As you are thinking about the future, we encourage you to attend Concordia's Servants of Christ Seminar to learn more about what it means to be a servant of Christ in your studies, in your work, and in all of your relationships.
Learn about the biblical teaching of vocation: As you look to the future, you may be asking yourself questions like these: What am I good at? What do I enjoy doing? What will allow me to make a fair amount of money? These are reasonable questions, but here are some other questions to consider: What does God want me to do? How will I serve God by serving others as I do my work well? The Servants of Christ Seminar will help you to wrestle with these questions as well as questions about how your college education will shape your faith and how you might be a blessing to every person you encounter.
Get information about college and careers: Whether you are considering full-time church work, education, medicine, business, computers, or any of a number of other areas of study, the Servants of Christ Seminar will give you the opportunity to learn more about the education required and about career opportunities that might be a good fit for you. You will also get tips on how to use your education, especially your high school education, to prepare for college and how to choose a college that will work well for you.
Take part in group sessions that will help you to grow in your faith: The Servants of Christ Seminar will also offer group sessions on such topics as how Jesus helps us to deal with anxiety and how Christians relate to science.
The petals of a lily are never wrinkled with worry. How do they do it? How do the birds trust the God who made them? We are so much more than lilies and birds and we worry so very much more. Yet the Bible has wonderful advice on how we might turn from worry to prayer, from dark memories to the light, from bitterness to thanksgiving. Join Dr. Paavola as we discuss how the words of Jesus and Paul give us hope in an anxiety-filled world.
What are good questions to ask when our origin is explained with evolution? Find out inquiries that involve observational science and open discussions with evolutionists.
Scripture teaches that life is a precious gift of God and should be protected. But what makes human life valuable and worthy of protection? In this breakaway we ask why life should be protected and how the value of life factors into debates about suicide, abortion, euthanasia, and the like.
“Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” The disciples’ question for Jesus shows that part of Christian faith and life is learning how to pray: what do you say when speaking to the Lord, the creator of heaven and earth? Luther gave advice on how to pray in a short book for Peter, his barber, who asked Luther for guidance in his prayer life. In this breakaway we learn and practice the kind of prayer Luther suggests, so that students learn to pray like Luther.