CTSFW Sends Workers to the Harvest Field

CTSFW President Lawrence Rast Jr. greets candidates before the Call service.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—The Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, community was joined by family and friends to celebrate new vicars, deaconess interns and pastors who will soon take the next step in their journey of service to Christ and His people. Assignments and placements were announced during services on April 24 and April 25. The lists of assignments and placements, and archived video of the services, can be found at callday.ctsfw.edu.

“This week we celebrate a significant achievement in the ongoing preparation of these servants of Christ. And it is just that, one more step. It underscores something that is true for all of us as servants of our Lord Christ, we are always working, we are always learning more,” said CTSFW President Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr. He also recognized the significant support students receive from their families. “We give thanks to the families of these wonderful gifts that are beginning to make their way into the Church. Thank you all for what you have shared with us and what you are now sharing with Christ’s Church for the sake of His mission in this world, so that more may come to know of the salvation He has won for them.”

Again this year, there are more congregations requesting new workers than students available to fill those calls and assignments. It is our hope that more men and women will prayerfully consider full time service to the Church so that no calls go unfilled. For information on becoming a pastor or deaconess go to www.ctsfw.edu/Admission or phone 800.481.2155.