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Seminary to Host 14th Annual Vocatio for High School Youth

On June 23-28, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will host a weeklong visitation event in June for high school youth called Vocatio. The event is designed to identify, inform, and encourage youth with respect to church work vocations.

Vocatio is a fun opportunity for high school youth entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. This five day retreat on Concordia Seminary’s campus encourages participants to find God’s calling for their lives through studying theology, learning from Seminary professors, and engaging in thoughtful conversation together.

Activities during Vocatio will focus on the Bible verse, “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.” (Ephesians 5:1) Youth will attend daily chapel services and Sunday morning worship. They 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.

The registration deadline is June 1, 2012. 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.