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Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Good Shepherd Institute


Event Date

November 5, 2023 - November 7, 2023

Event Cost

Hotel & Lodging Information

The Good Shepherd Institute is dedicated to the care of souls by means of hearing and discerning the clear voice of Christ, the Good Shepherd, through preaching, teaching, liturgy, and hymns.

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Event Location and Mailing Address

Attn: Concordia Theological Seminary - GSI
Concordia Theological Seminary
6600 N. Clinton St
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Event Information

Ever since 2017, when the church observed the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, similar anniversaries have presented themselves. Our 2023 Good Shepherd Institute conference will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Formula Missae through the insights of Bryan Spinks, a well-known liturgical scholar who is now professor emeritus at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Closer to our own time, Paul Grime will offer some new insights into the liturgical developments that led to the creation of The Lutheran Hymnal. Finally, on a completely different note, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Seminary’s deaconess program by hearing from the current director, James Bushur, who will help us consider how Lutherans can speak on a theology of mercy. The living tradition of excellence in church music also continues, with an organ recital on Sunday afternoon featuring the upgraded console in Kramer Chapel, a choral Vespers on Sunday evening led by the Seminary Kantorei, and a hymn festival on Monday evening at St. Paul’s in Fort Wayne, utilizing its renovated organ, the Schola Cantorum, and area church choirs.

Questions about this event?

If you have questions about this event we would be glad to answer them. Please send all questions and inquiries to the contact below.

Mrs. LeeAnna Rondot

Community Services Director 
Administrative Assistant, Continuing Education

Phone: (260) 452-2204
Email LeeAnna Rondot