Who We Are

Called to Life Together

Who is Duke Lutherans? We are a community of people “called to life together”—and we try to take the “together” part of that really 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 being part of a larger church 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 booming Durham has to offer—eating together at new restaurants and listening 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 hosting local speakers to share about our city’s challenges like affordable housing, food insecurity, and homelessness. It means tutoring kids from Durham Public Schools, serving meals to 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, as we did this fall. 

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.