Feb 12, 2009 Print This Article

Concordia Seminary to Host Vocatio For High School Youth

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will host a visitation event in June for high school youth. On June 27-July 2, the 11th annual Vocatio(formerly called Exploring Church Careers Event) will be held on the Seminary campus. The event is designed to identify, inform and encourage youth with respect to church work vocations.

Vocatio provides a unique opportunity for high school youth to participate in Bible study, worship, prayer and discussion and to visit with those who are currently serving in a variety of church work vocations. Additionally, youth will be able to gain college and Seminary information pertaining to each of the featured vocations.

Throughout the week, Vocatio participants will take part in campus tours, chapel services, devotions and evening social activities. During the students’ time on campus, they will also attend a special Sunday worship service in the Seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus and listen to presentations by a variety of church workers. Participants will also have significant time to interact with current Seminary students and take part in an off-campus Servant Event. In addition, the event will include opportunities to visit St. Louis area landmarks and attractions.

A $50 registration fee to attend Vocatio is the only charge for youth, in addition to travel costs. All activities, meals during the event and on-campus lodging are provided at no cost to participants. Scholarships are available to ensure that travel costs do not prevent youth from attending. Vocatio registration is limited to 80 high school youth entering 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade.

Vocatio is made possible by a grant Concordia Seminary received to assist in the process of identifying, informing and encouraging high school youth toward service in church work careers. The grant is from the Lilly Endowment Inc., headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind.

For more information on Vocatio, or to request a registration form, contact the Admissions Office, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; admissions@csl.edu; 1-800-822-9545. To register online, visit the Seminary’s Web site at www.csl.edu.