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Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

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Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

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“One of the Holy Trinity Suffered for Us”

David P. Scaer Very few books come with a title with such theological depth as the recently published Festschrift for William C. Weinrich, One of the Holy Trinity Suffered for Us. Trinity Sunday, which commemorates the mystery of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, comes several months after Good Friday, and it may not be evident that the two commemorations belong together. Christ’s death for our sins is the object of our faith and, on that account, crosses are placed on our altars....

Dr. Weinrich Honored with Collection of Essays

One of the Holy Trinity Suffered for Us  FORT WAYNE, IN, February 25, 2022—During a special portion of last Friday’s Daily Chapel service, the community of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW) honored and celebrated a distinguished faculty member with a Festschrift: One of the Holy Trinity Suffered for Us: Essays in Honor of William Weinrich.   As Dr. Gieschen expressed, “It is a great joy for the Seminary to honor Dr. William Weinrich, a very beloved professor and colleague who has served Christ faithfully...

Resources from 2022 Best Practices Ministry Conference Sessions

“Why didn’t I hear about that?”   Conducting an Internal Communication Audit Free Survey Creation Sites: 1. HubSpot Easy to use Free tools like ads, landing pages, email, forms, and live chat Downloadable, conversion-ready forms  Cross-functional collaboration Customizable dashboards Number of Survey/Form Questions: Unlimited 2. SurveyMonkey Step-by-step guidance Downloadable, conversion-ready forms Visual presentation of results with color-coded categories Filter responses by categories Number of Questions Allowed: 10 3. SurveySparrow Audience management and customer journey maps Recurring surveys API, webhooks, integration Responses turn into automated tickets with...

Symposia 2022

Symposia 2022   The 37th Annual Symposium on Exegetical Theology Male and Female He Created Them: Recovering a Theology of the Body Professor of Exegetical Theology Dr. Walter A. Maier III led the first symposium with “You Are Not Your Own, So Glorify God in Your Body.”  In this paper, the body is explored through Old and New Testament lenses, from Genesis’ “high view of the human body so carefully made by God” to Romans 12:1: “Present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable...

Resources for Lent

  The 2022 Lenten Preaching Workshop with the Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn This year’s Lenten Preaching Workshop, “Shadows of the Cross,” with Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions Rev. Dr. Todd A. Peperkorn, provided a number of resources for studying and preaching this Lenten season, and CTSFW is blessed to be able to share them with you, our dear brothers and sisters in Christ. In his writing and teaching, Dr. Peperkorn traces the cross and atonement throughout Scripture and discusses ways to introduce...

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...