Next Steps

An event for prospective students who are married. Children are welcome!

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Next Steps is geared toward prospective students who are married. This event provides participants an opportunity to connect with the Concordia Seminary community, especially with students and their families, to help them learn how to thrive as a family while at the Seminary.

Owing to unforeseen circumstances, the Next Steps visitation event has been postponed. A new date for Next Steps will be posted here soon. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you!


Participants gain useful information about on-campus housing, financial aid, the Food Bank, the Re-Sell It Shop and much more. The panel discussion features current Seminary families answering questions with honest answers from their own experiences.

This event is designed for those considering the residential (on the Seminary campus) Master of Divinity or Deaconess Studies programs. For additional information about the Seminary’s distance programs or Advanced Studies programs, contact Admissions Coordinator Sarah Seying at


  • Thursday
  • Arrival at the Drury Inn Forest Park
  • Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. Registration
  • 9:00 a.m. Welcome
  • 9:35 a.m. Chapel
  • 10:00 a.m. Group photo
  • 10:10 a.m. Coffee and refreshments
  • 10:30 a.m. Campus tour
  • 11:30 a.m. Families in Transition
  • Noon Lunch – Wartburg Dining Hall
  • 1:00 p.m. Children five years and older – Seminary Adventures!
  • Younger children – rooms will be available for naps and quiet time
  • Adults – Seminary Essentials
  • 1:15 p.m. Health and Wellness
  • 1:45 p.m. Financial Aid
  • 2:15 p.m. Seminary Housing – Apartment tour, Food Bank, Re-Sell It Shop
  • 3:00 p.m. Application Process
  • 3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
  • 5:00 p.m. Dinner – Koburg Dining Hall
  • 6:00 p.m. Return to Drury Inn for family time
  • Saturday
  • 8:30 a.m. Devotion
  • 8:45 a.m. Reflection and Projection – The Next Steps
  • 9:15 a.m. Depart for the Saint Louis Science Center
  • 11:30 a.m. Depart for the Seminary
  • Noon Brunch in Wartburg Dining Hall
  • Evaluations
  • 1:00 p.m. Go in peace

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