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Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

CTSFW

Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Learn with Your Seminary: Musician Workshops Coming Up in June

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, is pleased to announce the annual summer workshops for church organists and pianists of all skill levels. By the end of the workshop, musicians will have gained practical skills that will not only improve their playing but will help them more effectively lead and encourage their congregations in singing. “Whether it’s helping musicians understand how the instrument works, what sounds and registrations to choose, finding appropriate music to play, playing the pedals more efficiently, or...

Learn with Your Seminary: Continuing Education Opportunities this Summer

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—Beginning in June and running through November, Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, is offering both church workers and laypeople the opportunity to learn through the continuing education courses taught by CTSFW faculty, theologians and pastors in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. The topics are as varied as the locations, currently scheduled to take place in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. More courses and locations...

New Online Book Reviews by Pastors and Faculty

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—One of the newest resources offered by Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, are online book reviews, published by Concordia Theological Quarterly. These book reviews are written by CTSFW faculty and pastors in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), summarizing what each book has to offer and highlighting their value to fellow pastors as well as laypeople. Book reviews currently available are: 1 Samuel: Concordia Commentary Series Reviewed by Rev. Peter F. Gregory, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Westminster, Massachusetts Becoming...

Applications for Ph.D. in Theological Studies Due Soon

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—As of February 1, four highly qualified applicants have been accepted into the new Ph.D. in Theological Studies Program offered at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, to begin their coursework in September. There are only a few spots still open, and the program has extended the deadline to March 15 for this first year. In subsequent years, applications will be due by January 15. The Ph.D. in Theological Studies marks CTSFW’s second academic doctoral program, offering concentrations in the areas...

Upcoming Events at CTSFW—March 2018

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. Christ Academy Confirmation Retreat We Believe: Why the Creed Matters Today February 16–18, 2018 Presenter: Rev. Matthew Wietfeldt, director of Christ Academy Retreat Fee: $110 per person (includes on-campus housing and meals) Registration: Email Retreats@ctsfw.edu or call 260.452.2204. Prayerfully Consider Campus Visit...

CTSFW Partnership With Supporters Pays Tuition in Full for Pastoral and Diakonal Programs

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—A central goal of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne’s strategic plan has been 100% tuition coverage for our students. The Seminary is privileged to announce that years of targeted work have borne fruit: beginning with the 2018-19 academic year, tuition for all incoming, residential pastoral ministry and deaconess students will be paid in full. “In 2013, with the help of a grant from the Lilly Foundation, we did an exhaustive study of student debt that drove us to establish 100%...

CTSFW Kantorei Heads West for Lenten Tour

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—This year the Kantorei, a men’s choir of pastoral students studying at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, will travel through three western states for their annual Lenten Tour. These evening prayer services will provide an opportunity for local congregations and church members to not only listen to the Kantorei, but to worship alongside, singing congregational hymns and canticles. The tour is seasonally-focused, created around the 40 solemn days of Lent. Kantor Kevin Hildebrand directs the choir, while Associate Kantor Matthew...

Summer Retreats for Theologically-Engaged High School Students

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—Every summer, Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, offers two theological conferences for high school students: Christ Academy High School for men, June 17–30, and Phoebe Academy High School for women, June 17–24. “It’s a wonderful experience for your child,” said Phoebe Academy mom, Pamela Buhler. “Not only with their walk, but also in their knowledge of how they can serve the Lord for the rest of their life.” As a long-time attendee and proctor at Christ Academy High School, first...

Prayerfully Consider Visit Can Begin a Path to the Seminary

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—The Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, biannual Prayerfully Consider Visit is set for March 14–17. For men and women considering a future in pastoral or diakonal service, whether they’re still in college or considering Church work as a second career, the Prayerfully Consider Visit is a chance to find out what it is like to be a student at CTSFW. Attendees live in the dorms, eat in the dining hall, attend classes, worship in Kramer Chapel, explore the campus and...

Confirmation Retreat at CTSFW Explores Importance of Apostle’s Creed

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—February 16–18 marks this spring’s Christ Academy Confirmation Retreat at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne. Designed to complement the ongoing instruction that confirmands receive from their pastor, the retreat will cover the topic “We Believe: Why the Creed Matters Today.” Both students and chaperones will have the chance to study the Creed, gaining a stronger understanding of how this biblical and historical confession grounds Christians in a postmodern world in absolute truth told absolutely in God’s own words. Rev. Matthew...

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