For College Students/Second-Career Men and Women

Register for Contemplate at Concordia Seminary
Mar. 12, 2021 (Online)

Contemplate is an event for college-age or older potential students. It provides an opportunity to learn more about life in the Concordia Seminary community and the preparation that leads to service as a pastor, missionary, chaplain or deaconess in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).


Contemplate encompasses time focused on discerning a vocation, attending classes and interacting with current students. Sessions will focus on the spiritual and personal aspects of the decision-making process, as well as presentations on the academic program, field education, vicarage or internship year, financial aid and housing. Further dialogue with students will also take place during a student panel discussion.

The event concludes with presentations on the admissions process, the St. Louis area, and time with the admissions counselors.


Please register by March 5.
There is no registration fee.

An email to confirm your registration along with additional event information will be sent. A link to participate will be sent to all registrants prior to the event start date.

Registration deadline for Concordia Seminary events

Things to note

Register by March 5.

Please have a Bible with you.

Tentative Schedule

  • 9-9:30 a.m. Welcome and devotion
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. Rev. Jeff Thormondson on fieldwork at CSL
  • 10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
  • 10:45-11:45 a.m. Dr. Tim Saleska on Ministerial Formation
  • 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch break
  • 1-2 p.m. Dr. Peter Nafzger on life at CSL
  • 2-2:15 p.m. Break
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m. Conversation with a pastor TBA on ministry today
  • 3:15-3:30 p.m. Break
  • 3:30-4 p.m. Q&A with Rev. Micah Glenn
  • 4 p.m. Closing devotion

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