CTSFW Continuing Education

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— Every summer, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW), offers a number of continuing education sites across the country. While the Seminary provides the framework for these classes, local pastors in the districts serve as site coordinators, usually hosting the site at their home church or at a district camp retreat. Classes are open to both church workers as well as lay people.

Sites are listed below by date, with the first few courses taking place three months from now. To register for a continuing education course and to learn more about each site, click on the title of the class. This will take you to a webpage with the topic description and more information about the presenter, plus contact information and exact location address. Three-day courses are worth 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) and cost either $150 for pastors and professional workers or $100 for retired clergy and lay people. Five-day courses are worth 3.0 CEU and cost $225 and $150, respectively.

June 1–3 in Basehor (Kansas City), Kansas
Sacramental Theology in the Gospel of John
Dr. William Weinrich

June 1–5 in Crawford, Nebraska, Wyoming District
Natural Law: Objective Principles, Practical Judgement, or Chimera?
Dr. Gifford Grobien

June 8–10 in St. Cloud, Minnesota
Identity and Creation: 21st-Century Problems, 1st-Century Solutions
Dr. Adam Koontz

June 9–11 in Cupertino, California
Making Sense of a Pluralistic World: A Tour of Worldviews in America
Dr. Adam Francisco

June 15–17 in Auburn, Michigan
“The Atheist Who Became a Bishop”—Bo Giertz is a Unique, Broad, & Deep Voice North Americans Need to Hear
Rev. Eric Andrae

June 15–17 in Knowles, Oklahoma
Luther’s “Bondage of the Will”
Dr. Roland Ziegler

June 16–18 in Cedar Falls, Iowa
Early Christian Mercy to the Secular Culture
Rev. Chad Kendall

June 16–18 in Le Mars, Iowa
Refreshing the Confession of the Office of the Holy Ministry
Dr. Naomichi Masaki

June 22–24 in Davenport, Iowa
Christian Identity in an Age of Identity Crisis
Dr. Peter Scaer

June 22–24 in Gonzales, Louisiana
Using the Catechism in the Congregation
Prof. John Pless

June 22–24 in Hickory, North Carolina
Jonah: A Tough Mission for a Tender God
Dr. R. Reed Lessing

June 22–24 in Shawano, Wisconsin
Scripture and Sacramentality
Dr. Dean Wenthe

June 22–26 in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Topic TBA, though registration is open
Dr. James Bushur

June 23–25 in Plano, Texas
Luther on the Lord’s Supper
Dr. Naomichi Masaki

June 30–July 2 in Anaheim, California
Letters from a Lonely Lutheran: Confidence and Joy Under the Cross
Prof. John Pless

July 6–10 in Grass Valley, California
The Joseph Narratives: A Tale of Two Brothers in Genesis 37-50
Dr. Jeffrey Pulse

July 7–9 in Westminster, Massachusetts
Using the Catechism in the Congregation
Prof. John Pless

July 13–15 in Allen Park (Detroit), Michigan
Using the Catechism in the Congregation
Prof. John Pless

July 13–15 in Riverton, Utah
Sacramental Theology in the Gospel of John
Dr. William Weinrich

July 27–29 in Madison (Nashville), Tennessee
Apologetics for the 21st Century
Dr. Adam Francisco

August 3–5 in Farmville, Virginia
Exodus: “Let My People Go!”
Dr. R. Reed Lessing

August 3–5 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Past, Present, and Future: Lessons from the Chronicles for Our Uncertain Times
Dr. Daniel Gard

August 3–7 at Flathead Lake near Bigfork, Montana
Christian Americans…or American Christians
Dr. Joel Biermann

August 3–7 in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Law and Gospel According to Luther’s Great Galatian Lectures
Dr. Naomichi Masaki

August 10–14 in Council Bluffs, Iowa
Right to Life Issues
Dr. Peter Scaer
Please note: the Council Bluffs Circuit is sponsoring this class. Participants will need to register, but for the ticket price of $0.

August 17–21 in Denver, Colorado
Johann Gerhard on Exegesis, Study, and Preaching
Dr. Benjamin T. G. Mayes

August 25–27 in Carlyle, Illinois
Giants of Singing the Faith: Luther, Gerhardt, and Bach
Kantor Richard Resch


View the full list at www.ctsfw.edu/CE. For any additional questions or concerns, email CE@ctsfw.edu or call (260) 452-2103.