This winter and spring, the Synod’s two seminaries are sponsoring open-house events for men and women — from high-school-age to adult — who are interested in pursuing church vocations.
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, has planned:
- “Taste of the Sem,” Jan. 19-21, an annual event designed to give high-school-age young men an opportunity to experience seminary life with the help of current seminarians.
- “Contemplate,” March 13-15, for men interested in becoming pastors and women interested in becoming deaconesses.
The event includes Bible study, prayer, and discussions with faculty about the office of the ministry. This year’s theme is “The Call of Christ.”
Visiting teens accompany seminary students to their resident field education congregations on Sunday, and to classes and a chapel service on Monday. The event also includes a campus tour and dinner with faculty.
Registration is $45, but all meals and on-campus lodging are provided free of charge. Travel assistance is available.
Participants have opportunities to visit with seminary students and faculty; worship with the seminary community; attend workshops on pastoral and deaconess ministries, spirituality, relocation, and student services; talk with admissions counselors; and hear about extracurricular groups.
There is no registration fee for “Contemplate,” and all meals and lodging are free. Guests will be welcomed to campus by President Dale A. Meyer and seminary faculty at a reception and dinner.
Transportation between the seminary and the St. Louis airport and bus and train stations will be provided.
For more information or to register for either event, contact the seminary’s Office of Admission at (800) 822-9545 or visit its Web site.
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., is sponsoring three visitation events over the next few months. All are free, with the seminary providing all meals, lodging, and shuttle service.
Upcoming events include:
- Christ Academy College, Feb. 15-17, designed to bring college-age men together to study theology and establish a community of men who are interested in becoming pastors.
- the “Phoebe Academy College Retreat,” new this year, a women’s version of the seminary’s Christ Academy College. The retreat, Feb. 15-17, is designed to give college-age women information about deaconess ministry. It is also open to young women with an interest in pursuing a master of arts degree in theology.
- the “Spring Invitational Campus Visit,” March 26-29, open to men who are interested in becoming pastors and women who are interested in becoming deaconesses.
The event includes class visits, theological lectures, fellowship activities, and on- and off-campus worship services.
Deadline for registration is Feb. 1. For information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the seminary at (800) 481-2155. More information is online at www.ctsfw.edu/admission/academy/cacollege.php.
The four-day event offers participants opportunities to sit in on seminary classes and talk with professors and deaconesses.
Participants may visit classes, meet with faculty members, and attend an “information fair” on Fort Wayne real estate, schools, and employment opportunities. Visitors also may talk with the seminary’s relocation coordinator and director of financial aid, and attend a banquet with President Dean O. Wenthe.
For information, contact Rev. Scott Stiegemeyer at email@example.com.
Posted Dec. 27, 2007