Admission & Financial Aid
Careers for Christ Weekend
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 2018!
The theme for Careers for Christ Weekend 2018 is "Immeasurably More" based on the Bible verse:
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV)
Highlights of the weekend include:
- Career sessions about CUC's LCMS church professional programs: (Lutheran Teacher Education; Director of Christian Education; Pre-Seminary; Deaconess; Director of Parish Music)
- Personal connections with our faculty and current students
- Group outing to exciting downtown Chicago
- Keynote session (stay tuned for details about our Careers for Christ 2018 keynote speaker!)
Additional option for young women only!
Young women attending Careers for Christ Weekend 2018 are also invited to a special Women of Mercy event starting 24 hours before Careers for Christ. Learn more about Women of Mercy.
How do you register for Careers for Christ Weekend and Women of Mercy?
The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Guarantee your spot by registering online today!
After you complete the online registration, download a permission form (PDF, 160 KB) and send the completed form, along with your $75 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?
“I loved everything about C4C Weekend because it was all Christ-centered, fun and emphasized community.”
“I think this is a really cool thing CUC does. It really helps us choose and decide what path we think God wants us to go on, and it’s also a great way to meet new people. Thank you so much for this year’s C4C! I had a lot of fun!”
“I especially enjoyed the chance to speak with the faculty at lunch, as well as listening to them explain their jobs at the sessions. Truly helpful in discerning and preparing for the future.”
“The staff was amazing and all of the students who led us were AMAZING!”
“It was cool to worship God together and it got me excited about worshiping here as a student.”
“I really liked being able to stay in the dorms with current CUC students — it gave me such an awesome feel for what college will actually be like, as well as a really awesome view of student life at CUC. Overall, I felt like the weekend also gave me a great grasp on all the different, yet complementary, roles in church work, which I really loved!”
“Careers for Christ was a life changing experience for me. I loved this weekend!”
“My favorite part of C4C Weekend was either the first night’s Prayer and Praise or the bonfire — you could feel God’s presence in the area.”
“C4C was amazing and really opened my eyes to so many things that I could do with my life!”
“I had sooooo much fun! I love how many opportunities we had during C4C — and all the opportunities that CUC has to offer.”
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, October 12, and concludes after brunch (around 12 p.m.) Sunday, October 14. An optional campus tour is offered at noon.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, October 12
- Check-in: 6:30 p.m. (CUC Chapel lobby – #5 on the campus map)
- Group activity
- Keynote speaker
- Time of Prayer and Praise
Saturday, October 13
- Morning Prayer Office
- Morning devotion
- Career Session 1
- Career Session 2
- Career Session 3
- "Meet and Greet" lunch with church professional faculty and current students
- Lecture by Rich Heinz, Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry
- Afternoon devotion
- Group outing to downtown Chicago
- Bonfire and closing devotion
Sunday, October 14
- Worship: 10 a.m. (CUC Chapel)
- Campus tour (optional)
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, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Iowa, North Dakota and Ohio, as well as Tennessee, New York, Maryland, North Carolina 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 $75 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.