Considering Seminary? Discernment Weekend 2017


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 November 3 and 4.

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.

If you can't make it this time around, mark your calendar for February 16-17, 2018. We hope to see you then!


Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4, 2017


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)
SPU Current Student & Almuni/ae: $15

Program Highlights

  • Meet SPS faculty and students.
  • Learn about our MDiv, MA, and Dual Degree programs.
  • Participate in thoughtful discussions with 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 206-281-2171, or email


Thursday, November 2

(Optional: sit in on a seminary class on Thursday evening. 6:00-8:35pm with free Seminary community dinner from 4:30-6:00pm)

Friday, November 3

 1 p.m. 


 1:30–2:45 p.m.

 Vocation and Discernment Discussion

 2:45–3 p.m.


 3–3:45 p.m.

 SPS’s Theological Vision

 3:45–4 p.m.


 4–5 p.m.

 Q & A with Seminary Student Panel

 5–5:30 p.m.


 5:30–6:45 p.m.

 Guided Prayer

 6:45–7:45 p.m.


 7:45–9 p.m.

 Late Night Dessert

Saturday, November 4

9:15–10 a.m.

 Continental Breakfast

10–11:15 a.m.

 Lectio Divina

11:15 a.m.–12 p.m.

 Prayer and Commissioning

12 p.m.


Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017


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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.  

Check out this video and learn more about Discernment Weekend.


Meet SPS Student Jeff Lam

Jeff is a public school teacher, seminarian, husband, and father. He shares why he chose Seattle Pacific Seminary and his dream to someday be a Theology professor.


Meet SPS Alum Jaymes Lackey

Jaymes recounts how he and his young family were called from California to Washington in pursuit of a seminary education at Seattle Pacific Seminary and discusses where God is leading them in the future.