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The sweet spot for theological education is in the midst of a diverse community of local Christians, searching the Scriptures and the tradition and discerning the call of God as they seek to faithfully witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ in their time and for their place.

Rev. Dr. Christopher B. James

About Us

Madison Learning Community is an initiative of University of Dubuque Theological Seminary offering seminary-level courses to Madison-area pastors, church leaders, and others eager to deepen ministry skills in a diverse Christian community committed to the local Church. Each semester we offer one course on Tuesday evenings, and deliberately build community among students that strengthens the local unity and witness of Christ's church.

Our first class, pictured here at their kick-off retreat, reflects our hopes for a learning community that embodies the beautiful diversity of God's people in Madison. It included students from 9 denominations, 11 unique churches, ranging in ages from 26 to 82 and half of whom are persons of color.

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Sign up for current course offerings

Introduction to the
New Testament
(Madison, Tuesdays)


Spring 2024



Formation: Embracing God
(Two retreats + online)


Spring 2024

Online classes
Church History
Biblical Exegesis
Starting Missional Communities
and more...


Spring 2024


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Invest in the scholarship fund for students of color using "MLC/POC scholarship" as the designation:

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Lief Erickson

Catalyst for Theological Education in Madison

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