Taste of the Sem

Taste of the Sem: An event for high school students

February 17-19, 2018

Taste of the Sem is an opportunity for high school men to spend a weekend at the Seminary to study theology, pray, worship, meet, and talk with Seminary students and professors.

The event provides a sense of Seminary life for those who think God might be directing them toward the pastoral ministry. Taste of the Sem helps participants gain a better understanding of what we confess when we say, ”Faith alone, Scripture alone, Grace alone.” Participants explore the significant historical impact of the Lutheran Reformation on the Church and world, and study the Scriptures with Seminary professors to find out why we believe in justification by grace through faith. Participants spend time with one Seminary student at his field education congregation on Sunday morning and attend classes with him on Monday morning. Throughout the weekend, volleyball, basketball, foosball, and pingpong tournaments are offered.

Registration and travel
There is no registration fee. All meals and housing are provided by the Seminary. Please bring a Bible. Registration is limited to 40 participants and is taken on a first-registered basis. Registration is incomplete until you have received a confirmation email from the admissions office. Participants are responsible for their own transportation costs. If arriving by air, bus, or train, please provide your full itinerary as the Seminary provides complimentary shuttles from the airport, and bus and train terminals.

Tentative schedule

12 p.m. Registration, activities, and free time
5 p.m. Dinner
6 p.m. Introduction and icebreakers
7 p.m. Session I
8 p.m. Meet Seminary mentor
9 p.m. Tournaments
10 p.m. Bed


7 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. Church and lunch with mentor
3 p.m. Campus tour
4:45 p.m. Session II
6 p.m. Dinner with faculty
7 p.m. Session III
8:15 p.m. Devotion
9 p.m. Tournaments
11 p.m. Bed


7 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. Class with mentor
9:35 a.m. Chapel
11:30 a.m. Lunch with mentor
12:30 p.m. Sign out and departure

Register online here, or mail a completed registration form by Jan. 6 to:

Admissions Office
Concordia Seminary
801 Seminary Place
St. Louis, MO 63105

For more information, call 800-822-9545 or email admissions@csl.edu.
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