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Seminary to host 13th Annual Vocatio For High School Youth

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will host a weeklong visitation event in June for high school youth. On June 18-23, the 13th annual Vocatio will be held on the Seminary campus. The event is designed to identify, inform, and encourage youth with respect to church work vocations.

Vocatio provides a unique opportunity for high school youth to participate in Bible study, worship, prayer, and discussion. Additionally, youth will be able to gain college and Seminary information pertaining to a variety of church work vocations.

Activities during Vocatio will focus on the Bible verse, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God, this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, his good, pleasing, and perfect will.” (Romans 12: 1-2) The high school participants will delve into this theme through the four disciplines of the formation of ministry: exegetical, systematic, historical, and practical. Seminary professors will lead Bible studies and discussions about vocation throughout the week.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a Servant Event. Past events have included work at St. Louis area congregations and the Saxon Lutheran Memorial. They will also have the opportunity to attend an event in the St. Louis area such as a St. Louis Cardinals’ game or the Muny outdoor musical theater.

A $150 registration fee to attend Vocatio is the only charge for youth, in addition to travel costs. All activities, meals during the event, and on-campus lodging are provided at no cost to participants. Scholarships are available to ensure that travel costs do not prevent youth from attending. Vocatio registration is limited to high school youth entering 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.

The registration deadline is June 1, 2011. For more information on Vocatio, or to request a registration form, contact the Admissions Office, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105;; 1-800-822-9545. To register online, visit the Seminary’s website at