Symposia Series on the Communion of Saints and Morality

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— From January 16–19, 2018, the annual Symposia Series will take place at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne. The 33rd Annual Symposium on Exegetical Theology, January 16 and 17, will present on topics related to “The Communion of Saints: Called Into Fellowship.” Immediately following, January 17–19, the 41st Annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions will focus on “Confessional Lutheran Confessions on the Moral Life.” Attendees can expect such presentations as “The Mystery of the Communion of Saints” and “Incarnational-Christological Definitions...

Upcoming Events at CTSFW—December 2017

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— Check out the upcoming events offered by Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), 6600 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  For additional information concerning all events, please go to www.ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2100. Please note that all times for campus events are Eastern Time. On November 28, CTSFW will participate in Giving Tuesday, an online donation event that takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Built on the theme “Serving Future Servants,” CTSFW will create an emergency care fund for students. Operating under the Student...

SMP Completion and Fall Vicarage Assignments Announced at Chapel

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, recognized two groups of men this week during morning chapel. On November 7, the Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) Class of 2013 was recognized for completion of the SMP Program. Created to provide faithful men to congregations that could not otherwise secure a full-time, fully compensated pastor, the SMP Program takes four years to complete. After completing the SMP Program, men are called to specific ministries where they have a general ministry pastor supervise them...

CTSFW to Offer Ph.D. in Theological Studies Beginning Fall 2018

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— For the past two years, planning has been underway to expand the doctoral programs offered at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne. In response to decades of national and international requests for additional doctoral offerings at CTSFW, the Seminary is on track to add a Ph.D. in Theological Studies Program beginning with the 2018-19 academic year. “We have long been respected internationally for our Biblical and Confessional Lutheran studies,” noted Academic Dean Dr. Charles A. Gieschen. “Now we are ready...

Upcoming Music Events at CTSFW

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— Much like the Lutheran church itself, Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, has a rich history of music. The Seminary holds music events in Kramer Chapel throughout the year, which are open to the public for either worship, enjoyment or both. There are six opportunities coming up through the end of the year.   Tuesday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. Reformation Anniversary Vespers with the Concordia Lutheran High School Chamber Choir, Seminary Kantorei and Seminary Schola Cantorum. Sunday, November 5...

Advent Preaching Workshop on Prayer, Meditation and Trial

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— “Take care,” Dr. Martin Luther wrote in his preface to the Wittenberg Edition of Luther’s German Writings, “that you do not grow weary or think that you have done enough when you have read, heard, and spoken once or twice, and that you then have complete understanding. You will never be a particularly good theologian if you do that.” The study of Scripture, according to Luther, requires prayer, meditation and trial, and thus he named his method of...

Upcoming Events at CTSFW—November 2017

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— Check out the upcoming events offered by Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), 6600 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  For additional information concerning all events, please go to www.ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2100. Please note that all times for campus events are Eastern Time. As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, CTSFW has collected a number of resources and events to help you learn more and celebrate with us. Go to www.ctsfw.edu/Reformation-500 to find lectures from our recent CTSFW Reformation Lecture Series, articles,...

Barronelle Stutzman Visited Campus to Share Her Story

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— On Friday, October 6, 2017, Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, invited Barronelle Stutzman, the Washington florist sued after she refused to design floral arrangements for a same-sex wedding, to hold a talk in one of the classrooms on campus. Though her case is ongoing, Barronelle has chosen to travel the country so she can tell the story of courage, faith in action and God’s grace in all things.

Singing the Faith at CTSFW Good Shepherd Institute Conference Begins November 5

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— Throughout history God’s people have sung His praises, making a joyful noise to the Lord. In celebration of 500 years as the “Singing Church,” from November 5–7, the Good Shepherd Institute of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, will hold a conference here on campus about “Singing the Faith—Past, Present and Future.” In the words of Martin Luther, who often referred to music as the greatest of treasures: “I would gladly see all the arts, especially music, in the service...

CTSFW Campus Visit for College Students Interested in Becoming a Pastor or Deaconess

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— For those undergraduates who are considering training in either pastoral ministry or diakonal service, Christ Academy College (for men) and Phoebe Academy College (for women) offer a firsthand experience of how Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, forms its students in accord with a confessional Lutheran identity. The four-day event, taking place November 2–5, immerses young men and women in the classes, worship and day-to-day life which shapes pastors faithful to the Holy Scriptures and deaconesses who are equipped to...