For College Students/Second-Career Men and Women

Register for Contemplate at Concordia Seminary
May 3-4, 2022
Sept. 20-21, 2022

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.


Deadline: April 4, 2022

Registration deadline for Concordia Seminary events

Things to note

Please have a Bible with you.

Sample Schedule

  • Thursday
  • 7 a.m. Breakfast, check-in and meet student mentors
  • 8 a.m. Class visits
  • 9:35 a.m. Chapel and coffee
  • 10:25 a.m. Class visits
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1 p.m. Class visits
  • 2:30 p.m. Seminary welcome
  • 3:30 p.m. Campus tour
  • 5 p.m. Dinner with students and student leadership
  • 6:30 p.m. Formation for ministry
  • 7:30 p.m. Social hour with student mentors
  • Friday
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. Devotion
  • 8:45 a.m. Financial aid
  • 9:35 a.m. Chapel and coffee
  • 10:25 a.m. Class visits
  • Noon Lunch with student mentors
  • 1 p.m. Field education and vicarage
  • 1:45 p.m. eet with program director
  • 2:15 p.m. Housing
  • 3:30 p.m. Contemplate
  • 5:15 p.m. Dinner with student panel
  • 6:30 p.m. Student panel discussion and reception
  • Saturday
  • 8 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. Devotion
  • 8:45 a.m. Admissions process and academic program
  • 9:30 a.m Tour of St. Louis
  • Noon Brunch

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8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CT)
Monday through Friday

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