Sep 12, 2008 Print This Article

Concordia Seminary Announces Seventh 'Taste of the Sem' For High School Youth

The seventh annual visitation event called “Taste of the Sem” will take place Jan. 17-19, 2009, on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The event is designed to allow young men in high school the opportunity to experience Seminary life with the help of current Concordia Seminary students. With the theme, “Thy Strong Word,” participants will spend the afternoon studying God’s Word in its original languages and understand what it means to proclaim God’s Word in its truth and purity.

The event features Bible study, prayer and discussions concerning the Office of the Holy Ministry. Participants are matched with Seminary students and accompany these students to their resident field education congregations on Sunday morning and to classes and chapel service on Monday morning. High school participants also are given a tour of the campus and the opportunity for dinner and discussion with Seminary faculty members.

“We want these young men to become informed and excited about what the future could hold for them at Concordia Seminary,” commented Rev. Kyle Castens, director of ministerial recruitment at Concordia Seminary. “A ‘Taste of the Sem’ is exactly what we want the participants to have, and we think this taste will develop an appetite for more.”

There is no registration fee. All meals and lodging will be provided free of charge. Transportation between the airport, train station, bus station and the Seminary campus also will be provided. Participants are responsible for their own transportation costs.

For more information about “Taste of the Sem,” contact the Admissions Office, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; 1-800-822-9545,, or visit the Seminary’s Web site at