Thirty-five young men participated in the visitation event for prospective students called “Taste of the Sem,” which took place Jan. 17-19 on the campus of Concordia Seminary. The event was designed to allow young men in high school the opportunity to experience Seminary life with the help of current Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, students.
One participant commented, “‘Taste of the Sem’ was a great first-hand look into how the Seminary works. My mentor was an excellent host, answering every question with an informative answer. I can honestly say that I love this event, and I am 100 percent looking forward to enrolling in four years.”
The theme, “Thy Strong Word,” was inspired by a hymn of the same name composed by Martin Franzmann. During the event, Seminary professors led students through studying God’s Word in its original languages and helped them understand how to proclaim the word in its truth and purity. Participants were matched one-on-one with Seminary students and accompanied these students to their resident field education congregations on Sunday morning and to classes and chapel on Monday morning. High school participants also toured the campus and had the opportunity for dinner and discussion with Seminary faculty members.
The Seminary’s next on-campus event for high school youth will be the 11th annual “Vocatio” (formerly called Exploring Church Careers Event) on June 27-July 2. The event is designed to identify, inform and encourage youth with respect to church work vocations. The activities will include Bible study, on-site visitation opportunities with those serving in church work vocations and opportunities for youth to gain college and Seminary information pertaining to each of the featured vocations.
For more information concerning these events for high school youth, or the programs which lead to service in the pastoral ministry, contact the Admissions Office, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; 1-800-822-9545;firstname.lastname@example.org .