Opportunities in and out of the classroom
The goal of Concordia University’s pre-seminary club is to promote fellowship, education, spirituality, maturity and faith of those who seek to be pastors in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The club also holds fellowship activities and sponsors service events on and off campus.
Any Concordia student interested in studying for pastoral ministry in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod is eligible for membership, and all Concordia students interested in theological issues are invited to come to meetings and participate in discussion. The club meets on Wednesday evenings in the pre-seminary room (Founders 203) to discuss various topics pertaining to theology and pastoral practice. Refreshments are often served. In addition to weekly meetings, the pre-sem club hosts a retreat for its members each semester.
An active email list is maintained of all pre-sem students. Those who wish to have their names added should contact the director of the pre-sem program, Prof. Charles Blanco.
See also: Pre-sem club on Facebook
The Student Worship Committee at Concordia is one of the largest organizations on campus, because every Concordia student is a member of the committee. While some students are more active participants in SWC’s activities, all students have the opportunity to be involved in the spiritual life and growth of the campus community. SWC is committed to ensuring meaningful worship experiences for Concordia students.
SWC is the organization that provides acolytes, ushers and the behind-the-scenes liturgical duties. The most well-known worship events on campus are the daily chapel services. However, SWC is also assists with Concordia's other weekday worship/praise opportunities (listed here.)
In addition, SWC is responsible for two annual dramatic presentations about the life of Jesus Christ: "Journey to the Manger," offered each December, focuses on the birth of Christ, and The Way of the Cross, presented during Lent, depicts the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
All students are invited to the committee’s meetings on the first Tuesday of every month. Students who wish to become voting members of SWC may do so by signing the committee’s constitution. Students also may volunteer to acolyte, usher or help set up or take down the Eucharist. SWC is sponsored by the campus pastor's office.