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Discernment Weekend 2014

Discernment Weekend

If you’ve ever wondered whether seminary was for you, Seattle Pacific Seminary invites you to explore your calling and vocation at Discernment Weekend on February 7 and 8.

Discernment Weekend offers a day and a half of teaching, prayer, discussion, thoughtful challenge, worship, fellowship, and food with Seattle Pacific Seminary faculty, and students, along with others who are considering seminary.


Friday and Saturday, February 7 and 8, 2014


SPU campus, Kingswood House (adjacent to campus), and downtown Seattle


  • Friday and Saturday: $25 (includes dinner on Friday, Seattle excursion, and breakfast on Saturday)
  • Friday only: $20 (includes dinner and Seattle excursion)

Program Highlights

  • Meet SPS faculty and students.
  • Learn about our MDiv, MA in Theology, and Dual Degree programs.
  • Participate in thoughtful discussions from SPS faculty on vocation and discernment.
  • Talk with SPS students about their discernment process and Seminary experience.
  • Engage in prayerful discernment in worship and community with others.
  • Get to know students over late-night social outings in downtown Seattle.


Register online, call 206-281-2342, or email


Friday, February 7

1:00 p.m. Welcome
1:15–2:00 p.m.    Introduction to Seminary Education
2:00–2:45 p.m.    Graduate Studies at Seattle Pacific Seminary
2:45-–3:00 p.m.    Break
3:00–4:30 p.m. Vocation & Discernment Talk
4:30–4:45 p.m. Break
4:45–6:00 p.m. Student Panel: Discernment & Calling
6:00–6:45 p.m. Guided Prayer
7:00–9:00 p.m. Dinner
9:00–11:00 p.m. Seattle excursion/Late Night Dessert

Saturday, February 8

8:30–9:15 a.m. Lectio Divina in Library Seminar Room
9:30–10:00 a.m. Breakfast at the Kingswood House
10:15–11:15 a.m.    Calling in the Gospels
11:15–11:30 a.m.    Prayer and Commissioning
11:30 a.m. Dismissal


Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013


discernment weekend

Come Explore Your Calling With Us

Seattle Pacific Seminary invites you to explore your calling and vocation — in the company of Seminary faculty, students, and others considering seminary — on February 7 and 8, 2014. 

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