Learning that cultivates biblical and theological understanding, develops skills and knowledge in leadership and discipleship, and deepens the spiritual life.

Grow Your Mind

Grow Your Faith

If you’re interested in growing your faith, expanding your knowledge in leadership and service, and learning more about the Bible and being Lutheran or Anglican, consider participating in a course from our Leading In Faith Today (LIFT) curriculum.

Through LIFT, anyone involved or interested in lay or local leadership, including the general public, can study church history, theology, the story of the Old and New Testaments, worship and liturgy, and other topics related to Christianity.

We currently offer 21 courses in total. Check them out!

$33 - $39

Preaching II: Proclamation

Course Developer: Laura & Phil Holck

This course is a follow-up to Preaching I: Preparation and will explore voice projection and the mechanics of preaching using the model of practice, feedback, reflect and practice. One sermon will be required to be prepared and practiced, with reflection and feedback provided. At least one sermon will be proclaimed in church setting. Learners will find it difficult to take this course without previously studying the Core Theology and Scripture courses.

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$33 - $39

Preaching I: Preparation

Course Developer: Laura & Phil Holck

The purpose of this course is to provide lay people with a good foundation to begin their development as a preacher, providing enough grounding, perspective and practical experience to give anyone the confidence to preach sermons. Learners will find it difficult to take this course without previously studying the Core Theology and Scripture courses.

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$22 - $26

Worship III: Practice and Presiding

Course Developer: Ann Salmon, Rita Harrison

The course focuses on learning the practices and poise needed for presiding at a eucharistic worship service and being able adapt these practices to their contexts. (Includes video content) Learners will find it difficult to take this course without previously studying Worship I: Introduction to Liturgical Theology and Worship II: Resources and Planning.

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$22 - $26

Worship II: Resources and Planning

Course Developer: Ann Salmon, Rita Harrison

This course examines the resources available for planning worship in the Anglican and Lutheran tradition, and explores constructing a worship service from beginning to end, including readings, hymnody, and prayers. Learners will find it difficult to take this course without previously studying Worship I: Introduction to Liturgical Theology.

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$22 - $26

Worship I: Introduction to Liturgical Theology

Course Developer: Ann Salmon, Rita Harrison

This course explores the structure of an Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) Eucharistic service and a Book of Alternative Services (BAS) Eucharistic service with a brief introduction to seasons of the church, resources used, and "central things" of Lutheran and Anglican worship.

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$22 - $26

The Methodology of Scripture Interpretation

Course Developer: John Gram

This course seeks to introduce methods of analyzing Scripture in order to uncover meanings in the text. Participants will begin to reflect on how the theological meanings they find in Scripture can lead to the proclamation of a gracious God and the good news of Jesus Christ. Learners will find it difficult to take this course without previously studying The Story of the Old Testament and the Story of the New Testament first.

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