Admission & Financial Aid
Careers for Christ Weekend
Register now for Careers for Christ Weekend 2015!
Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8
High school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in becoming LCMS church professionals are invited to register for CUC's Careers for Christ Weekend 2015! Highlights of the weekend include:
- Career sessions about CUC's church professional programs (Director of Christian Education; Pre-Seminary; Lutheran Teacher Education; Deaconess; Director of Parish Music)
- Personal connections with our faculty and current students
- Group outing to exciting downtown Chicago
How do you register for Careers for Christ Weekend?
The registration deadline is October 28, 2015. Guarantee your spot by registering online today!
After you complete the online registration, download a permission form (PDF, 49 KB) and send the completed form, along with your $70 registration fee, to:
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Concordia University Chicago
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305
What are students saying about Careers for Christ Weekend?
"Everyone was very welcoming and made me feel like I belonged. God ended up using this weekend to kind of ease my anxiety regarding college and the future. Thanks for being a part of that!"
"I liked the sessions where we learned about careers."
"I loved this weekend so much, and it really confirmed how much I want to be here at CUC."
"The scavenger hunt in Chicago is great because you get to see the area and meet some of the students who go here and hear their comments about the University."
"I liked being in the dorm with the girls I stayed with."
"My favorite activity was roaming around downtown; it was an opportunity for our group to bond and have fun."
"I don't have a favorite C4C activity. I just like how informal this weekend is."
What else should you know?
What is the schedule for Careers for Christ Weekend? Careers for Christ Weekend begins with check-in at 6:30 p.m., Friday, November 6 and concludes after brunch Sunday, November 8.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, November 6
- Check-in: 6:30 p.m. (Koehneke Community Center - Main Level)
- Group activity
- Keynote speaker
- Opening devotion
Saturday, November 7
- Morning devotion
- Career Session 1
- Career Session 2
- Career Session 3
- "Meet and Greet" with church professional faculty and current students
- Group outing to downtown Chicago
- Closing devotion
Sunday, November 8
- Worship: 10 a.m. (Resurrection Lutheran Church - CUC Campus)
- Campus tours (optional)
What is this year's theme and Bible verse? The theme for Careers for Christ Weekend 2015 is "CONVINCED" based on the Bible verse: "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38–39 NIV)
Who attends Careers for Christ Weekend? High school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are considering an LCMS church profession are invited to attend. In recent years, attendees have included students from the Midwestern states of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota and Ohio, and from as far away as New York, Virginia and Texas.
Where do you sleep during the weekend? Participants stay in residence halls with current CUC students.
How much does the weekend cost? The entire weekend experience costs $70 per person, which includes all activities and materials; housing; meals, including dinner in Chicago; transportation during the event; and a Careers for Christ T-shirt.
What should you bring?
- Clothes for worship
- Casual clothes
- Spending money
- Sleeping bag
Attention youth leaders: We encourage your involvement in the career development of youth group members. Your group is welcome to attend Careers for Christ Weekend if all participants are considering LCMS church profession vocations.
Still have questions?
Call the Office of Undergraduate Admission at 708-209-3100 or contact one of our undergraduate admission counselors: