Rev. Dwight K. Bailey, a beloved servant in the Disciples of Christ denomination, relocated to the Great River Region in 2018. While here for only a short while, he made an impact by showing us how to love and serve, as a reconciling body of believers. Through a generous donation, the Institute is being launched. Our prayer is that this Institute of Learning will empower GRR Disciples through learning opportunities as we move forward with the regional mission to REACH, TEACH, and TRANSFORM lives through Christ’s love.



Congregational Technology Grant Application

The purpose of the technology grant ($1500 limit) is to offer laptop computers, projectors, and/or internet access to congregations who are technologically challenged. This will allow congregations to access learning opportunities and spiritual resources through the Dwight Bailey Institute of Learning.

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Individual Scholarship

The purpose of the individual scholarship is to offer the opportunity to attend a semester in a series as offered through the Dwight Bailey Institute of Learning. Individuals will need to attend by electronic means, or in person at a host site.

**This scholarship will be available in 2022.


If you would like to partner with us to honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dwight Bailey, please consider a gift above and beyond your normal giving for a period of three (3) years to our Bailey Institute Fund which supports the development of the Bailey Institute of Learning. There is still work to be done. And we cannot do it without you, our partners, who see and share in the vision.


The Institute will hold three semesters each year; Fall, Spring, and Summer. Each semester will have four series. As of now, our four series are; Lay Leadership, Spiritual Formation, Technology, and the Bailey Series. Each series will each have four classes per semester which will meet once per week for four weeks. You may sign up for as little as one semester taking one series or as many series as you can fit into your schedule. Each series will consist of 12 classes across all three semesters. Evening classes will be from 7:00pm – 9:00pm and may finish earlier on any given evening. The Bailey Series will usually be stand alone, one day offerings on Saturdays from 10:00am – 2:00pm or Bible studies led on Mondays from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. The cost for each series will be $15 per semester. Cost is subject to change. 

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Registration for Fall classes is now open!