Community members listening to a lecture at the Rethinking Confirmation event

Lay School

Classes for faith development

The Lay School of Theology at Luther Seminary is a program of informal, non-credit classes taught by seminary professors, staff and guest lecturers for people who want to learn more about matters that relate to their Christian faith and life.

The Lay School curriculum for 2016-2017 includes a variety of courses on biblical topics. We'll also continue our series of courses on Lutheran theology and the Lutheran church, designed to prepare you for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017.

Location and Schedule

Classes meet on the Luther Seminary campus during five consecutive Mondays from noon-2 p.m and 7-9 p.m. All courses will meet in the Olson Campus Center at 1490 Fulham Street, Saint Paul, MN 55108.

New this year: Luther Seminary is offering classes at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 13600 Technology  Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. These classes meet as shown on the course listing page.

Online courses

A limited number of courses will be webcast. To attend via webcast you will need a high speed Internet connection. Register online to attend.

View these online course instructions to check system requirements and get set up for online courses.

You may register for webcast courses as an individual or host the course for a group.

2016 - 2017 Lay School course offerings