Discernment Weekend November 2019

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 8 and 9, 2019. Discernment Weekend offers a day and a half of teaching, prayer, discussion, thoughtful challenge, worship, fellowship, and food with Seattle Pacific Seminary faculty and current students, along with others who are considering seminary.

WHEN

Friday and Saturday, November 8 and 9, 2019

WHERE

SPU campus

REGISTRATION

Register online at spu.edu/discern or call 206-281-2342, or email seminary@spu.edu.

COST

  • Friday and Saturday: $25 (includes dinner on Friday, Seattle excursion, and breakfast on Saturday)
  • Friday only: $20 (includes dinner and Seattle excursion) SPU current students and alumni: $15

GET A $1,000 SPS SCHOLARSHIP FOR ATTENDING DISCERNMENT WEEKEND

If you attend Discernment Weekend and then are admitted to and enroll in Seattle Pacific Seminary in autumn 2020 or 2021, you will receive a $1,000 scholarship for your first academic year at SPS. Limit one scholarship per person; you must apply for admission and be admitted to and enroll at SPS in autumn 2020 or 2021 to qualify. Email seminary@spu.edu for details.

COMING FROM OUT OF STATE?

If you will be traveling from out of the state of Washington to attend Discernment Weekend, we will reimburse you $100 for your traveling expenses. You must live a minimum of 100 miles from Seattle Pacific University. Email seminary@spu.edu for details.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Meet SPS faculty and students.
  • 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.

Schedule

Friday, November 8

 1:00–1:30 p.m.

 Arrival and Welcome

 1:30–2:15 p.m.

 Vocation and Discernment Discussion

 2:15–3:15 p.m.

 Guided Prayer

 3:15–3:45 p.m.

 Break with optional Campus Tour

 3:45–4:30 p.m.

 SPS’s Theological Vision

 4:30–4:45 p.m.

 Seminary Student Council Presentation

 4:45–5:30 p.m.

 Q&A: SPS Current Student and Alumni Panel

 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Casual hang-out w/beverages (coffee, hot chocolate, cider, and tea)

 6:45–7:45 p.m.

 Dinner

 8:00 p.m.

Optional late-night community outing 

Saturday, November 9

9:15–10 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

10–11:15 a.m.

Lectio Divina 

11:15 a.m–noon

Prayer and Commissioning

12:00 p.m.

Adjourn