Faith Formation

Gloria Dei offers a wide variety of learning opportunities for persons of all ages, including University of Iowa students through our partnership with Lutheran Campus Ministry.



Adult Education meets at 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall on the lower level. Topics are diverse and range from social issues of the day, to practical trainings on things like emergency preparedness and technology, to innovative studies on theology and the church.


Sunday school classes for children age 3 through 5th grade meet on the upper level beginning at 9:15 a.m.. 
Click here for more information on all our opportunities for your child's faith formation from birth through high school.



    Tuesdays at 10 a.m., DVD-based, meets in the Library
    Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. 
    Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. for men 
    Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
    Three Women of the ELCA circles meet monthly for study and fellowship

Theology for Lunch is held at noon most Wednesdays during the school year. Pastor Rob Dotzel leads.


Through a formal convenant, Gloria Dei is a partner congregation with Lutheran Campus Ministry (LCM) at The University of Iowa, led by Interim Campus Pastor Sarah Goettsch. LCM is about students in mission, growing in faith, expanding their horizons, and being the body of Christ on campus and in the world. Students at the University of Iowa engage one another with the Gospel through:

    Weekly fellowship suppers and intimate worship experiences
    Spiritual retreats to explore new avenues of faith
     Regular service to the church and wider community
     Raising money for world hunger and global missions
     Encountering Scripture in light of current realities
    Global mission experience, i.e. Spring Break in Nicaragua
    Participation in the local chapter of Phi Beta Chi (Lutheran sorority)
     Active involvement with Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and other area congregations

Lutheran Campus Ministry is not only being the body of Christ on campus right now, but also is training leaders and evangelists and pastors and teachers and missionaries for tomorrow. Contact Pastor Sarah Goettsch for more information.

How to Find Us

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City

Gathered by grace. Scattered for service.

123 E Market Street
Iowa City, IA 52245