Prayerfully Consider Visit
March 14–17, 2018
The Prayerfully Consider Visit invites men and women of all ages to explore the pastoral and diakonal training happening at Concordia Theological Seminary and gives a time for contemplation on the vocations of pastor and deaconess, offering an occasion for prospective students to envision themselves stepping into the formation happening at Concordia Theological Seminary.
About Prayerfully Consider
The Prayerfully Consider Visit (PCV) supports the mission of Concordia Theological Seminary by offering prospective students an occasion to:
- explore the campus;
- engage the students and faculty;
- experience the rich fellowship and worship;
- contemplate the vocation of pastor or deaconess.
During this three-day visit, prospective students gather as a group to gain a richer and fuller picture of life as a seminary student and to investigate the options available to them at CTSFW.
Dear Friend in Christ,
So you want to be a pastor or a deaconess and you’ve discussed this with your pastor. You’ve talked with your family about changing vocations and about the move to the Seminary. You’ve prayed to the Lord for wisdom and guidance. You have heard and answered our Lord’s command, to “pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Matthew 9:38). So, where do you go from here?
Prayerfully Consider is a biannual event designed to give future pastors and deaconesses a first-hand look at Concordia Theological Seminary. At this free weekend you attend classes, talk with current students, meet the faculty and worship in Kramer Chapel. You also hear from CTSFW personnel who are on hand to make your transition to seminary life easier. You will learn about financial aid, housing and the Food and Clothing Co-op. You will meet fellow brothers and sisters who are contemplating these vocations, just as you are.
There is a tour of our campus highlighting the historical and theological aspects of our facilities. There is also a driving tour of the city of Fort Wayne where you can explore the Seminary’s broader environs, its public and private schools, parks and residential areas.
Prayerfully Consider affords a vivid picture of what life as a CTSFW student preparing for the diakonal or pastoral ministry looks like. It is a time to have questions answered and to find encouragement from those who have already taken a step forward toward the Seminary. We invite you to become a part of this informative and impactful weekend.
Your Admission counselor is always on hand to offer you guidance in your deliberations. You are invited to call or email them at any time.
May the Lord bless you and keep you as you prayerfully consider the pastoral ministry and diaconal service!
Yours in Christ,
The Admission Staff
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Frequently Asked Questions
We would love to have you be our guest! Whether you have only started to think about becoming a pastor or deaconess or you are already accepted, you are invited to visit us for Prayerfully Consider. Visiting campus adds a richer, fuller dimension to your thoughts as you experience the Seminary for yourself. We’d love to meet you!
When is the next event?
October 12–14, 2017
Where will I stay?
At the Prayerfully Consider Visit (PCV), you will stay in the dorms on campus. Each room has two closets, two chairs and two beds. Bedding and towels are provided, as well as restrooms and showers. You will want to bring your own toiletries.
What should I wear?
You are invited to dress casually during the event.
Where will I eat?
PCV guests dine together in Katherine Luther Dining Hall. All meals are provided free of charge.
May I bring my spouse?
As your husband or wife will be a vital help to you as you move through the decision process, you are invited to bring him/her to PCV at no cost.
What will it cost?
PCV is a free event. There are no costs involved while here on the CTSFW campus.
Who should I contact if I have questions about signing up for PCV?
Contact the Admission Office by phone at 800.481.2155 or email Admission@ctsfw.edu.
|7:00–8:00 a.m.||Breakfast in Dining Hall|
|8:00–9:55 a.m.||Attend Classes|
|10:00–11:00 a.m.||Chapel Followed by Coffee in the Commons and Official Welcome|
|11:00 a.m.–12:25 p.m.||Attend Classes|
|12:30–1:00 p.m.||Lunch in the Dining Hall|
|1:00–4:00 p.m.||Attend Classes|
|4:00 p.m.||Optional Walking Tour OR Driving Tour–Meet by the Flagpole|
|4:15 p.m.||Vespers and Official Welcome in the Chapel|
|5:00 p.m.||Dinner with Students and Admission Staff in the Dining Hall|
|7:30 p.m.||Fireside Chat in the Commons|
|7:30 a.m.||Matins in the Chapel|
|7:00–8:00 a.m.||Breakfast in the Dining Hall|
|8:00–10:00 a.m.||Attend Classes|
|10:00–11:00 a.m.||Chapel Followed by Coffee in the Commons|
|11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.||Optional Walking Tour OR Driving Tour–Meet by the Flagpole|
|12:00–1:00 p.m.||Lunch in the Dining Hall|
|1:00–4:15 p.m.||Attend Classes|
|3:00–4:00 p.m.||Co-Ops and Financial Aid|
|3:00–4:00 p.m.||Library Tour|
|4:30 p.m.||Gemütlichkeit–Friday Fellowship in the Commons|
|5:30 p.m.||Dinner with Students and Admission Staff in the Dining Hall|
|7:00 p.m.||Social Time in the Commons|
|8:00–8:45 a.m.||Light Breakfast in Dining Hall|
|8:45–10:00 a.m.||Q & A Session; Application Process; Evaluations; Unique Opportunities at CTSFW|
|10:00–10:30 a.m.||Matins in the Chapel|
|10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.||Optional Time with Counselors–Admission Office|