Considering Seminary? Discernment Weekend 2019


Did You Know?

Both domestic and international students who attend the Winter Discernment Weekend will receive a $1,000 scholarship for their studies. This is above and beyond any aid you may already qualify for through FAFSA and SPU’s institutional aid. You simply need to complete a Seminary scholarship application and be admitted to and matriculate in Seattle Pacific Seminary.


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 15 and 16.

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 15 and 16, 2019


SPU campus


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 & Alumni: $15

Program Highlights

  • Meet SPS faculty and students.
  • Learn about our MDivMA, 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 at, call 206-281-2342, or email


Friday, February 15

 1–1:30 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.


 8 p.m.

Optional late-night community outing 

Saturday, February 16

9:15–10 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

10–11:15 a.m.

Lectio Divina 

11:15 a.m.–noon

Prayer and Commissioning

12 p.m.


Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018