The Synod’s two seminaries are offering this fall free visitation events for men and women college age and older. Both events — held on the seminaries’ campuses in St. Louis and Fort Wayne, Ind. — provide free meals, lodging, and transportation to and from local airports.
The events are designed to offer visitors and their spouses/fiancees a glimpse of seminary life and information about how they can prepare for service as a pastor, chaplain, missionary, or deaconess in The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.
- The fall “Invitational Campus Visit,” Sept. 19-22 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, includes chapel services, a campus tour, Bible study, a pizza party, dinner with faculty, a visit to a class in session, a “president’s banquet,” and an information fair. Presentations will be given on the office of the ministry, financial aid, the seminary’s food and clothing co-op, relocating, curriculum, and the admission process. The event also offers “free time” for activities such as house hunting, visiting local schools, and sitting in on seminary classes.
- “Contemplate,” held Oct. 11-13 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will include a campus tour, a welcome reception and dinner with faculty, a chapel service, a visit to a class in session, a campus information fair, a student panel discussion, and individual talks with admissions counselors. Break-out sessions will focus on the spiritual and personal aspects of the decision-making process, and offer presentations on the academic program, resident field education, vicarages and internships, financial assistance, and housing.
For more information on the Fort Wayne event, call the Office of Admission at (800) 481-2155 or send an e-mail to Rev. Scott Stiegemeyer, director of admission, at email@example.com.
For information on the St. Louis event, contact the Admissions Office at (800) 822-9545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted Aug. 8, 2007