​​​St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Durham, North Carolina

Educational Ministries:


St. Paul’s provides many opportunities for ministering to the congregation and the community through fellowship and service. For more detailed information on any of these groups, please contact the church office.

St. Paul’s Preschool & Parents’ Morning Out:
St. Paul’s Preschool & PMO provides quality Christian education that fosters learning and development for children ages 9 months through 4 years old. The preschool is in session from September through May from 9 am – 12 pm. For more information click here!

St. Paul’s provides a multitude of Educational Ministry offerings. These include:​

Children’s Education:

  • Sunday School Classes for children ages 3 through Grade 6 are offered Sundays from 9:45 am – 10:45 am (Sept. – May).
  • Nursery care available during 11:00 am service for infants through age 3. 

Confirmation Class:

  • Confirmation Classes for grades 7 – 8 offered during the Sunday School hour (September – May).
  • Classes start with a retreat in September and follow a two-year cycle which includes instruction, worship and outreach as part of the ministry.

Youth Education:

  • Senior High Sunday Forum meets Sundays from 9:45 – 10:45 am in the youth room.
  • Youth Group Ministry for grades 5 – 12 seeks to connect teens with the church and involve youth in daily ministry and mission.  Activities during the year focus on education, worship, outreach and recreation. For upcoming Youth Group events, see the current Cross Connections newsletter here or check the weekly church service bulletin. 

Vacation Bible School:

  • A traditional VBS is offered each June for children of nursery age through Grade 5. VBS consists of morning sessions from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm with a picnic and celebration on the closing Friday. Click here for more information. 

For more information on any of the Children and Youth Education Ministries, 
contact our church office here.

Adult Educational Opportunities:

  • Adult Sunday School Class meets Sundays from 9:45 – 10:45 am.
  • Adult Bible Study meets Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:45 am.
  • Adult Women’s Bible Study meets the second Saturday of each month at 9:00 am. 

For more information on Adult Education Ministries, contact the church office here.

Duke Lutherans:
Duke Lutherans is a group of students attending Duke University who hold the Gospel at the center of their lives. The group is sponsored and supported in part by St. Paul’s, which appoints a Lutheran Campus Minister to serve the student members. For more information, visit the Duke Lutherans website at www.dukelutherans.org.

St. Paul’s is the charter church for Cub Scout Pack 12, for boys of all denominations and faiths in grades 1-5. Regular meetings are Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the church. For more information, visit the Pack website at Cub Scout Pack 12.

Stephen Ministry:
Stephen Ministry is moving forward at St. Paul’s with the vision of continuing to grow together as a community of servanthood and faith! This structured, intentional, Christ-centered, lay-caregiving ministry will help us to continue to grow as a community that bears one another’s burdens. Stephen Ministry helps us to tangibly support our caring for each other with the compassionate love that Christ has for each of us. The Stephen Ministry leaders at St. Paul’s are Pastor Scott Anderson, Audrey Busch, Judy Kraska, and Nancy Anderson. Training classes for our first group of Stephen Ministers are taking place this winter/spring.  For more information on Stephen Ministries, visit their website at: www.stephenministries.org

Continuing Conversations Group:

The Continuing Conversations Group began as a group of St. Paul's members interested in continuing to explore issues such as those in last summer's Sunday School classes on race and reconciliation in America.  By coming together and being willing to deepen our relationships through fellowship and conversation and talk about the issues that face us and our neighbors, we are putting ourselves "at the disposal of the Spirit" to further our loving God's mission of reconciliation.

Summer Camps:
St. Paul’s is an active supporter of Agape Kure Beach Ministries, based in Fuquay-Varina, NC and Kure Beach, NC. Camp Agape and Kure Beach provide summer camp programs for all ages of youth in a Christian learning environment. For more information, visit www.agapekurebeach.org.