Oct. 22-24, 2023
April 14-16, 2024
Vocatio: Retreat is a three-day retreat held in the spring and fall for college students and second-career men and women that offers an opportunity to rest in God’s Word and learn more about the path to full-time service as a pastor, deaconess, missionary or chaplain.
Rest in God’s Word and in prayer in a faithful community of fellow believers
During Vocatio: Retreat, you will devote time to prayer and the study of God’s Word, and 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 academic courses, field education, vicarages/deaconess internships, financial aid, housing and the enrollment process.
Open to college students and second-career men and women, the event is free.
Registration for the Oct. 22-24, 2023 Vocatio: Retreat closes Oct. 6.
|6 p.m.||Registration and prayer|
|7:30 p.m||Social time|
Breakfast at hotel provided for hotel guests. Breakfast bags provided for those staying on campus. Families are welcome to join us at 7:45 a.m. or wait to join us for chapel at 9:35 a.m.
|7:45 a.m.||Meet at fountain|
|8 a.m.||Class visit with student mentors
Refreshments for spouses and families
|10 a.m.||Group photo/after chapel coffee|
|10:30 a.m|| Class visit with student mentors
Seminary Women’s Association visit with wives
|Noon||Lunch with student mentors|
|1 p.m.||Tour (includes Re-Sell It Shop, Food Bank and housing)|
|2:15 p.m.||Social time (snacks, drinks and fellowship)|
|3:30 p.m.||All your questions answered (child care provided)
Master of Divinity overview
|5 p.m.||Reception with Student Association|
|5:30 p.m.||Dinner with Student Association|
|6:05 p.m.||Missionary/military recruitment|
|6:15 p.m.||Devotion with professor|
|7 p.m.||Social hour with student mentors (optional)|
Breakfast at hotel provided for hotel guests. Breakfast bags provided for on-campus visitors.
|10:30 a.m.||Faculty panel|
|11:30 a.m.||Admissions process|
|Noon||Lunch and devotion with President Dr. Thomas J. Egger
Extended Stay Option
|3:30 p.m.||Resident Field Education overview|
|5:30 p.m.||Dinner provided in Wartburg Hall (registration required)|
|9:35 a.m.||Divine Service|