Concordia Seminary, St. Louis has scheduled a variety of on-campus visitation opportunities for prospective students, providing prospective students with valuable information about formation for pastoral and diaconal ministry.
“People who attend an event on our campus, or come for a personal visit, frequently comment, ‘It’s one thing to hear about Concordia Seminary and all that happens here,’” said Director of Ministerial Recruitment and Admissions Rev. Bill Wrede. “It’s quite another thing, and a marvelous thing at that, to come and see not just a place, but meet the people and experience what happens on campus. My visit brought to life what it means to be formed for ministry, especially being able to spend time with the faculty and current students.”
Upcoming visitation events include:
Green & Gold Days (April 6 and Nov. 2): For college students and second-career men and women, Green & Gold Days is an opportunity to spend the day on campus and see what the Seminary has to offer. The day includes meeting with current students and professors, attending classes and chapel, and ending the day with dinner and discussion. The event is free.
Taste of the Sem (Feb. 16-18, 2019): For high school men, this is the chance to spend the weekend on campus diving into Lutheran theology, prayer and worship. Participants can talk with current students and professors and engage in some Concordia Seminary recreation. The event is free.
Contemplate (March 8-10 and Oct. 4-6): For college students and second-career men and women, this three-day visit offers an in-depth view of the preparation that leads to service as a pastor or deaconess. Included are a campus tour, an opportunity to meet faculty and visit classes. All events are aimed at providing a preview of the Seminary’s world-class ministerial formation experience.
Vocatio (June 23-28): For high school men and women, Vocatio is a weeklong retreat to explore God’s calling and direction. This event includes Bible study, worship, vocation discussion, a servant event and some St. Louis fun. A Concordia University System college fair is included. Registration is $150, but travel assistance is available upon request.
Next Steps (July 13-14): Next Steps is an opportunity for families to spend two days on campus connecting with current students and their families to learn about transitioning to life at the Seminary from those who have already taken this step. The event is free.
About Concordia Seminary
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more, visit www.csl.edu.