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“Go and Make Disciples of All Nations…”

Matt. 28:18-20

Community Light School of Discipleship (CLSD) is a Bible study designed to help each of us to grow as disciples to make disciples.  This free series will equip participants with the resources to “go” and make disciples wherever God has planted them.

How to Participate
  • Onsite — at Cross View in a combination lecture assembly and small group breakout format.
  • Online — lectures and content livestreamed via a hosted, online platform so questions can be submitted to presenters.
  • On-demand – sessions and resources will be archived for ongoing availability.

  • Three, nine-week sessions start in September and run through the end of April
  • Sessions will be held Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30 PM both onsite at Cross View and via livestreaming
  • All sessions will be archived for all participants

Watch for registration later this summer.

2021-2022 Class Overviews
Watch for details about the 2022-2023 sessions later this summer.

Discipleship and Missions in the Old Testament   
September 16 – November 19, 2021

Reed LessingCan Israel’s scriptures really help us grow as ­disciples of Jesus who make disciples of all nations? Indeed! In this class, we will meet world-class missionaries—people like Abraham, Solomon, Isaiah, and Zechariah. Even Jonah will teach us a thing or three!
Presenter — Dr. Reed Lessing, Professor of Theology and Ministry, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN. For more information about Dr. Lessing's publications, seminars, and the Center for Biblical Studies, please visit

The Good Life in Christ – Ethics for the Christian Disciple   
December 2, 2021 – February 10, 2022

Dean NadasdyParticipants will look at ethical issues from the Godward side. How do divine commands shape our ethical decision-making? What divine ­virtues are we designed to reflect? How does God motivate our morality as Christian disciples? The class will look at the crucial functions of justice, love, humility, vocation, and freedom in the life and witness of the Christian.
Presenter — Dr. Dean Nadasdy, President Emeritus, MN South ­District, LCMS

Discipleship and Missions in the New Testament
February  24 – April 28, 2022

William Utech Phillip JohnsonThe societal challenges and mission opportunities that the New Testament church was born into mirror, in many ways, the kind of challenges and opportunities that face Christians and Christian congregations today. In this class, we will learn from those first Christians, their leaders, and from Christ Himself how it is that we have been saved and sanctified to be His church today for the sake of this world He loves so much.
Presenters — Dr. William Utech, Assistant to the President, Missions, and Dr. Phillip Johnson, Assistant to the President, Mission Formation, both of MN South District, LCMS

Session Format
  • 6:30 – 6:40  Opening
  • 6:45 – 7:10  Small Group Check-in
  • 7:15 – 7:45  Presenter Lecture
  • 7:50 – 8:15 Small Group Discussion
  • 8:20 – 8:30  Q&A with Presenter & Closing

Click here to register for CLSD.