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January 2013

Youth explore ministry with Previews

For some high school students, it's not too early to begin thinking about seminary. This spring, young people and their church leaders will meet to explore possibilities in vocation at Luther Seminary. Paths for vocation may include pastoral leadership, nonprofit work or other ministry.

On April 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., youth and adults will meet in the Olson Campus Center to learn more about life at Luther. Youth will have a chance to speak with Christian rapper AGAPE*, otherwise known as David Scherer, a Master of Arts junior in Congregational Mission and Leadership. During the Previews event in fall 2012, he inspired teenagers with his story about growing in faith.

Previews explores the concept of call as it affects youth, which contrasts with the idea of a future career simply being a job. It offers all youth a chance to see what life is like as a seminarian, should they choose to move forward with that option.

"Previews is a unique gathering of young leaders who, along with their pastors and youth leaders, will spend time on our campus imagining the many wonderful possibilities they might discover by combining their faith and talents together in a way that makes a difference for others and the world," said Andy Jolivette, associate director of admissions.

During the event, visitors will tour the campus, meet in breakout sessions, be entered to win prizes and enjoy lunch together. Throughout Previews, they'll gain firsthand knowledge of life at Luther through discussions with students, staff and faculty.

Register your group today or contact admissions with questions at or 800-LUTHER3.

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