Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Seminary Guild

Seminary Guild

The mission of the Concordia Theological Seminary Guild is to serve God by communicating the needs and encouraging the support of the seminary and its students. God’s grace enables us to pray, to encourage men and women in our LCMS congregations for the ministry and the deaconess program, and to support the Seminary by providing for its spiritual and physical needs.

Women served Christ in many ways during his time on earth, and their service has continued in the Church to this day. The needs have changed, as have the methods of caring for God’s servants, but the mission has not. We support men and women preparing for the pastoral and diakonal ministry, as well as the worldwide vision of CTSFW to equip servants for the church around the globe.

We are women of a variety of ages and backgrounds who work together to provide for the physical and spiritual needs of CTSFW’s students in a number of ways. Over 20 congregations in the Fort Wayne area are represented in the Guild. By combining our efforts we can make a greater impact on these future servants of Jesus Christ who will teach the faithful, reach the lost and care for all.


President Phyllis Thieme
Email: SemGuild@ctsfw.edu
Phone: (260) 485-0209

Guild Meetings

September 2019 Guild Meeting
September 10, 2019
(Tuesday) 1:00 pm EDT

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr., President CTSFW

Luther Hall
6600 N Clinton St

Donation Day
October 8, 2019
(Tuesday) 9:00 am EDT

Keynote Speaker: Lance C. Hoffman

Student Commons
6600 N Clinton St

November 2019 Guild Meeting
November 5, 2019
(Tuesday) 1:00 pm EDT

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Rude

Katherine Luther Dining Hall
6600 N Clinton St

Seminary Guild: Christmas with the Kantorei
December 10, 2019
(Tuesday) 1:00 pm EDT

Kramer Chapel
6600 N Clinton St

February 2020 Guild Meeting
February 11, 2020
(Tuesday) 1:00 pm EDT

Keynote Speaker: Kim Hosier

Luther Hall
6600 N Clinton St

March 2020 Guild Meeting
March 10, 2020
(Tuesday) 1:00 pm EDT

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Paul Grime

Luther Hall
6600 N Clinton St

April 2020 Guild Meeting
April 14, 2020
(Tuesday) 12:30 pm EDT

This meeting has been cancelled.

Ongoing Projects

Birthday Celebrations

In order to celebrate each dorm students’ birthday, they receive a skillet cookie from the dining hall at the beginning of their birthday month. A special birthday greeting is also given to them from the Seminary Guild.

Brain Food

During Finals Week of each quarter, we provide snacks for the coffee break that takes place after morning chapel service.

Welcoming New Babies

We make homemade t-shirts and booties for all new babies born to our students.

Cookies and More

Receptions are hosted throughout the academic year, including Opening Service, Vicarage Placement, Call Night and Graduation.

Serving in Love

We recently purchased new furniture for Students Services and the Dean of Student’s Office. The Seminary Guild membership voted to donate $4,500 to this project, creating a more inviting environment for the students.

We also have the annual and ongoing “Legacy Project,” which provides every new diaconal and pastoral student with a copy of the “Pastoral Care Companion,” given to them on the day they receive their fieldwork assignment. Though the book has “Pastoral” in the title, it is appropriate for both male and female churchworkers as it contains prayers, readings, hymns, and liturgy that guide those caring for individuals in times of both celebration and distress.

At the end of every academic year, we also give gifts for the wives of our graduates as well as to our deaconess graduates.

Become A Member

We would love to have you as a Guild member! There are two ways to join the Seminary Guild.  For those living in the Fort Wayne area, we offer individuals memberships for $10. If you’re a Bible Study Group, Circle, LWML, Altar Guild or other group in an LCMS congregation, consider becoming an organization member for $25.

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