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Careers for Christ Weekend

You're invited to CUC for Careers for Christ Weekend 2019!
Friday, October 4 – Sunday, October 6

High school students who are interested in becoming LCMS church professionals are invited to register for CUC's Careers for Christ Weekend 2019!

Registration is now open!

The theme for Careers for Christ Weekend 2019 is "Refuge, Strength and Help" based on the Bible verse: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1 ESV)

Highlights of the weekend include:

Additional option for young women only!

Young women attending Careers for Christ Weekend 2019 are encouraged to attend Women of Mercy, a special event starting 24 hours earlier, on Thursday, October 3. Come to campus a day sooner for this service and learning opportunity for young women only! 

Learn more about Women of Mercy.

How do you register for Careers for Christ Weekend and Women of Mercy?

The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Guarantee your spot by registering online today!

Click to register now for Careers for Christ Weekend!

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 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 4, and concludes after brunch (around 12 p.m.) Sunday, October 6. An optional campus tour is offered at noon. 

Schedule of Events:

Friday, October 4

  • Check-in: 6:30 p.m. (CUC Chapel lobby – #5 on the campus map)
  • Welcome
  • Group activity
  • Keynote speaker
  • Time of Prayer and Praise

Saturday, October 5

  • Morning Prayer Office
  • Breakfast
  • 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
  • Dinner
  • Bonfire and closing devotion

Sunday, October 6

  • Worship: 10 a.m. (CUC Chapel)
  • Brunch
  • Campus tour (optional)

Who attends Careers for Christ Weekend? High school students 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, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin, as well as New York, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

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?

  • 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? 

For questions about the Careers for Christ Weekend program, contact Rich Heinz, Assistant Vice President for Mission and MinistryRichard.Heinz@CUChicago.edu, 708-209-3514