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CLS hosts weekend retreat for those interested in exploring the pastoral ministry

July 20, 2016 No Comment
Playing a little foosball during the weekend retreat.

Playing a little foosball during the weekend retreat.

EDMONTON – From May 13-15, Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS – Edmonton) held a weekend retreat for young men interested in exploring the pastoral ministry.

Six young men, mostly high school students, joined seminarians and faculty in sample classes in exegetical, systematic, historical, and practical theology. They worshipped with the seminary community in chapel and with the local congregation at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Along the way, they also played games and ate some great food.

“The seminary was blessed to have these young men as our guest,” a CLS release notes, “and we hope we were a blessing to them as they grow and contemplate their own future.”

“It takes the whole church to raise up and form a young man to the point where he is ready to be called to serve a congregation,” the release continues. “The seminary is the place where much of that formation takes place, but it is only one chapter in a lifetime of formation that begins first in a family and a congregation.”

If you or someone you know is interested in exploring whether the pastoral ministry is right for you, visit www.isgodcallingme.ca. The website includes testimonials, resources, and contact information for Lutheran Church–Canada’s two seminaries.

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