CTSFW

Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

CTSFW

Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

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New Position Open at CTSFW: Helpdesk Technician

JOB TITLE: Helpdesk Technician   CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt   DEPARTMENT: Seminary Technology   SUPERVISED BY: Lead Helpdesk Technician   POSITION SUMMARY:   The Helpdesk Technician is responsible for assisting and supporting all staff, faculty and students with high-level customer service in troubleshooting and education of computer systems at  CTSFW.   DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   1) Provide Installation and Training.  Install needed hardware and software on the system and workstations.  Provide software and hardware training to the end-user.  Teach staff to use information resources legally, safely, and efficiently.  2) Maintain and troubleshoot the...

Awards Given for Excellence in Academics and Service

The awards presentations on CTSFW’s campus are so special. These are certificates handed out and hands shaken, these are snapshots of what is now a culmination of hours of prayer, service, and dedication to the vocation set before them. In recognition of achievements in academics and service, a number of awards were given in today’s Annual Awards Convocation. The following is a list of awards received, followed by the presenters and recipients (in that order): The St. Timothy Award ~ Dr. Peter J. Scaer...

Call Day 2022

  CTSFW Sends Out Servants in Christ Who Teach the Faithful, Reach the Lost, and Care for All FORT WAYNE, IN, April 29, 2022—This year’s Vicarage and Deaconess Internship Assignment Service saw Kramer Chapel filled to the brim, and, from the resounding sound of the congregation’s singing, it was apparent that the feeling behind “Awake, My Heart, with Gladness” was truly felt. What a blessing to need to print more bulletins! Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW) President Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr. commented...

CTSFW Comprehensive Campaign Exceeds Goal

Seminary Announces Successful “Make Known His Deeds!” Campaign Raising $82 Million  FORT WAYNE, IN, April 24, 2022—Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW) is blessed, grateful, and excited to announce the completion of a beyond successful comprehensive campaign, thanks to the faithful generosity of beloved supporters.  Chief Operating Officer Lance Hoffman has been involved with the campaign in an advancement capacity from the beginning. “The origins of the campaign started back in 2014 and 2015 with the planning—what we were going to do and how...

LWML Gives Students Beautiful Send-off

So much of the vibrancy of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne is due to not only the grace of God but also the generosity of faithful people such as the dedicated ladies of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML). Recently, ladies from both the regional and national LWML gathered at the Seminary for a lovely send-off dinner in honor of our fourth-year seminarians and their spouses. We heard from LWML National President Debbi Larson, Vice President of Organizational Resources Marie Chow, Marketing and Development...

Wee Ones Explore the Stations of Lent

Our most recent special Word for the Wee event featured the theme “Stations of Lent.” Using a trail of clothing and palm branches, the wee ones stopped at various spots in the library to hear stories and peruse beautiful art. Their first stop was Ash Wednesday, where they got to feel the scratchy itch of burlap and considered dressing in sackcloth and sitting in ashes. Next, the children arrived at Palm Sunday. They heard “hosannas” and saw artwork created by Chinese and Ethiopian artists....

Lilly Endowment Inc. Awards Grant for Collaborative Pastoral Formation Project

CSL, CTSFW Partner on Groundbreaking Initiative   Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (CSL) and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. (CTSFW), the two seminaries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), are working in partnership to implement a recently awarded $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to establish the project, “Partnership for Pastoral Formation: Setting Our Course for Future Church Leadership.” The pastoral formation project is being funded through Lilly Endowment’s Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative, a three-phase initiative designed to help theological schools across the United States and...

Opening Ceremony Draws Crowd to Campus

This past week, CTSFW was very blessed to be able to partner with the Lutheran Basketball Association of America (LBAA) to host the opening ceremony for the 74th annual national basketball tournament. More than 2,000 people, from Lutheran schools across the country, came to the Seminary’s campus, filling the Wambsganss Gym with excited teams and fans.   LBAA President Rob Gasser and CTFSW President Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr. welcomed the crowd, followed by an opening prayer by Director of Admission and Christ Academy...

Iron Preacher Tournament Final Four 2022

The Final Four championship rounds of 2022’s Iron Preacher Tournament took place on the evening of March 18. For those unfamiliar with the rules of the Iron Preacher Tournament: Each round two contestants are given the same text to compose a sermon that is no more than five minutes long. The preparation time for each sermon is exactly five minutes. Each round, the first competitor is given the text to immediately begin preparation upon exiting through the door of the room. After five minutes,...

Deaconess Placement Announcements

FORT WAYNE, IN, March 23, 2022—During a special Daily Chapel service on March 18, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne had the honor and pleasure of announcing five deaconess placements:     Christie Hansard Faith Lutheran Church Grand Blanc, Michigan  Michigan District         Anna Letha Karschnik (née Miels) Lutheran Home and Harwood Place Wauwatosa, Wisconsin South Wisconsin District         Emily McLean St. Luke’s Lutheran Church & School Oviedo, Florida SELC District         Bethany Stoever Immanuel Lutheran...