E-lert - November 2012

High school students get preview of Luther Seminary

For the last 17 years, Luther Seminary has welcomed high school students to campus for a day of discussion, information and reflection. On Nov. 8, 60 youth and adults met in the Olson Campus Center to learn more about life at Luther.

Youth had a chance to speak with Christian rapper AGAPE, also known as David Scherer, a Master of Arts junior in Congregational Mission and Leadership. He spoke about his faith journey through high school and college.

"AGAPE was a performer at the 2012 Youth Gathering. They got to meet him and hear who Dave really is," said Andy Jolivette, associate director of admissions.

During the morning's chapel service, 2011 Master of Divinity graduate Jonathan Davis shed light on each person's role as a pastor within personal and community relationships. He also brought youth from his church to the event. Within the attendees, a broad range of churches were represented. One group left their hometown of Virginia, Minn., at 4 a.m. to attend the event.

Previews explored the concept of call as it affects youth, which contrasts with the idea of a future career simply being a job.

"Previews introduces vocation and calling into the lives of young people. That's something they already really know, and this is to affirm their gifts and qualities of leadership," said Jolivette.

Throughout the event, students also had a tour, enjoyed fellowship and lunch together and met with Luther Seminary President Richard Bliese.

Find out more about our next Previews event on April 18.