English District President Welcomes Home a Familiar Candidate

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— On November 28, Alexander W. Sabol, a fourth-year seminarian from Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, received his call to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lakeview, Michigan (English District) and Hope Lutheran Church in Stanton, Michigan (Michigan District). The Rev. Dr. Jamison J. Hardy, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s English District, through which the call officially came, was on hand to congratulate Sabol. The two share a prior connection as Sabol was in Hardy’s very first confirmation class. During...

Your Support Makes Giving Tuesday at CTSFW a Success

Thank you to everyone who shared our posts, prayed for our students and donated on Giving Tuesday! Contributions totaled nearly $10,000 before matching funds. Of that total, $5,970 was gifted as one-time donations, with another $3,360 to accrue over a year of monthly donations. This money will impact our students – your future servants – in any unforeseen circumstances and in every type of emergency situation. Thank you! Those who signed up for monthly donations will receive an e-newsletter toward the end of each...

Serving Future Servants on Giving Tuesday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— One week from today, on November 28, Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, will participate in the National Day of Giving, which always falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Commonly referred to as Giving Tuesday, the one-day event begins the charitable season for many non-profits. This year will mark CTSFW’s second as a participant, this time around the theme “Serving Future Servants.” While the majority of pastoral and diakonal students at CTSFW already have most of their tuition covered by...

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,...