Admission & Financial Aid


Careers for Christ Weekend


High school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in becoming LCMS church professionals are invited to Careers for Christ Weekend to be held on CUC's campus Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30, 2016! Highlights of the weekend include: 

The theme for Careers for Christ Weekend 2016 is "Light of the World" based on the Bible verse:

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." (John 8:12 NIV)

How do you register for Careers for Christ Weekend?


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?

"C4C is great for meeting new people and is an awesome experience!"

"The devotions and speakers were great!"

"I liked having time to really talk to the college students."

"The weekend was a great experience and helped me consider my options for college and areas of study."

"I enjoyed meeting friends who will be with me at CUC next year."

"I loved going to downtown Chicago and the Prayer and Praise service."

"I liked the faculty 'Meet and Greet' at lunch because the professors were all so kind and excited to speak with us."

"I had such a great time! Best weekend of my life in a long time!"

"My favorite activities were the scavenger hunt and the bonfire because I got to meet a lot of new people and bond with them."

"I liked hanging in the dorms in the evening—super nice to just make friends and enjoy the college experience."

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 28 and concludes after brunch Sunday, October 30. 

Schedule of Events:

Friday, October 28

  • Check-in: 6:30 p.m. (Koehneke Community Center - Main Level)
  • Welcome
  • Group activity
  • Keynote speaker
  • Opening devotion

Saturday, October 29

  • Breakfast
  • Morning devotion
  • Career Session 1
  • Career Session 2
  • Career Session 3
  • Lunch
  • "Meet and Greet" with church professional faculty and current students
  • Group outing to downtown Chicago
  • Dinner
  • Closing devotion

Sunday, October 30

  • Worship: 10 a.m. (Resurrection Lutheran Church - CUC Campus)
  • Brunch
  • Campus tours (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, Missouri, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota and Ohio, and from states a little farther away, such as Louisiana, Tennessee, 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?

  • Bible
  • Clothes for worship
  • Casual clothes
  • Spending money
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Towel

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 Rosa Reiber, Associate Director of Admission, at or 708-209-3480