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February 24, 2014 No Comment

cls-clts-webCANADA – On February 18, four potential students visited Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS) in St. Catharines, Ontario, for a “Taste of the Seminary,” with three additional prospective students planning to visit the seminary later in February. And in Edmonton, Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS) is gearing up for its own “Saturday at the Sem” for prospective students on March 1.

Prospective students at CLS’ Taste of the Seminary event attended classes in Christian doctrine and preaching, and also participated in the weekly “Pericope Seminar” which models how a pastor studies a text and prepares to preach. Participants also attended Morning Prayer in the Martin Luther Chapel, and shared in a hearty lunch with 30 members of the seminary community—and Olympic hockey on the students’ new big screen television.

Prospective students attending CLS’ Saturday at the Sem event will enjoy pre-lunch Foosball after noon, and a Pig Roast at 1:00 p.m. Following lunch, participants will enjoy tours, information sessions, and conversation with faculty and students. A closing service will be led by President Jim Gimbel in the chapel later, with dessert in the foyer at 3:00 p.m.

Those interested in attending Saturday at the Sem in Edmonton are asked to contact CLS’ registrar Jeffrey Nachtigall at 780-474-1468. Those wishing to visit CLTS for their own Taste of the Seminary experience should contact the school at 905-688-3262. Visit CLS’ website and CLTS’ website for more information.

Those considering the pastoral ministry may also wish to check out the Is God Calling Me? website. In addition, check out The Canadian Lutheran’s in-depth look at seminary life and the article Called by God.

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