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Summer Seminary for Unitarian Universalist Youth

Application deadline extended!  Applications now due by April 1, 2014.

Summer Seminary is a program for Unitarian Universalist youth exploring the possibility of becoming a religious professional. Focusing on ordained ministry and credentialed leadership in religious education and music, the program offers youth the opportunity to explore their call to ministry in all its forms, learn about life as a religious professional, and connect with other youth considering ministry, religious education and other religious professional career paths.

Summer Seminary 2014 will take place July 30-August 4, 2014 in Chicago, IL. It is open to those who were in grades 10-12 (or the equivalent for home-schooled youth) for the 2013-2014 school year, including those who bridge into young adulthood in the spring/summer of 2014.

Apply now. Applications are due by April 1, 2014. Space is limited.

Co-hosted by Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) national staff and Meadville Lombard Theological School, Summer Seminary 2014 will explore:

  • personal call to ministry
  • leadership styles
  • preaching
  • worship and liturgy
  • faith development and theology
  • spiritual practices and self-care
  • life in seminary
  • different forms of ministry
  • the ordination, credentialing and fellowship processes

For more information about Summer Seminary, read the Blue Boat blog-posts for Summer Seminary 2013: "NEW! Summer Seminary for Youth!," "Summer Seminary Was Awesome," and "Summer Seminary Reflection" written by an attendee.


There is a registration fee for this event of $375.  This fee covers food, housing, event materials and transportation to/from and at the event. Youth are encouraged to ask their congregations for financial support to attend. A limited number of full and partial fee waivers are also available for accepted applicants.

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This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.

Last updated on Monday, March 17, 2014.

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