Upcoming Events at CTSFW—April 2018

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—Check out the upcoming events offered by Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), 6600 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  For additional information concerning all events please go to www.ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2100. Please note that all times for campus events are Eastern Time. Upcoming Spring Fundraiser: Tools for the Ministry From April 9–May 7, CTSFW will run a month-long fundraiser to help equip this year’s graduating class with the tools they need as they graduate and either enter into the Office of Holy Ministry or...... Read More >>

CTSFW Call Day 2018

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—With the start of spring quarter, future pastors and deaconesses at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, are beginning to anticipate the spring assignment services coming up at the end of April. The Vicarage and Deaconess Internship Assignment service will be Tuesday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m. (EDT). On the following evening, candidates will receive their calls at the Candidate Call service on Wednesday, April 25, at 7:00 p.m. (EDT). Both services will take place in Kramer Chapel, and will be...... Read More >>

Learn with Your Seminary: Musician Workshops Coming Up in June

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, is pleased to announce the annual summer workshops for church organists and pianists of all skill levels. By the end of the workshop, musicians will have gained practical skills that will not only improve their playing but will help them more effectively lead and encourage their congregations in singing. “Whether it’s helping musicians understand how the instrument works, what sounds and registrations to choose, finding appropriate music to play, playing the pedals more efficiently, or...... Read More >>

Learn with Your Seminary: Continuing Education Opportunities this Summer

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—Beginning in June and running through November, Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, is offering both church workers and laypeople the opportunity to learn through the continuing education courses taught by CTSFW faculty, theologians and pastors in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. The topics are as varied as the locations, currently scheduled to take place in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. More courses and locations...... Read More >>

New Online Book Reviews by Pastors and Faculty

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—One of the newest resources offered by Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, are online book reviews, published by Concordia Theological Quarterly. These book reviews are written by CTSFW faculty and pastors in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), summarizing what each book has to offer and highlighting their value to fellow pastors as well as laypeople. Book reviews currently available are: 1 Samuel: Concordia Commentary Series Reviewed by Rev. Peter F. Gregory, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Westminster, Massachusetts Becoming...... Read More >>

Applications for Ph.D. in Theological Studies Due Soon

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—As of February 1, four highly qualified applicants have been accepted into the new Ph.D. in Theological Studies Program offered at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, to begin their coursework in September. There are only a few spots still open, and the program has extended the deadline to March 15 for this first year. In subsequent years, applications will be due by January 15. The Ph.D. in Theological Studies marks CTSFW’s second academic doctoral program, offering concentrations in the areas...... Read More >>

Upcoming Events at CTSFW—March 2018

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—Check out the upcoming events offered by Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), 6600 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  For additional information concerning all events please go to www.ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2100. Please note that all times for campus events are Eastern Time. Christ Academy Confirmation Retreat We Believe: Why the Creed Matters Today February 16–18, 2018 Presenter: Rev. Matthew Wietfeldt, director of Christ Academy Retreat Fee: $110 per person (includes on-campus housing and meals) Registration: Email Retreats@ctsfw.edu or call 260.452.2204. Prayerfully Consider Campus Visit...... Read More >>

CTSFW Partnership With Supporters Pays Tuition in Full for Pastoral and Diakonal Programs

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—A central goal of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne’s strategic plan has been 100% tuition coverage for our students. The Seminary is privileged to announce that years of targeted work have borne fruit: beginning with the 2018-19 academic year, tuition for all incoming, residential pastoral ministry and deaconess students will be paid in full. “In 2013, with the help of a grant from the Lilly Foundation, we did an exhaustive study of student debt that drove us to establish 100%...... Read More >>

CTSFW Kantorei Heads West for Lenten Tour

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—This year the Kantorei, a men’s choir of pastoral students studying at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, will travel through three western states for their annual Lenten Tour. These evening prayer services will provide an opportunity for local congregations and church members to not only listen to the Kantorei, but to worship alongside, singing congregational hymns and canticles. The tour is seasonally-focused, created around the 40 solemn days of Lent. Kantor Kevin Hildebrand directs the choir, while Associate Kantor Matthew...... Read More >>

Summer Retreats for Theologically-Engaged High School Students

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—Every summer, Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, offers two theological conferences for high school students: Christ Academy High School for men, June 17–30, and Phoebe Academy High School for women, June 17–24. “It’s a wonderful experience for your child,” said Phoebe Academy mom, Pamela Buhler. “Not only with their walk, but also in their knowledge of how they can serve the Lord for the rest of their life.” As a long-time attendee and proctor at Christ Academy High School, first...... Read More >>