Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

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Continuing Education

Continue learning from our world-class faculty on the CTSFW campus and at locations around the country.


Opening Service
September 9, 2019
10:00 a.m.

Kramer Chapel
10:00 a.m.

September 2019 Guild Meeting
September 10, 2019
(Tuesday) 1:00 pm EDT

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr., President CTSFW

Luther Hall
6600 N Clinton St

Fall Retreat: What in Heaven Is Going On?
September 28-29, 2019
9:00 am

$25.00/lunch included Saturday

For questions please contact LeeAnna Rondot at leeanna.rondot@ctsfw.edu or

Choral Vespers for St. Michael and All Angels
Sunday, September 29
4:00 p.m.

(with Bach Cantata 149, “Loud Songs of Rejoicing”)
Schola Cantorum and Bach Ensemble


Christ Academy: Confirmation Retreat
October 4–6, 2019

The confirmation retreat is an opportunity for any youth who are preparing for first communion or confirmation to come to campus with their pastors for a catechetical retreat, taught and led by an ordained minister.

Donation Day
October 8, 2019
(Tuesday) 9:00 am EDT

Keynote Speaker: Lance C. Hoffman

Student Commons
6600 N Clinton St

Prayerfully Consider Visit
October 10–12, 2019

This free event allows men and women, and their families, to explore the pastoral and diaconal formation happening at Concordia Theological Seminary and gives a time for contemplation on the vocations of pastor and deaconess.

Christ Academy: College
October 30–November 1, 2020

Christ Academy: College provides undergraduate men and women interested in a future vocation as a pastor or deaconess the opportunity to experience what Concordia Theological Seminary has to offer.

Choral Concert: Windsbacher Knabenchor
Thursday, October 31
7:00 p.m.

Choral Concert: Windsbacher Knabenchor
Boys Choir of Windsbach, Germany


Advent Preaching Workshop
November 12, 2019

Instructor: Prof. John T. Pless
Topic: The three articles of the Apostle’s Creed (with material from The Small Catechism: A Manual for Discipleship)

November 2019 Guild Meeting
November 5, 2019
(Tuesday) 1:00 pm EDT

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Rude

Katherine Luther Dining Hall
6600 N Clinton St

Organ Recital
Sunday, November 10
4:30 p.m.

Tom Mueller, Concordia University Irvine

Choral Vespers with Bach Cantata 140, “Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying”
November 10
7:30 p.m.

Schola Cantorum

Good Shepherd Institute
November 10–12, 2019

“A Living Tradition and Something New”
This year’s Good Shepherd Institute conference will focus on the richness of the Church’s hymnody, recognizing several significant anniversaries as well as how the Church’s song continues to inform our present and guide our future.

Choral Evening Prayer
Monday, November 11
5:00 p.m.

Children’s Choir of St. John Lutheran Church, Fraser, Michigan

Hymn Festival
November 11
7:30 p.m.

Kantorei (Kevin Hildebrand and Matthew Machemer, organists)


Seminary Guild: Christmas with the Kantorei
December 10, 2019
(Tuesday) 1:00 pm EDT

Kramer Chapel
6600 N Clinton St

Advent Candlelight Evening Prayer
December 14
4:00 p.m.

Choirs of CTSFW



Lenten Preaching Workshop
January 20, 2020

Instructor: Dr. Don Wiley
Topic: Christ’s Work of Creation and Re-Creation

January 21-24

Exegetical: “The Cross, the Atonement, and the Wrath of God”
Confessions: “Ecclesiology: Locating Confessional Boundaries”

Epiphany Evening Prayer
January 22
5:00 p.m.


Symposia Vespers and Organ Recital
Thursday, January 23
4:00 p.m.

Kramer Chapel


Choral Vespers (for The Presentation of Our Lord with Bach Cantata 82, “Ich habe genug”
February 2
4:00 p.m.

Daniel Eifert, bass
Schola Cantorum

February 2020 Guild Meeting
February 11, 2020
(Tuesday) 1:00 pm EDT

Keynote Speaker: Kim Hosier

Luther Hall
6600 N Clinton St

Christ Academy: Confirmation Retreat
February 21-23
1:00 p.m.

The confirmation retreat is an opportunity for any youth in confirmation class to come to campus with their pastors for a catechetical retreat, taught and led by an ordained minister.


March 2020 Guild Meeting
March 10, 2020
(Tuesday) 1:00 pm EDT

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Paul Grime

Luther Hall
6600 N Clinton St

Lenten Evening Prayer
March 22
4:00 p.m.



Prayerfully Consider Visit
April 2–4, 2020

This free admission event is an opportunity for men and women considering pastoral or diaconal formation to spend a few days contemplating the vocation of pastor or deaconess alongside their families on the campus of CTSFW.

April 2020 Guild Meeting
April 14, 2020
(Tuesday) 12:30 pm EDT

Focus on the Seminary Deaconess Program

Luther Hall
6600 N Clinton St

Easter Hymn Festival
Sunday, April 19
4:00 p.m.

Schola Cantorum

Vicarage and Deaconess Internship Assignment Service
April 28, 2020
7:00 p.m.

Kramer Chapel

Candidate Call Service
April 29, 2020
7:00 p.m.

Kramer Chapel


Golf Outing
May 20, 2020
10:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

The CTSFW Golf Outing is open to church workers and laypeople. Registration costs $25, with $5 off for alumni and clergy. The cost covers 18 holes, lunch, and beverages.

Autumn Ridge Golf Club
11420 Auburn Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46845

Alumni Reunion
May 21–22, 2020

Celebrating the classes that graduated in the years ending in 0 and 5.

May 22, 2020
10:00 a.m.

Kramer Chapel

Graduation Day Organ Recital
May 22
Time TBD

Paul Grime

May 22, 2020
6:00 p.m.

Kramer Chapel


Continuing Education
June–August 2020

This summer, CTSFW is offering around 30 continuing education sites across the country for theological learning with our faculty and other teachers. Registration has opened for sites in California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska (hosted by the Wyoming District), New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Christ Academy: Timothy School
June 14–27, 2020

Timothy School is a two-week summer conference for high school men interested in theology, liturgical worship and fun. It’s also a great opportunity to explore the Office of Holy Ministry for those considering a future vocation as a pastor.

Christ Academy: Phoebe School
June 14–27, 2020

Phoebe School is a two-week summer conference for high school women interested in theology, liturgical worship and fun. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about becoming a deaconess, trained to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through acts of mercy and human care.

Basic Level Organists and Service Playing for Pianists
June 15–19, 2020

This five-day workshop will help beginner organists and pianists improve their service playing. Students should be able to read and play both treble and bass clefs simultaneously, though it is expected that students have to practice new music slowly before becoming comfortable with it, have little experience in leading congregational singing, lack confidence in counting, and rarely play the pedals.

Intermediate & Advanced Level Organists
June 22–26, 2020

This five-day workshop is for intermediate and advanced students who can sight-read easily or at least play adequately the first time through a new piece, with some experience and a fair amount of confidence in playing (though intermediate students may occasionally feel uncomfortable). Courses will include creative hymn introductions, making informed organ repertoire choices, and strategies for leading challenging hymns. Instruction is customized to the abilities of each student.


Lutheranism and the Classics VI: Beauty
October 1–2, 2020

Lutheranism & the Classics is a biennial conference designed for the language and literary scholar with an interest in the Reformation and Lutheranism’s connection with the Greek and Roman classics, focusing on specific topics for each conference. This 6th biennial conference celebrates Lutheranism’s preoccupation with beauty in the past while contemplating its value for the propagation of the faith to present and future generations.


Luther Hostel 2020
November 4–6, 2020

Theme TBA