Sound Words Academy

Sound Words Academy offers midweek classes for learners of all ages (see schedule for details). The Academy meets every Wednesday evening throughout the school year, with breaks generally coinciding with the USD 501 calendar.

The name of our education night is inspired by the words of 2 Tim. 1:13, "Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus." Every class at Sound Words Academy — from Catechesis to topical Bible studies — is an opportunity to learn more about God's "pattern of sound words."

The evening also includes a dinner (optional) at 5:00 and a Service at 7:00 p.m. with one of the evening Offices (Vespers, Evening Prayer, or Compline). Everyone is welcome to attend.


Interested in taking a break from a busy week and letting someone else do the cooking? Meals at Sound Words Academy are intended to help you and your family take advantage of Sound Words Academy and make the most of your time. Each week sign up yourself and your family for the dinner using Meal Sign Up—this will help us not over- or under-prepare. We recommend $4/plate at the door, with all proceeds after covering the cost of the meal going to Feed My Starving Children, Crisis Pregnancy Counseling, or Orphan Grain Train.


We seek volunteer groups of four to six people to prepare, serve, and clean up after one or two meals—this to ease the burden of meal prep, service, and clean-up. Many hands involved in this project throughout the year make light work, and support your fellow Christians in “gladly hearing and learning God’s Word.” Find a group of people to work with and sign up to serve using Serve Sign Up.

Sound Words Academy Evening Schedule

  • 5:15 - 5:50 Dinner in Luther Hall
  • 5:55 - 6:50
  • Junior Lutherans and Rhythm of Faith in Basement
  • Adult Bible Study in Courtyard
  • Youth Catechesis I in Room 206
  • Youth Catechesis II in Undercroft
  • 7:00 - 7:35 Office of Evening Prayer in Nave
  • 7:40 - 8:35
  • Adult Catechesis in Room 206
  • College and Young Adults in Fireside Room