Discernment Days

Considering Seminary? Discernment Days 2022

If you’ve ever wondered whether seminary was for you, Seattle Pacific Seminary invites you to explore your calling and vocation at Discernment Days on Wednesday, February 2, or Thursday, February 3. Discernment Days offers teaching, prayer, discussion, and thoughtful challenge with Seattle Pacific Seminary faculty, along with others who are considering seminary.

Discernment Days will offer an opportunity to learn more about the various Seminary Programs and hear from Faculty and Staff via a Webinar (Zoom Conferencing).

Both domestic and international students who attend the Discernment Days will receive a $1000 scholarship for their studies. This is above and beyond any aid you may already qualify for through FAFSA and SPU’s institutional aid.

Attendees will receive a copy of the book, Calling and Clarity: Discovering What God Wants for Your Life by Dr. Doug Koskela.


Wednesday, February 2 or Thursday, February 3


In-Person on SPU's campus (February 2) OR Webinar via Zoom Conferencing (February 3)


Register online for Wednesday, February 2, or Thursday, February 3


  • No registration fee


Wednesday, February 2 (In-person)

  • 1–1:15 p.m.: Welcome
  • 1:15–2 p.m.: Vocational Discernment
  • 2–3 p.m.: Guided Prayer
  • 3–3:30 p.m.: Break and Campus Tour
  • 3:30–4:30 p.m.: Current Student Q&A
  • 4:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks
  • 6 p.m.: (optional) THEO 6412:, "Leading and Designing Congregational Worship" with Matt Sigler, PhD in Cremona Classrooms 102 or online via Zoom

Thursday, February 3 (Webinar via Zoom Conferencing)

  • 12–12:05 p.m.: Arrival & Welcome by Rev. Derick Harris, Associate Dean of Seminary Administration
  • 12:05–12:25 p.m.: Vocation and Discernment Discussion
  • 12:25–12:45 p.m.: Program Overview and Application Procedure
  • 12:45–1 p.m.: Q&A
  • 1 p.m.: Closing
  • 6 p.m.: (optional) THEO 6030: Theology and Ethics I, "Doctrine of God and Environmental Stewardship" with Michael Lanford, PhD in Cremona Classrooms 102 or online via Zoom.


If you have questions call 206-281-2342 or email seminary@spu.edu.

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