“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Over and over we hear that question, from pre-school through high school. In high school, that question begins to get more serious, as it determines your preparatory courses and activities. A more important question is, “What is God calling you to become?” Might He be calling you to become a pastor, teacher, family life minister or musician in His Church for the furtherance of His Kingdom?
For over fifty years, the Lord has used Concordia University in Ann Arbor to raise up church workers for His Kingdom work. Our instructors have seen how God leads young people to make them faithful servants of the Word as pastors, teachers, family life ministers and church musicians.
Trinity Time is an overnight retreat for high school students to learn about church work vocations by spending time with Concordia faculty and students, explore their own sense of calling through study of the Word and hands-on activities, and simply grow in the grace of God and the joy of His salvation in Jesus Christ.
What will we do?
Trinity Time will include reflection on the works of God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—as God is active in our creation, redemption, sanctification. In each segment of the retreat, we will open the Scriptures to consider God’s works and how He is calling us to care for His creation, proclaim His redemption, and live the holy life which He gives us in Christ Jesus.
Concordia has the advantage of being located within easy driving distance of vibrant urban, rural and suburban ministries. This year’s retreatants will have the opportunity to explore city ministry in the context of helping the poor and encountering the work that God’s Spirit does both for them through His church and in His church through them.
Canoe Trip/Nature Walk
Retreatants will spend time in God’s good creation reflecting on the wonder of His handiwork. All Church work vocations must begin with the fact of creation. We are made by God. We belong to Him. His care is constant and faithful.
Feel free to reach out to Charles Schulz, Assistant Professor of Theology, Concordia University Ann Arbor.
Phone: (734) 995-7384