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Students take a look at seminary life

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Confirmation students play a game about well-known logos while visiting Concordia, St. Catharines.

WINNIPEG — Dozens of students got a peek inside Lutheran Church–Canada’s two seminaries this month.

Edmonton’s Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS) hosted Saturday@the Sem March 6, and St. Catharines, Ontario’s Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS) hosted the annual bring-your-confirmation-classes-to-seminary day, Tuesday, March 16.

During the events, the seminaries shared information and answered the questions of prospective students.

In Edmonton, staff, students and potential students participated in an afternoon of worship, presentations, games, pizza and prizes.

Seminary President Manfred Zeuch, and professors Edward Kettner, and Stephen Chambers discussed the process an individual must follow to become a pastor, the seminary’s curriculum and the qualities of an “overseer,” based on 1Timothy.

Thanks to video-conferencing technology, Prof. Jonathan Kraemer joined the event from Airdrie, Alta. and talked about field education and vicarages.
In St. Catharines, meantime, 35 confirmation students and eight adults visited CLTS.

Pastor James Keller, a CLTS instructor, kicked off events with Responsive Prayer, before leading students, parents and visiting pastors in an alphabet logo game.

During the game, participants discussed why people remember non-Christian logos and symbols but forget those that are Christian.

Visitors then took part in a scavenger hunt throughout the seminary – before playing Frisbee, football and volleyball outside.

The day wrapped up at 3 p.m. but not before students took a dip in Brock University’s pool.

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