Because we understand each of us are called and each of us takes a unique path to Christian vocation, McCormick Theological Seminary provides several events over the course of the year to provide opportunities to spend some time in discernment and to learn about life as a McCormick community member – Evenings of Discernment  and Inquiry Into Ministry Weekend .
As Rev. Lillian Daniel reminds us in her book This Odd and Wondrous Calling, “Somehow God calls us into practicing our faith together, not so that we will all march in lockstep but so that we will move like a dance troupe, in which each one of us contributes a somewhat different step into the unfolding work and beauty.” Come visit and join us for a moment to discern your different step. Come explore McCormick!
Evenings of Discernment
We understand that life is full of priorities and time commitments – family, ministry, work – and that it is difficult to dedicate a whole weekend to discernment. Therefore, we would like to spend an evening with you, sharing with you an experience of what makes McCormick an outstanding place to prepare for leadership in the church and world.
The timing of this event is in line with many of our courses taught in our Masters program. We are intentional about keeping these events to a three-hour time period because, should you become a McCormick student, this Evening of Discernment might also give you a taste of what it is like to come to campus on a weeknight for a typical three-hour class.
These events are free of charge and dinner is provided.
Please register for the event so we can have an accurate count for meals. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Jamie Wasowski, Associate of Master's Level of Recruitment and Admissions at 773.947.6255 or firstname.lastname@example.org 
Evenings of Discernment for the 2013-2014 school year are TBD.
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Inquiry Into Ministry Weekend
This event offers participants an opportunity to discern with others the call to theological education, explore the question “What am I called to next?” and experience what makes McCormick an outstanding place to prepare for leadership in the church and world.
There is a $45 registration fee. Included in the cost are:
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Jamie Wasowski, Associate of Master's Level of Recruitment and Admissions at 773.947.6255 or email@example.com 
Click here to register for the Spring Inquiry into Ministry .
2:00 p.m. – Registration and Guest Housing Check-In
3:00 p.m. – Welcome & Worship
4:15 p.m. – Intros & Icebreakers
4:45 p.m. – Building Tour
5:05 p.m. – Break
5:15 p.m. – Exploring Vocation, Call & Ministry
6:15 p.m. – Housing Tour
7:00 p.m. – Dining with Alumni/ae & Students
9:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
10:00 a.m. – Morning Prayers
10:15 a.m. – A Taste of Seminary: What happens in a Classroom?
12:15 p.m. – Lunch with Faculty
1:15 p.m. – Spiritual Practice
1:45 p.m. – “I Teach at McCormick Because …”
2:30 p.m. – Break
3:00 p.m. – Life at McCormick: Challenges & Opportunities – Student Panel
4:15 p.m. – Break
4:30 p.m. – Introducing the Masters Program
5:00 p.m. – “How, When, and How Much?” What have you heard?
5:45 p.m. – Evening Prayers/Closing Service
6:15 p.m. – Dining in Chicago
Worship at local congregations and explore Chicago!
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