Prayerfully Consider Visit Fall 2024

Welcome, Dear Friend in Christ!

So you want to be a pastor or a deaconess, and you’ve discussed this with your pastor. You’ve talked with your family about changing vocations and about the move to the Seminary. You’ve prayed to the Lord for wisdom and guidance. You have heard and answered our Lord’s command to “pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Matt. 9:38). So, where do you go from here?

Prayerfully Consider is a triannual event designed to give future pastors and deaconesses a first-hand look at Concordia Theological Seminary. During this free weekend, you attend classes, talk with current students, meet the faculty, and worship in Kramer Chapel. You also hear from CTSFW personnel who are on hand to make your transition to seminary life easier. You will learn about financial aid, housing, and the Food and Clothing Co-op. You will meet fellow brothers and sisters who are contemplating these vocations, just as you are.

There is a tour of our campus highlighting the historical and theological aspects of our facilities. There is also a driving tour of the city of Fort Wayne, where you can explore the Seminary’s broader environs, its public and private schools, parks, and residential areas.

Prayerfully Consider affords a vivid picture of what life as a CTSFW student preparing for the diaconal or pastoral ministry looks like. It is a time to have questions answered and to find encouragement from those who have already taken a step forward toward the Seminary. We invite you to become a part of this informative and impactful weekend.

Your Admission counselor is always on hand to offer you guidance in your deliberations. You are invited to call or email them at any time.

May the Lord bless you and keep you as you prayerfully consider the pastoral ministry and diaconal service!

Yours in Christ,

The Admission Staff

Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana