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For College Students/Second-Career Men and Women


Sept. 19-20, 2023

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 attendees will engage in sessions that focus on the spiritual and personal aspects of the decision-making process of becoming a seminarian, as well as learn about the academic programs, field education, vicarage or internship year, financial aid, housing and the enrollment process. The spring Contemplate event coincides with the Multiethnic Symposium to give participants the added bonus of attending symposium plenaries and events. The fall event will coincide with Theological Symposium.

Things to note

Please have a Bible with you.

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday Sept. 19, 2023

  • 7:30 a.m. Registration with Enrollment Department
  • 8:30 a.m. Service of the Word (Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus)
  • 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction (Werner Auditorium)
  • 9:45 a.m. Plenary (Werner Auditorium)
  • 11 a.m. Campus Tour
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. Plenary (Werner Auditorium)
  • 3 p.m. Meet with Enrollment Department
  • 4:30 p.m. Community Event (South Lawn/Koburg Hall)
  • 7 p.m. Celebration of Holy Communion (Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus)

Wednesday Sept. 20, 2023

  • 8 a.m. Coffee and Refreshments (Chapel Plaza)
  • 8:30 a.m. Service of the Word (Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus)
  • 9:15 a.m. Plenary (Werner Auditorium)
  • 10:30 a.m. Meet with Financial Aid, Residential Services and Registrar
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1 p.m. Meet with Concordia Plan Services
  • 2 p.m. Meet with a Faculty Member
  • 3 p.m. Q&A with Enrollment Department
  • 4 p.m. Departure
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