Who We Are

Called to Life Together

Duke Lutherans is a community of people “called to life together”—and we try to take the “together” part of that seriously. Here’s what that means to us: 

We are called to life together on CAMPUS. This means gathering for Evening Prayer and fellowship lunches, Bible studies and Pub Theology, game nights and conversations over coffee…lots of coffee.  

We are called to life together in our two local supporting CONGREGATIONS, St. Paul’s (ELCA) and Grace (LCMS). This means sharing home-cooked meals, worshipping together, and taking part in intergenerational community with 8-year olds, 80-year olds, and everyone in between!

We are called to life together in our COMMUNITY. This means taking part in what the vibrant Durham community has to offer—eating together at new restaurants and going to live music in Durham’s Central Park. But it also means listening to the needs of our neighbors and trying to meet those needs faithfully. It means learning from Durham’s leaders about our city’s challenges like affordable housing, food insecurity, and homelessness. It means tutoring kids from Durham Public Schools, eating meals with hungry neighbors, and walking alongside newly-arrived refugee families. It means getting to know our community by going on a Durham History Hub bike tour, or participating in the Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope.

And we are called to life together with YOU—alumni, family, and friends new and old—who are an important part of the Duke Lutherans community. We look forward to sharing life together with you this year, a life that God gives us undeservedly and abundantly.