Mar 02, 2010 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 19-24, the 12th annual Vocatio 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. Additionally, youth will be able to gain college and Seminary information pertaining to a variety of church work vocations.

Activities during Vocatio will focus on the Bible verse, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). The high school participants will delve into this theme through the four disciplines of the formation of ministry: exegetical, systematic, historical, and practical. Seminary professors will lead Bible studies and discussions about vocation throughout the week.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a Servant Event. Past events have included work at St. Louis area congregations and the Saxon Lutheran Memorial. They will also have the opportunity to attend an event in the St. Louis area such as a St. Louis Cardinals’ game or the Muny outdoor musical theater.

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 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;; 1-800-822-9545. To register online, visit the Seminary’s Web site at