Taste of the Sem

For High School Men

Learn more about pastoral ministry at Concordia Seminary
Feb. 16-18, 2019

Taste of the Sem is an opportunity for high school men to spend a weekend at the Seminary to study theology, pray, worship, meet, and talk with Seminary students and professors.


The event provides a sense of Seminary life for those who think God might be directing them toward the pastoral ministry. Taste of the Sem helps participants gain a better understanding of what we confess when we say, ”Faith alone, Scripture alone, Grace alone.” Participants explore the significant historical impact of the Lutheran Reformation on the Church and world, and study the Scriptures with Seminary professors to find out why we believe in justification by grace through faith. Participants spend time with one Seminary student at his field education congregation on Sunday morning and attend classes with him on Monday morning. Throughout the weekend, volleyball, basketball, foosball, and pingpong tournaments are offered.

Registration and Travel

The registration deadline is Jan. 6, 2018. There is no registration fee. Registration is limited to 40 participants and is taken on a first-registered basis. Registration is incomplete until you have received a confirmation email from the admissions office. All meals and housing are provided by the Seminary. Participants are responsible for their own transportation costs. If arriving by air, bus, or train, please provide your full itinerary as the Seminary provides complimentary shuttles from the airport, and bus and train terminals.

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Things to note

Please bring a Bible.

Tentative Schedule

  • Saturday
  • 12:00 p.m. Registration, activities, free time
  • 5:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. Introduction and icebreakers
  • 8:00 p.m. Session I
  • 9:00 p.m. Tournaments
  • 10:00 p.m. Bed
  • Sunday
  • 7:00 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m. Church and lunch with mentor
  • 3:00 p.m. Campus tour
  • 4:45 p.m. Session II
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner with faculty
  • 7:00 p.m. Session III
  • 8:15 p.m. Devotion
  • 9:00 p.m. Tournaments
  • 11:00 p.m. Bed
  • Monday
  • 7:00 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m. Class with mentor
  • 9:35 a.m. Chapel
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch with mentor
  • 12:30 p.m. Sign out and departure

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Office Hours
7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (CDT)
Monday through Friday

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