Learn + Grow

Opportunities to study, learn, and grow in faith together at any age and any stage

The journey of faith is lifelong. There is no graduation. The Christian way of life calls for deep, high level, mature commitment. If there is a group or ministry missing, start it!

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation Ministry at Danebod is an opportunity for young people to make public profession of their faith. If children were baptized as infants, Confirmation is a time for them to take ownership for their life of faith, to make a public commitment to the Christian life. For children who are not baptized, Confirmation is a process of faith formation and spiritual exploration that may lead to baptism. Confirmation Ministry is a 2-year course for 7th and 8th graders (or any young people) to explore faith in relationships with each other and with the church.

We spend time learning in a classroom setting, but also sharing highs and lows, eating a snack or a meal and playing games inside and outside. We explore the Bible and Lutheran teachings by studying the Small Catechism. Young people will be immersed in the language and practice of faith and encouraged to ask questions, wonder and explore a life of service in their faith exploration. For the 2016-2017 program year, Confirmation Ministry begins with a potluck for 7th and 8th graders and their families on Wednesday, September 7 at 6 PM in the Folk School.

LIFELONG FAITH FORMATION

“The Cross Church at Danebod” was dedicated Sunday, June 16, 1895. It was built largely with volunteer labor and money pledged by the early settlers, who had little to give. The Danebod Colony was established by a church organization and became the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

Points of interest: The altar chairs, kerosene lamps, architectural structure, wainscoting walls and ceiling, porthole windows as in a ship, hand-carving on the altar, pulpit and railing, the candelabra and altar cloth, handcarved stone baptismal font, the Star of Bethlehem in the church ceiling, Thorvaldsen’s statue of Christ, the Celtic cross, and pictures in the narthex.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Church Next provides online courses from expert teachers in scripture, liturgy, prayer, self-care, church history, theology, Bible, and more. Learner interact in a safe, online environment that’s convenient, engaging, and affordable. Individuals can take courses; and congregations can adopt Church Next courses to offer their adults. Church Next courses seek to have the best instructor, presenting inspiring ideas and concepts from a mainline Christian perspective that will make you better informed about faith. Course include presentation form teachers, combined with quizzes, discussion questions, and downloads. ChurchNext launches a new course every week.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. For more information and location contact the church office at (507) 247-3000. See the calendar for the next study.