For College Students/Second-Career Men and Women

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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.


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Reminder: Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19, even those who are vaccinated, should avoid coming to campus, and are encouraged to get tested as soon as possible. People who are vaccinated are not required to wear facial coverings while on campus.

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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