Adult Learning

We seek to learn Jesus’ Way of Love through study, conversation and practice in community with each other.

St. John’s is dedicated to creating space for deeper conversations.

Our adult learning happens in lots of ways. We begin most meetings with Gospel Based Discipleship—a conversation about scripture that doesn’t require prior knowledge and that elevates our questions and life experiences. We explore our intellectually robust, theologically expansive faith through book groups, occasional Sunday morning forums or sermon discussions, and small groups.

We also learn by doing, praying, listening and reflecting. Whether that’s a field trip to a setting in nature, a local faith-based agricultural ministry, an Indigenous Sacred Sites tour, or a service opportunity in North Minneapolis or First Nations Kitchen, we think practicing faith is an essential way to learn about it.

Lisa Wiens Heinsohn, Rector

“What we are really doing at St. John’s is learning to embody love and divine light in every moment of every day—imperfectly, joyfully, and in community with each other. It’s an exciting and transformative way to live. Come and see.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any “Episcopal 101” classes?

Are you new to the Episcopal church and have questions about our liturgy, beliefs, or culture, and would like some classes about this? We do offer these periodically. Contact Lisa Wiens Heinsohn to find out more.

I’d like to suggest a topic for learning. Who do I talk to?

If you have a specific topic or interest within Christian spirituality & faith that you’d like to learn more about, you can suggest it to Lisa Wiens Heinsohn.

How do I connect with a small group?

You can reach out to Lisa Wiens Heinsohn, who can listen to your specific hopes and interests and connect you with the right group.