The Nexus Institute
The Nexus Institute is one of 92 high school youth theology institutes funded by the Lilly Endowment, under the oversight of the Forum for Theological Enrichment. Nexus exists to transform the landscape of the Lutheran Church through innovative and intentional development of young adults who want to be more involved in the nexus of faith, life, and the church.
The institute is a life-changing opportunity where young adults engage in theological learning, leadership development, and vocational discernment, all in the context of intentional Christian community, and are sent out to transform their local communities. Three individual weeks of the institute are held each summer in June.
Welcome to the Nexus Institute
Full-time ministry is not what it used to be. We need to chart a new course. If you want to get below the surface of simplistic understandings of church and God and how Scripture and faith intersect with the world around you, NEXUS is the place.
Proclaiming Jesus amid the noise! How do we live our calling in the world of social media? If you want to be inspired by the possibilities for ways your life can be a witness to the good news of Jesus Christ, NEXUS is the place. If you want to be part of a new community on the front edge of where the Spirit is leading the church in the 21st century and beyond, NEXUS is the place. #whoareyoufollowing
Register Now for Summer 2019
We’ve eliminated one of the possible reasons you can’t make it to NEXUS…NEXUS is FREE. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s free. You just need to get yourself and your friends to Des Moines, Iowa and join us next year.
Apply to the Nexus Institute