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 Greek to 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.


Youth Catechesis and Adult Catechesis Through Mid-May

  1. Youth Catechesis and Adult Catechesis classes will continue to meet at their scheduled times, beginning on 25 March. On 18 March those classes are temporarily suspended to give us time to implement plans to keep our congregation functioning.
  2. Youth confirmation will take place on the planned date (3 May), with confirmands staggered throughout the several Divine Services that will be held that day.
  3. Spring Adult Confirmation will take place on a date mutually agreed upon between the pastors and the adult confirmands.

Sound Words Academy Through End of School Year

Sound Words Academy is canceled through its planned ending date in mid-May, with the exception of Youth and Adult Catechesis. Sound Words Academy is planned to resume in September 2020.