Next Steps

For Families

Register for family events at Concordia Seminary
July 10-11, 2020

Next Steps is geared toward prospective students who are married, their spouses and children. This two-day event provides participants an opportunity to connect with the Concordia Seminary community, especially with students and their families. From visiting the campus to experiencing life with Seminary families, participants find answers to many questions about how to thrive as a family while at the Seminary.


Participants gain useful information about on-campus housing, financial aid, the Food Bank, the Re-Sell It Shop and much more. Children have supervised recreation time during the informational sessions. The panel discussion features current Seminary families answering questions with honest answers from their own experiences.

On Friday night, participants are invited to attend an informal BBQ in the Woods (the nickname for married student on-campus housing).

Saturday includes fun events for the whole family. A farewell brunch on campus concludes the formal events.

Registration and Travel

The registration deadline for 2020 is June 15. There is no registration fee. Housing and meals during the event will be provided by Concordia Seminary. The Seminary will provide hotel accommodations for Thursday night and Friday night. Additional nights are at the participant’s own expense.

Participants are responsible for their own transportation. If arriving by air, bus or train, please provide your full itinerary as we do provide complimentary shuttles from the airport and from bus and train terminals. The Seminary is not able to provide transportation for infants and toddlers unless the parent(s) provide and install the appropriate seat.

Requirements for Concordia event registration

Things to note

Registration deadline is two weeks prior to each event.

Please bring a Bible.

Tentative Schedule

  • Friday
  • 9 a.m. Check-in on campus
  • 9:35 a.m. Chapel
  • 9:55 a.m. Coffee
  • 10:30 a.m. Campus tour
  • Noon Break
  • 1 p.m. Devotion and overview for parents — Loeber Hall II. Supervised recreation for older children and quiet time for younger children is provided. Loeber Hall guest rooms will be available for parents who would like to have a quiet place for naps and quiet time with their children.
  • 1:30 p.m. Panel discussion and fellowship — Loeber Hall II
  • 3 p.m. Financial aid — Loeber Hall II
  • 3:45 p.m. Housing — Loeber Hall II
  • 5:15 p.m. BBQ in the Woods (weather permitting)
  • 6:30 p.m. Return to hotel for the evening
  • Saturday
  • Breakfast at your hotel (please be finished with breakfast before 8:30 a.m.)
  • 8:30 a.m. Devotion — hotel
  • 8:45 a.m. Admissions process — hotel
  • 9:30 a.m. Depart for Saint Louis Science Center
  • 11:30 a.m. Return to campus for brunch — Wartburg Hall Commons
  • 1 p.m. Closing devotion — Chapel of St. Eunice and St. Lois

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Office Hours
7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (CDT)
Monday through Friday


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  • Fiances and spouses are welcome. Child care is not provided but infants and toddlers are welcome in sessions.
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