message 2023-2024)

Costly Witness, Costly Grace, Free in Christ: The Life and Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer  – Winter 2024

For Heaven’s Sake, Give It a Rest!: God’s Radical Sabbath Command – Fall 2024

Built On a Rock ~ Exploring the Heart of Christianity from Genesis to Revelation (LIVING THE MESSAGE – 2022-2023)

Becoming a Community of Shalom – Spring 2023

Behind the Book(s): A History of How Our Bible Came to Be – Winter 2023

Pray Without Ceasing – Fall 2022

So What?! Does Luther’s Theology Still Matter? – Spring 2022

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the New Testament (Living the Message 2021-2022 series)

The Gospel of Mark – Winter 2022

The Word with Your Pastors: The Prophets –Fall 2021

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Bible… but were afraid to ask! (Living the Message 2020-2021 series)

What Does “Lutheran” Mean?

Gospel of Matthew

Journey through Hell – Click Here for the Study Guide

Rally in the Valley – A Study of King David

“The Story Behind the Nativity Story” with Pastor Lose

“The Story Behind the Seven Last Words of Christ” with Pastor Lose and Dr. Beverly Claflin.

Video #1 – Introduction
Video #2 – Words 1, 2, 3 & 4
Video #3 – Words 5, 6, 7 & the Chorale

Book Discussions

Evening and Daytime Options

Come and enjoy a lively discussion of a new book every month. The same book will be discussed at the evening and daytime options. New members are always welcome! You can join in for one discussion – or all!

Daytime Discussions: 10-11:30am the second Tuesday of the month; Mpls; Bonnie Morris, facilitator
Evening Discussions: 7-8:30pm the second Wednesday of the month; Mpls; Mary Slinde, facilitator

Register here for Daytime Discussion
Register here for Evening Discussion

Or contact Katie Stevenson at | 612.767.2232.

Upcoming Books:
June – The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
July – The Maid by Nita Prose
August – The Last Flight by Julie Clark
September – Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
October – Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
November – The Many Daughters of Afong May by Jamie Ford
December – Rafferty’s Last Case by Larry Millett
January – The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher
February – Before All Is Said and Done by Pat Miles & Suzanne Watson
March – Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
April – Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
May – The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
June – The Secret Life of Sunflowers by Marta Molnar & Dana Morton

LGBTQ Voice and Verse

LGBTQ Voice and Verse is an educational opportunity of communal study in love, support, and continued understanding of all aspects of gender identity and sexual orientation in faithful life together. Through shared experience, discussion, and learning, this group seeks to build mutual awareness and insight in this particular reality of faith and life toward honor and love for all.

If you’d like more information about LGBTQ Voice and Verse, contact Katie Stevenson at 612.767.2232 or by email.