Upcoming Events at Concordia Theological Seminary

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTS)—Here’s a preview of upcoming opportunities offered by Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

For additional information concerning all events, please go to www.ctsfw.edu, or phone 260-452-2100.

Register Now for Phoebe Academy—High School, August 1–3.
Phoebe Academy–High School (PA–HS) provides an opportunity for high school women to learn about the vocation of deaconess in the church from a theological perspective. Attendees will explore God's Word on Mercy and what it means for us today while developing friendships with like-minded women that can last a lifetime. They will also meet deaconesses, who are serving in the church, learn what they do and how they are trained to serve. The schedule for the event and the registration form can be found at www.ctsfw.edu/PAHS. You can also email PhoebeAcademy@ctsfw.edu or phone 800-481-2155 for additional information.

Opening Service for the 169th academic year will be Sunday, September 7 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.

Lutheranism & the Classics III: Lutherans Read History, October 2–3.
God became incarnate in Christ Jesus at a specific time in history (Gal. 4:4), so how might Lutherans read the Bible, the Confessions and developments in light of history? What role does history play in Lutheran education? These and other questions will be discussed at the conference to be hosted by Concordia Theological Seminary under the theme, “Lutherans Read History” as we celebrate Lutheranism’s engagement with historians of the past, and their value for the propagation of the faith to present and future generations. For schedule, speakers list and registration go to www.ctsfw.edu/Classics.

Do you know someone you would like to encourage toward becoming a pastor or deaconess? One way is to tell them about the Prayerfully Consider Visit which takes place on our campus October 9–11. During this three-day event they will have the opportunity to experience in the daily life of the seminary while worshipping with the CTS community, attending classes, meeting with faculty, learning about financial aid options and getting to know the Fort Wayne area.
There is no charge for this event and all on-campus housing and meals are included. For additional information go to www.ctsfw.edu/PCV, email Admission@ctsfw.edu or call our Admission Office at 800-481-2155.

Fall Confirmation Retreat
October 10-12
You and the Sacraments
The confirmation retreat will include classroom study, practicums in Kramer Chapel and classroom review exercises. Each student will receive a booklet that covers all the material. There is also time built into the schedule for recreation and fellowship.
Leader: Rev. Dr. John Reynolds, CTS assistant professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions and director of Vicarage. Dr. Reynolds served as a parish pastor for 15 years before joining the seminary faculty.
Retreat Fee: $110.00/person, includes on-campus housing and all meals.
For additional information or to register, please email Retreats@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2204.

Make plans to join us for Luther Hostel, October 29–31. This year's theme is Godliness and Contentment Is Great Gain: Living Peacefully and Patiently in the Last Days:
-Presentations by CTS faculty, including President Lawrence Rast, Dr. Arthur Just and Dr. David Scaer
-Attend classes with current students
-Visit unique Fort Wayne attractions
-Celebrate with a special Reformation Service with music by the CTS Kantorei.
For more information and to register online go to www.ctsfw.edu/Luther-hostel, or email Retreats@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2204.

College students who are pondering how they might serve the Church have a great option with Christ Academy/Phoebe Academy College, taking place October 30–November 2. This event affords attendees the opportunity to immerse themselves in the day-to-day life at CTS. Your days will be filled with classes led by extraordinary CTS faculty, worship with the seminary community in Kramer Chapel, plenty of time to ask questions of our Admission staff and social time with your fellow attendees. This event is free of charge with housing and meals provided. Additional information and online registration can be found at www.ctsfw.edu/CAC.

The next Good Shepherd Institute Conference is scheduled for November 2–4 under the theme “Teach Us to Number Our Days.” The conference will begin with a contemplation of time and how the church year beautifully orders our time according to God’s saving purposes. In addition, there will be many practical considerations, both at the larger level of planning out the entire year—from the long green season to the various feasts and festivals—and in the details of how the church year can renew the vigor of our congregations. For additional information email GSI@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2224. Registration will be available soon at www.ctsfw.edu/GSI.

Advent Preaching Workshop
Tuesday, November 4

1:30–5:00 p.m.
7:00–8:30 p.m.
Theme: Time and Advent: As it was in the Beginning, is Now, and Ever Shall Be
Very often when speaking of Advent, we hear of the three “comings”: Christ came in the flesh at the fullness of time in Bethlehem, He comes now through His divinely appointed means of Word and Sacrament, and He will come again in glory. In this workshop, Prof. Pulse will examine the concept of time in the season of Advent, exploring the various challenges that the parish pastor faces in his task of weaving past, present and future into his Advent preaching.
Presenter: Prof. Jeffrey Pulse, CTS associate professor of Exegetical Theology
For additional information email GSI@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2224. Registration will be available soon at www.ctsfw.edu/GSI.

Join CTS Tours for the Best of Ireland, November 15–25. You will have the opportunity to visit Waterford, Killarney, Galway, Connemara, Sligo and Dublin on the Emerald Isle. The cost of $2,759/person includes round trip airfare from Chicago, government taxes/airline fuel surcharges, accommodations at first class/select hotels, most meals, comprehensive sightseeing throughout including entrance fees, services of a professional driver/guide and more. For additional information go to www.ctsfw.edu/CTSTours, email CTSTours@ctsfw.edu or phone 877-287-4338.