Adult Community Learning

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Adult Community Learning

Sundays, September - May | 10:00-10:40am

Join us between services on Sunday mornings for a time of adult community learning! Come deepen your learning, faith, and connection with others. All are welcome.

Winter Sunday Schedule 2018

Sundays, Jan 14 - Feb 18 | 10:00-10:40 am | Fellowship Hall

January 14 & 21 |  LIFT SMALL GROUPS

What is LIFT? Come learn about and experience the small group ministry at NLC! 


Ever wonder how the finances of NLC work to fund the collective ministry? Ever wonder about the expanse of NLC's good work on behalf of hundreds of people who gather each week in the building and hundreds more in our local and global community? Join Pr. Paul and a couple of NLC's key budgeting people to learn about how the ministry is funded and take an in-depth look at the year to come.

February 4, 11, & 18 |  LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR: Poverty, Bootstraps, and Social Stratification in America

The mandate of the Great Commandment is to love our neighbor. Many of our evangelical efforts – in business, social work, medicine, etc are aimed at ‘helping the poor’ and yet we rarely have dignified dialogue with real people who are experiencing poverty.  Join us for a series of three conversations, lead by Julia Dinsmore and Patricia Fenrick, to unpack the context of social and racial stratification from the perspective of the bottom of society as we seek to understand our Christian responsibility of Biblical justice and reconciliation in Love.
Julia DinsmoreJulia Dinsmore is a local poet, author, educator and poverty abolitionist. She is the author of "I Am a Child of God, Not 'Those People,'" which has attracted national attention.
Patricia FenrickPatricia Fenrick has served Jesus in Northern Ireland, among refugees and immigrants in the Twin Cities and as a university professor.  But Patricia discovered the greatest need for grace and understanding is in her own heart as she dismantles judgment and preconceptions in seeking to love the image of God that is in each person.

March 4, 11, & 18 | The Story: NLC Stories of Faith

Three NLC members tell of their story of faith and life and how it has inspired, sustained, supported, and affected their life's walk.

Winter Wednesday Schedule 2018


January 10, 17, 24, & 31 |  5:45 - 6:30 pm  |  Rooms 209-211  |  WHAT DOES LUTHERAN MEAN?

If you missed the fall series on “What Does Lutheran Mean”, or would like to repeat it, Pastor Charlie will be presenting this series again on Wednesday nights in January! New to the tradition? Life-long Lutheran? Just looking to discuss faith? Join us for this 4-week session on Lutheran theology.
Questions? Contact Pastor Charlie at 952.929.1697 or