For Immediate Release
July 15, 2013


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTS)—Check out the upcoming events offered by Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Ind.  For additional information concerning all events, please go to, or phone 260-452-2100.

Your congregation needs a (good, free) website. Would you like assistance building a website for your congregation? If you will be attending the synodical convention in St. Louis, make plans to stop by the CTS booth to talk to our experts. They will be on hand to assist with design, train you on how to use your site and answer any questions you may have; all at no cost to you.  To schedule a time to meet with our tech staff email with the subject line "Convention Website."

Phoebe Academy—High School (PA–HS), takes place on the CTS campus August 2–4, 2013.  This is an opportunity for young women to learn more about the work of deaconesses in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.  Participants will learn how deaconesses serve the church and how they are trained to serve their neighbor. For more information, go to, email or phone 800-481-2155. 

Continuing Education: Pastors, deaconesses and all church workers serve their congregations year-round and Concordia Theological Seminary offers continuing education opportunities to support them as they serve.  The list of Continuing Education sites can be found at   Be sure to check the site often as specific information for each site will be posted as it becomes available.  You may also email or phone Kara Mertz at 260-452-2103 for additional information.

Opening Service for the 168th academic year will be Sunday, September 8 at 3:00 p.m. in Kramer Chapel.  Join us as we welcome returning and first-year students and ask God’s blessing on the coming year.

Opportunities from CTS Tours:
Highlights of Italy Tour
, November 16–26, 2013, hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Charles Gieschen.  Dr. Gieschen serves as academic dean and professor of Exegetical Theology at CTS. The 10-day tour leaves from Chicago and includes stops in Venice, Florence Sorrento and Rome. 
The Holy Land, March 3–13, 2014, hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rast Jr. Dr. Rast serves as president of CTS. The tour includes the destinations of Haifa, Tiberias, Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
For additional information on both tours go to, email or phone 877-287-4338.