Empowering disciples through lifelong learning.

What if our vision is a church full of curious disciples eager to continue learning and forever mining treasures of their faith? We commit to this vision by partnering with them and their leaders to ensure access to high-quality, well-grounded formation materials and lifelong learning opportunities which are well-coordinated and well-communicated through a single umbrella—Emmaus.

As lifelong learners we recognize the beauty and gift of the Emmaus story. Cleopas and companion share their recognition and new insights with one another as a result of Christ’s inspiration and turn those insights into actions. It is a learner-to-learner-with-Christ model.

Emmaus is for all ages, levels of expertise and learning styles. Participants may choose to engage in online or in-room workshops, webinars and conversation groups.

Emmaus is learning how to be a congregational treasurer, minister to grieving people, implement the “Growing Young” strategy, lead from your strengths and/or care for creation.

Emmaus is a new way to engage in education around the Bible, Theology and Ethics, Lutheran
Confessions, Church History and Worship taught and facilitated by a faculty of qualified pastors in the Nebraska Synod.

Each quarter Emmaus will offer a new schedule of classes and workshops. Schedule and registration will be posted on the web site. Topics will vary based on needs and interest. The Emmaus: Lifelong Learning Team will curate resources, establish the schedule, set fees and recruit presenters always keeping in mind the vast diversity of the Nebraska Synod.

Whether you’re discerning a call to rostered ministry, stepping into lay leadership or ready to go deeper as a growing disciple, Emmaus: Lifelong Learning is for you.

“Emmaus: Lifelong Learning courses are excellent resources for any congregation interested in practical ways to develop lay leadership. I invited friends from church to join me in participating in a ‘Growing Young’ book study via Zoom. The course was excellent and it connected us with others across the Nebraska Synod who shared our interest in empowering young people.”

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Upcoming events

summer 2023

Book Study: We Belong to the Land – The Story of a Palestinian Israeli Who Lives For Peace and Reconciliation

Program Description What can one person do to make a (...)

Jun, 12 2023 Online

The Everyday Advocate; Learning @ The LC

Program description: Join us at the Lutheran Center for lunch (...)

Jun, 14 2023 The Lutheran Center 535 North 16th Street Lincoln, NE 68508

A Mosaic of Creative Worship

Program Description Rejoicing Spirits is an innovative ministry that works (...)

Jun, 21 2023 Online

Drawing into Prayer Emmaus Summer 2023

Program Description: We are made in the image of God, (...)

Jul, 18 2023 Online

Language for God: A Lutheran Perspective  Emmaus Summer 2023

Tuesdays–July 25, August 1, 8 Time: 7:00-8:30 pm Central/6:00-7:30 Mountain. (...)

Jul, 25 2023 Online

Tempered Resilience: How Leaders Are Formed in The Crucible of Change – A Book Discussion

Program Description It was 2020 and we were just beginning (...)

Aug, 10 2023 Online

fall 2023

Occasional Preacher Course

Program Description Using “A Lay Preacher’s Guide: How to Craft (...)

Sep, 19 2023 Online

Reclaiming Rural: Building Thriving Rural Congregations – Book Discussion

Program Description Join us for a book study and conversation (...)

Oct, 12 2023 Online

Staff Contact:

Deacon Sunni Richardson

Director for Leadership Development