October Visit Opportunities
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
1 Corinthians 12:4-7
We are all called—but to what? Some are called to be pastors, others care for God’s people as deaconesses, and even others: to encourage and support those who have not yet heard the call to minister to the flocks and to serve as God’s hands of mercy.
Coming up in October are two events for those interested in becoming a pastor or deaconess, to contemplate these vocations on the Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, grounds. Prayerfully Consider Visit (PCV) from October 10–12 and Christ Academy: College from October 25–27 welcome prospective students to enter into the seminary community, from living on campus and eating in the dining hall, to worshipping in Kramer Chapel and attending class alongside current students. Additional courses specifically set aside for participants cover such practical considerations as cost, financial aid, and relocation. Prospective students attend at no cost as do their spouses or fiancés/fiancées, who are an integral part of the decision-making and any future success.
The main difference between the two opportunities is age. Christ Academy: College is open only to undergrads, while PCV is open to anyone over the age of 18, from college-age up to retirement. You may be interested in this serious contemplation yourself, or you may know of someone who needs to hear a word of encouragement to consider serving in the Church. PCV participants may register at www.ctsfw.edu/PCV and Christ Academy participants at www.ctsfw.edu/college.
Prospective students are not limited to these dates. To see all annual visitation events or to plan your own visit, go to www.ctsfw.edu/Visit or contact our Admission Office at Admission@ctsfw.edu and (800) 481-2155. For those of you not interested in the ministry or diaconal service, please share this news with the men and women you would like to encourage to consider ministry or service. We ask God to send laborers to His harvest, and for your help in identifying these future laborers for training in His kingdom.