CTSFW

Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

CTSFW

Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

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Three New Positions Available at CTSFW!

Interested parties, please send resumes to Kali.Anderson@ctsfw.edu. Call (260) 452-2251 with any questions. ​​​​​JOB TITLE: Chief Communications Officer CLASSIFICATION: Exempt   DEPARTMENT: Seminary Communications   SUPERVISED BY: Chief Operating Officer  POSITION SUMMARY:   The Chief Communications Officer leads the seminary communication team to effectively tell the seminary story in print, digital and other media to a variety of audiences in a timely and effective manner.   DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   ​ Provide information concerning the Seminary’s mission, its educational programs, events and opportunities to the Seminary community, Synod...

Focus on and Find Rest in Christ, Our Good Shepherd

2021 Good Shepherd Institute  FORT WAYNE, IN, November 17, 2021—This year’s Good Shepherd Institute (GSI) featured engaging speakers, beautiful music, helpful resources, and wonderful opportunities for worship and fellowship. The music and chapel events were skillfully executed and greatly appreciated, both by in-person and online audiences. The lovely services and presentations—including an Evening Prayer, Hymn Festival, Vespers, and Mid-morning Recital—were bolstered by the talents of the Seminary Kantorei and Seminary Schola Cantorum, along with the trumpet, trombone, flute, violin, and timpani. The Vespers and Organ...

CTSFW Celebrates Graduates

CTSFW CELEBRATES GRADUATES Servants of the Church Receive Their Calls at Program Completion Recognition Service FORT WAYNE, IN, November 12, 2021—Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, is blessed and honored to announce this year’s graduates from the specific ministry pastor program (SMP). Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions, Chairman of the Pastoral Ministry and Missions Department, and Director of Pastoral Formation Programs Rev. Dr. Carl Fickenscher was very proud of and excited for this group of graduates, who weathered the uncertainty and upheaval of the...

Post-Pandemic Ministry Conference Provides Great Insights and Resources

  POST-PANDEMIC MINISTRY CONFERENCE PROVIDES GREAT INSIGHTS AND RESOURCES Addressing Technology, Mental Health, and Cultural Issues in Ministry (Scroll to the bottom for resource links to click for more information and support.) FORT WAYNE, IN, November 11, 2021—The Changeless Word in a Changing World: Post-Pandemic Ministry was a one-day conference for pastors, DCEs, deaconesses, other ministry leaders, and lay people, exploring the ministry implications of fully serving the needs of our people, utilizing technology and offering mental health support in the midst of challenging,...

CTSFW Says Thank You for 175 Years

175th Anniversary Thank You Celebration FORT WAYNE, IN, October 29, 2021—Close to 350 people from congregations near and far gathered on October 24, 2021, on the campus of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW), for a special 175th Thank You Celebration. The Seminary has long been aware that its surviving and thriving for 175 years has been the result of God’s grace and the faithful support of His beloved bride, the Church. The whole campus community was excited and overjoyed at the turnout and...

Ladies Carry on Generous Tradition

Donation Day 2021 FORT WAYNE, IN, October 27, 2021—This year’s Donation Day at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW), was a wonderful opportunity for the community to give thanks for its many gifts and enjoy fellowship with one another. Once again, the dedicated ladies of the Concordia Theological Seminary Guild and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) generously bestowed gifts of food, clothing, household goods, and funds to help support Seminary families as they pursue careers of service to the Church. The LWML magnanimously...

The Classics & Beauty through a Theological Lens

Lutheranism & the Classics VI: Beauty FORT WAYNE, IN, October 26, 2021—Lutheranism & the Classics VI: Beauty, was an enjoyable and enriching experience for all in attendance. Alongside our overwhelmingly positive guest surveys, Dr. Nordling was keen to express his joy and satisfaction with the conference. “In general, I feel this was the best conference yet, both in terms of the numbers of attendees and the quality of papers presented. Lutheranism & the Classics is a meeting of pastors, Lutheran educators, home-schoolers, and experienced...

Word for the Wee Class Learns about Panama and Mexico

Word for the Wee is a Wednesday-morning, Sunday-school-style class for the children of the Seminary community—and this week families were treated to two special guests with tales and treasures from around the world. Fourth-year student Charles Nemec spoke to the children about his mother from Panama, as well as many of the arts and traditions of the country. He brought along beautiful examples of molas, a traditional textile craft made from layers of colored fabric that are stitched and cut using applique techniques to create...

Ribbon Cut on New Trail

RIBBON CUT ON NEW TRAIL Scenic Seminary Campus Now Home to Beckett’s Run Trail   FORT WAYNE, IN, October 5, 2021—Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW) welcomed Mayor Tom Henry, Fort Wayne business owners and residents, and the local press to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a 1.8-mile stretch of trail on the Seminary’s scenic campus. CTSFW is now home to a brand new section of Beckett’s Run Trail. This project was made possible by a partnership between the Seminary, Fort Wayne...

President Rast Honored as Distinguished Alumnus

FORT WAYNE, IN, September 30, 2021—The Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. Rast, Jr., president of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, was honored as the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by his alma mater, Concordia University Chicago (CUC), on September 25, 2021. “This award honors individuals who have enhanced the prestige of the University by virtue of their character, integrity, and personal accomplishments,” explains CUC President Russell Dawn. “Dr. Lawrence Rast exemplifies the spirit of leadership and service we hope to instill in each of our...