Seattle Pacific Seminary's Discernment Days Autumn 2022

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, November 9, or Thursday, November 10. 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 you an opportunity to learn more about the various Seminary Programs and hear from Faculty, Staff, and Current Students. You can attend this event in-person on Wednesday, November 9,  or online via Zoom Conferencing on Thursday, November 10. Attendees also have the option to attend campus events and visit a Seminary class. 

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, November 9 -or- Thursday, November 10


In-Person on SPU's campus (November 9) OR Webinar via Zoom Conferencing (November 10)


Register online for Wednesday, November 9, or Thursday, November 10


  • No registration fee


Tuesday, November 8 (optional class)

  • 6–8:35 p.m.: THEO 6020: Global Christian Heritage I: AD 100-1453 with Dr. Rick Steele, offered on campus in Cremona 102 and online via Zoom

Wednesday, November 9 (In-person) - Alexander & Adelaide Hall - Conf Room 110 (first floor)

  • 2:30–2:45 p.m.: Welcome
  • 2:45–3:15 p.m.: Vocational Discernment Conversation
  • 3:15–4 p.m.: Meet SPS Faculty
  • 4–4:30 p.m.: Break and Campus Tour
  • 4:30–5:30 p.m.: Current Student Q&A
  • 5:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks and Dinner (for those who opt to stay)
  • 7 p.m.: (optional) Frank Spina Lecture Series in Upper Gwinn

Thursday, November 10 (Webinar via Zoom Conferencing)

  • 12–12:05 p.m.: Arrival & Welcome by Rev. Ashley Skinner-Creek, Director of Seattle Pacific Seminary
  • 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.: Student Panel
  • 1 p.m. and beyond: Q&A (feel free to log off at 1 p.m. if needed)
  • 6 p.m.: (optional) THEO 6030: Theology and Ethics I, "Doctrine of God and Environmental Stewardship" with Michael Langford, PhD in Cremona Classrooms 202 or online via Zoom.

When registering for the event, you can also indicate whether you wish to attend the optional lecture on Wednesday, and if you'd like to attend a class on Tuesday or Thursday evening. Tuesday's class visit is available online and in-person, while Thursday's class is only available in-person.


If you have questions, call 206-281-2342 or email

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