Registration is still open for high school youth who wish to attend this summer’s Exploring Church Careers Event (ECCE) and the Exploring the Pastoral Ministry Event (EPM) on the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis campus. These two events are designed to identify, inform and encourage youth with respect to church work vocations. While the ECCE will include information regarding a wide variety of church work vocations, the EPM will focus exclusively on the pastoral ministry.
The July 31-Aug. 3 ECCE features Bible study, on-site visitation opportunities with those serving in the featured work vocations and a host of valuable information pertaining to each of the featured vocations. Admission personnel from the Concordia University Schools and Valparaiso University assist throughout the event. A $50 registration fee is the only charge youth pay to attend the ECCE, in addition to travel costs. All activities, meals during the event and on-campus lodging are provided at no cost to participants. Travel
scholarships are available to ensure that travel costs do not prevent youth from attending. Registration is limited to 80 high school youth, male or female.
The Aug. 3-6 EPM will allow 50 young men of high school age the opportunity to study theology with Seminary professors, worship with the Seminary community, hear pastors discuss the joys and challenges of the pastoral ministry, take part in a Servant Event and attend a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game. A special feature of this year’s EPM will be two presentations by Concordia Seminary Professor Dr. R. Reed Lessing titled, “Lutheran Response: The Left Behind Series,” which will examine what the Bible teaches concerning the end times. Concordia Seminary Professor Dr. David Peter will also lead participants in a session titled “The Pastoral Ministry – What the Bible Says.” A $60 registration fee is the only charge for youth to attend the EPM. All meals and lodging at the event are provided free of charge.
For more information on the ECCE or the EPM, contact the Admissions Office, Concordia Seminary, 801 DeMun Ave., St. Louis, MO 63105; 314.505.7722; ECCE@csl.edu. Additional information for both events is also available on the Seminary’s Web site (https://www.csl.edu/HighSchoolYouth.htm).