He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.”
In these trying days, as the world grows ever more openly hostile to God’s Word of grace and truth, ordained ministers continue to rise up to feed Christ’s sheep, as our Lord commands. To prepare men for an ever-changing world, pastoral students at CTSFW are grounded in the Scriptures and Lutheran Confessions, formed through study, worship, and practical experience in the field. The men in these programs become service-oriented ministers, equipped through fieldwork and vicarage, fed the means of grace at chapel services, and trained both in the classroom and through the theological discussions that occur between classes, professors and students sharpening each other as iron sharpens iron. And through these they are formed; formed into servants in Jesus Christ who teach the faithful, reach the lost, and care for all.