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.

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.

Seminary Guild Events
September 9: Getting To Know You Tea
in Luther Hall at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Prof. Jeffrey Pulse will talk about his work at Shepherd of the City Lutheran Church.
October 7: Donation Day begins with registration at 9:00 a.m. Cynthia Kahn is keynote speaker with her topic of People of the Book Lutheran Outreach (POBLO).
For additional information connect with Seminary Guild President Joyce West at joycew43@gmail.com or the Rev. Thomas Zimmerman at 260-452-2152.

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, 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.