Upcoming Events at CTSFW—August 2017

Statue of Martin Luther at the entrance to CTSFW

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— Check out the upcoming events offered by Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), 6600 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  For additional information concerning all events, please go to www.ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2100. Please note that all times for campus events are Eastern Time.

CTSFW Continuing Education offerings for both church workers and laypeople run through September in over 20 locations from California to Iowa to North Carolina. Topics include “Christianity in Conflict,” “Liturgy: Yesterday, Today and Forever,” “Are Today’s Ears Hearing the Timeless Message?” and more. The courses are taught by members of the CTSFW faculty, as well as pastors and theologians of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For a complete listing of locations and topics go to www.ctsfw.edu/CE.

As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, CTSFW has collected a number of resources and events to help you learn more and celebrate with us. Go to www.ctsfw.edu/Reformation-500 to find lectures from our recent CTSFW Reformation Lecture Series, articles, sermons, details about our upcoming Reformation service and more.

Two great continuing education opportunities at CTSFW:
For information concerning all Continuing Education offerings from CTSFW, go to www.ctsfw.edu/CE, email CE@ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2103.
July 25–27, 2017
Seeing With Unveiled Faces: Early Christian Iconography and the Interpretation of Scripture
Dr. James G. Bushur
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September 11–13
Access to Heaven on Earth in the Divine Service: The Theology of Worship in Hebrews
Dr. John W. Kleinig

Opening Service for the 172nd academic year is Tuesday, September 5, 10:00 a.m. in Kramer Chapel. If you can’t be on campus, watch live on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CTSFW or www.ctsfw.edu/Daily-Chapel.

Christ Academy Confirmation Retreat
September 29–October 1
Theme: The 10 Commandments: Being Killed and Being Made Alive in Christ
Presenter: Rev. Matthew Wietfeldt, admission counselor, CTSFW
Retreat Fee: $110/person, includes on-campus housing and meals.
Register: Email Retreats@ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2204.
This retreat is open to students who are currently receiving confirmation instruction from their pastor.

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 12–14.  During this three-day event they will have the opportunity to experience daily life at the Seminary while worshiping with the CTSFW 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.

Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at CTSFW. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, will serve as preacher for a special Reformation service on October 31, at 7:30 p.m. in Kramer Chapel.  If you can’t join us on campus, the service will be live streamed at www.ctsfw.edu and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CTSFW.

Luther Hostel, November 1–3, under the theme “Christ for Us: Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.” There will be presentations by CTSFW faculty, time to attend classes with current students and worship services in Kramer Chapel. For additional information email Retreats@ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2204.

College students who are contemplating how they might serve the Church have a great option with Christ Academy/Phoebe Academy College taking place November 2–5.  This event affords attendees the opportunity to immerse themselves in the day-to-day life at CTSFW.  Days will be filled with classes led by extraordinary CTSFW faculty, worship with the CTSFW community in Kramer Chapel, plenty of time to ask questions of our Admission staff and social time with 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.
To connect with a member of the CTSFW Admission staff email Admission@ctsfw.edu or call our Admission Office at 800.481.2155.

LOOKING AHEAD
Good Shepherd Institute Conference, November 5–7, “Singing the Faith—Past, Present and Future”

Advent Preaching Workshop, November 7, with Dr. Gary W. Zieroth

Symposia Series 2018
33rd Annual Symposium on Exegetical Theology
January 16–17
“The Communion of Saints: Called Into Fellowship”

41st Annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions
January 17–19
“Confessional Lutheran Reflections on the Moral Life”