Prayerfully Consider Visit Summer 2023
July 6, 2023 - July 8, 2023
This free event allows men and women, and their families, to explore the pastoral and diaconal formation happening at Concordia Theological Seminary and provides time for contemplation of the vocations of pastor and deaconess.
Reserve your place by filling out our online registration form. Click the button below to get started.
Welcome, Dear Friend in Christ!
So you want to be a pastor or a deaconess and you’ve discussed this with your pastor. You’ve talked with your family about changing vocations and about the move to the Seminary. You’ve prayed to the Lord for wisdom and guidance. You have heard and answered our Lord’s command to “pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Matthew 9:38). So, where do you go from here?
Prayerfully Consider is a triannual event designed to give future pastors and deaconesses a first-hand look at Concordia Theological Seminary. During this free weekend, you attend classes, talk with current students, meet the faculty, and worship in Kramer Chapel. You also hear from CTSFW personnel who are on hand to make your transition to seminary life easier. You will learn about financial aid, housing, and the Food and Clothing Co-op. You will meet fellow brothers and sisters who are contemplating these vocations, just as you are.
There is a tour of our campus highlighting the historical and theological aspects of our facilities. There is also a driving tour of the city of Fort Wayne, where you can explore the Seminary’s broader environs, its public and private schools, parks, and residential areas.
Prayerfully Consider affords a vivid picture of what life as a CTSFW student preparing for the diaconal or pastoral ministry looks like. It is a time to have questions answered and to find encouragement from those who have already taken a step forward toward the Seminary. We invite you to become a part of this informative and impactful weekend.
Your Admission counselor is always on hand to offer you guidance in your deliberations. You are invited to call or email them at any time.
May the Lord bless you and keep you as you prayerfully consider the pastoral ministry and diaconal service!
Yours in Christ,
The Admission Staff
Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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.
Rev. Matthew Wietfeldt
Director of Admission
Director of Christ Academy
Phone: +1 (800) 481-2155
Frequently Asked Questions
We would love to have you be our guest! Whether you have only started to think about becoming a pastor or deaconess or you are already accepted, you are invited to visit us for Prayerfully Consider. Visiting campus adds a richer, fuller dimension to your thoughts as you experience the Seminary for yourself. We’d love to meet you!
Where will I stay?
At the Prayerfully Consider Visit (PCV), you will stay in the dorms on campus. Each room has two closets, two chairs, and two beds. Bedding and towels are provided, as well as restrooms and showers. You will want to bring your own toiletries.
What should I wear?
You are invited to dress casually during the event.
Where will I eat?
PCV guests dine together in Katherine Luther Dining Hall. All meals are provided free of charge.
May I bring my spouse?
As your husband or wife will be a vital help to you as you move through the decision process, you are invited to bring him/her to PCV at no cost.
What will it cost?
PCV is a free event. There are no costs involved while here on the CTSFW campus.
Who should I contact if I have questions about signing up for PCV?
Contact the Admission Office by phone at (800) 481-2155 or email Admission@ctsfw.edu.
Address: Concordia Theological Seminary 6600 N. Clinton St Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825