Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

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Christ Academy: Confirmation Retreat
September 24-26, 2021
1:00 p.m.

The confirmation retreat is an opportunity for any youth in confirmation class to come to campus with their pastors for a catechetical retreat, taught and led by an ordained minister.

Lutheranism and the Classics VI: Beauty
September 30–October 1, 2021

Lutheranism & the Classics is a biennial conference designed for the language and literary scholar with an interest in the Reformation and Lutheranism’s connection with the Greek and Roman classics, focusing on specific topics for each conference. This 6th biennial conference celebrates Lutheranism’s preoccupation with beauty in the past while contemplating its value for the propagation of the faith to present and future generations.


Donation Day
October 12, 2021
8:00 am EDT

You are cordially invited to attend Donation Day sponsored by the CTSFW Seminary Guild

Prayerfully Consider Visit
March 17 to 19, 2022

This free admission event is an opportunity for men and women considering pastoral or diaconal formation to spend a few days contemplating the vocation of pastor or deaconess alongside their families on the campus of CTSFW.

The Divine Service in the Old Testament
October 18–22, 2021

Was there a liturgy in the Old Testament? Was there preaching? Were there
sacraments? Was the service Law or Gospel? Was Christ present? Was the
Trinity worshiped? Is there a relation between the service in the Old
Testament and our divine service today? This course investigates these and
other questions as we examine the Pentateuch and other Scriptures to
determine the divine institution, practical order, ritual function, and
theological purpose of God’s service in the Old Testament.

Write a Will Week
October 18–22, 2021

To have your will written for free, individuals or couples must:

1) Call LeeAnna Rondot at (260) 452-2204 to schedule a 20–30 minute appointment;
2) Complete the Intake Form of personal information and assets (emailed or mailed to you after your appointment is scheduled);
3) Meet with a lawyer on the CTSFW campus with the completed Intake Form; and
4) Leave a charitable bequest(s) to a non-profit organization (such as CTSFW).

175th Anniversary Celebration
October 24
3:00 PM

Please join us for an evening celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Seminary! Events begin at 3p.m. and finish with an Oktoberfest dinner at 5p.m. Please RSVP via our eventbrite by clicking this card or visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/175th-anniversary-thank-you-celebration-tickets-172818915027

The Changeless Word In a Changing World: Post-Pandemic Ministry
October 25
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

This single-day conference, funded by The Lutheran Foundation and hosted on the campus of Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne, will explore ministry opportunities in the following areas:

Technology and ministry
Mental and emotional wellness
Cultural challenges

Christ Academy: College
October 29-31, 2021

Christ Academy: College provides undergraduate men and women interested in a future vocation as a pastor or deaconess the opportunity to experience what Concordia Theological Seminary has to offer.


Luther Hostel 2021 Event
November 3-5, 2021

Here I Stand
Conscience and Confession
500 Years After the Diet of Worms

Good Shepherd Institute
November 7–9, 2021

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. John 10:11

Ironically, the Good Shepherd Institute conference has never focused on Christ, the Good Shepherd as a conference theme. For so many reasons, this year is exceedingly appropriate to focus and feed upon, and find rest from the Christ, the Good Shepherd in plenary addresses, sectionals, liturgy, and song.

GSI Conference

Good Shepherd Institute Evening Prayer
November 7, 2021
7:30 pm

Schola Cantorum

Vespers & Organ Recital
November 8, 2021
4:30 pm

Dr. Steven Wente, Concordia University Chicago

Hymn Festival
November 8, 2021
7:30 pm

Seminary Kantorei


Advent Candlelight Evening Prayer
December 11
4:00 p.m.

Choirs of CTSFW


Lenten Preaching Workshop
January 17, 2022
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Dr. Todd Peperkorn

Symposia 2022
January 18-21

Technically made up of two symposiums – one on exegetical theology and the other on the Lutheran Confessions – most attendees stay for the full four-day series. Guest speakers and faculty from CTSFW and other theological institutions will lecture on topics related to the theme for each annual symposium.




Candidate Call Service
April 27, 2021
7:00 p.m.

Streamed online through Facebook and the daily chapel page.


Continuing Education

Continue learning from our world-class faculty on the CTSFW campus and at locations around the country.


May 21, 2021
10:00 a.m.

Kramer Chapel; In order to provide adequate space for families of the students to attend this service in person, we ask that all other friends of the seminary join us via the live stream.

May 21, 2021
4:00 p.m.

Kramer Chapel; In order to provide adequate space for families of the students to attend this service in person, we ask that all other friends of the seminary join us via the live stream.


Continuing Education
June–August 2020

This summer, CTSFW is offering around 30 continuing education sites across the country for theological learning with our faculty and other teachers. Registration has opened for sites in California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska (hosted by the Wyoming District), New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.


Christ Academy: Phoebe School
June 20 to July 3, 2021.

Phoebe School is a two-week summer conference for high school women interested in theology, liturgical worship and fun. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about becoming a deaconess, trained to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through acts of mercy and human care.

Christ Academy: Timothy School
June 20 - July 3, 2021

Timothy School is a two-week summer conference for high school men interested in theology, liturgical worship and fun. It’s also a great opportunity to explore the Office of Holy Ministry for those considering a future vocation as a pastor.

2021 Organist Workshop
July 26–30, 2021

Students receive customized instruction based on ability level in the following:

  • Registration
  • Keyboard and pedal technique
  • Leading congregational singing at the organ and/or piano through effective playing
  • Hymn introductions
  • Ideas for playing various settings of the Divine Service and daily prayer services (Matins, Vespers, etc.)
  • Repertoire ideas
  • Leading challenging hymns