CTSFW to Celebrate Opening of 172nd Academic Year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—On Tuesday, September 5, 2107, the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, community will celebrate the beginning of our 172nd academic year. CTSFW President Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr. will serve as preacher for the Opening Service at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern) in Kramer Chapel. If you can’t be on campus, watch live at www.ctsfw.edu/DailyChapel or www.facebook.com/CTSFW. We will welcome future pastors and deaconesses arriving for their first year of studies, returning students and those seeking advanced degrees such as the S.T.M,...

Upcoming Events at CTSFW—August 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. CTSFW Continuing Education offerings for both church workers and laypeople run through September in over 20 locations from California to Iowa to North Carolina. Topics include “Christianity in Conflict,” “Liturgy: Yesterday, Today and Forever,” “Are Today’s Ears Hearing the Timeless Message?”...

Costs Down and Enrollment Up for CTSFW D.Min. Program

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Program at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, continues to see steady growth as pastors from all over the world take advantage of the program designed specifically for pastors currently serving congregations. “The program benefits pastors and congregations by leading the pastor through a doctoral level project which teaches him to deepen his practice of ministry and strengthens his congregation for the long run,” explained the Rev. Dr. Gifford A. Grobien, director of the D. Min....

CTSFW Announces The Carl and Erna Weinrich Chair in New Testament and Early Church Studies

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—During the commencement ceremony on May 19, 2017, the Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr., president of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, announced the establishment of The Carl and Erna Weinrich Chair in New Testament and Early Church Studies. This chair has been established through the generosity of Carl and Erna Weinrich, the parents of the Rev. Dr. William C. Weinrich, professor of Historical Theology at CTSFW. Planning for this started years ago before Erna was taken to be with...

The Logos Project—We Did It!

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—Thanks to the generosity of almost 100 individuals, families and congregations, the next generation of pastors will have their Greek textbooks supplied for them. With just over $16,500 raised, Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, is pleased to announce The Logos Project is fully funded for 2017. CTSFW Dean of Students Dr. Gary Zieroth is especially thankful. “Time and again God’s people have supported their future pastors with their prayers, their talents and even their material gifts. The generosity of God’s...

Upcoming Events at CTSFW—June 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. The Logos Project, runs through the close of the academic year, May 19.  Our goal is to raise the funds to provide each of our new pastoral ministry students with the resources they need to begin their study.  For most of...

CTSFW to Celebrate Close of 171st Academic Year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—On Friday, May 19, the students, faculty, staff of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, will gather with friends and family to celebrate the close of the 171st academic year with Baccalaureate and Commencement. Those who cannot join us on campus may watch these events live by clicking here or by watching on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/ctsfw. “In this year when we mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, it is significant to note that CTSFW has been forming servants in...

Church Interpreter Training Institute Offered at CTSFW

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—More than 30 years ago, the Church Interpreter Training Institute (CITI) was established to improve the skills of interpreters in church settings in signing the Word of God to people who are Deaf in Christian congregations. As a Christian ministry, provided by the joint partnership of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Lutheran Friends of the Deaf (LFD), founder of the Mill Neck Family of Organizations, CITI has equipped hundreds of church interpreters to serve the Christian Church. In...

The “Great Cris” Brings Good, Clean Fun to CTSFW

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—Nationally-known comedian, The “Great Cris” Larsen, will be performing at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Thursday, May 18, at 8:00 p.m. The show will take place in Sihler Auditorium on the CTSFW campus, 6600 N. Clinton St. Tickets for the performance are $15, with a portion of the ticket price going to benefit the CTSFW Student Association. The ticket price includes a pre-show reception at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Commons where attendees will have the opportunity to meet Larsen. To purchase...

CTSFW Invites You to Join “The Logos Project”

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—It’s a wonderful week to be at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne. Spring is in the air, vicars have been placed, interns assigned and candidates called. It’s a time of celebration all around. Even as we celebrate, we are mindful that we still need more servants for the Church. This year, between the two seminaries, we had 61 calls that went unfilled.  That’s 61 vacant pulpits, 61 flocks without shepherds, 61 harvest fields that need laborers.  We need to do...