Upcoming Events at CTSFW—May 2018

Dr. Grobien and Dr. Just face fourth year seminarians on Call Day, 2017.

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.

Currently Ongoing Spring Fundraiser: Equipped for Service

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 begin their diakonal service. Last year, this spring fundraiser raised money to help equip first year students beginning four years of training with Greek books through the Logos project. This year our goal will help those who have completed their training and are about to begin their service to the Church.

Funds will go towards the purchase of gift cards, allowing students to purchase exactly what they need, from communion sets to stoles to additional books for learning, and any other materials they need to minister to and serve God’s people. To donate or to learn more about the goal, donor appreciation gifts, and matching gift opportunity, go to www.ctsfw.edu/equipped.

Music Events
Sunday, April 22, 4:00 p.m.
Easter Choral Vespers
Seminary Schola Cantorum
Open to the public and livestreamed at www.ctsfw.edu/daily-chapel and www.facebook.com/CTSFW.

Friday, May 18, 3:00 p.m.
Commencement Organ Recital
Kantor Matthew Machemer
Though open to the public in Kramer Chapel, this performance will not be livestreamed.

Public Lecture Series
The Pastoral Ministry and Missions Department is sponsoring a public convocation on Wednesday, May 9 at 11:00 a.m. in Loehe 7. Dr. Joshua C. Miller of Augsburg University will speak on “Pastoral Care and Preaching in Light of the Hidden God.” This talk will not be livestreamed, though all are welcome to come and join us in person.

Assignment and Call Services
All services take place in Kramer Chapel and will be available online, streaming at www.ctsfw.edu/daily-chapel and www.facebook.com/CTSFW.

April 24, 7:00 p.m.
Vicarage and Deaconess Internship Assignment Service

April 25, 7:00 p.m.
Candidate Call Service

Alumni Reunion Events
The 2018 Alumni Reunion Golf Outing will be on Wednesday, May 16 at the Cherry Hill Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana. All area pastors are invited to this alumni event, regardless of alma mater. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m., lunch is at 11:15 a.m. and tee-off starts at 12:15 p.m. Golfers will play a scramble format to accommodate all skill levels.

To register, go to https://my.ctsfw.edu/alumni-reunion/register. The $15 cost includes lunch, complimentary beverages and 18 holes of golf. For any additional questions or concerns, contact the Rev. Dr. Timothy Puls at alumni@ctsfw.edu or by calling 260.452.2260.

Following the golf outing, this year’s Alumni Reunion will be on Thursday and Friday, May 17 and 18, for the class years ending in eight and three. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on May 17 and concludes with commencement at 6:00 p.m. on May 18. To view the schedule or to register online, go to www.ctsfw.edu/ctsfw-events/alumni-reunion.

For additional questions or concerns about either of these events, contact LeeAnna Rondot at LeeAnna.Rondot@ctsfw.edu or 260.452.2204.

Graduation events take place on Friday, May 18.

Baccalaureate, 10:00 a.m.
Commencement Organ Recital, 3:00 p.m.
Graduation Exercises, 6:00 p.m.


Continuing Education
Continuing Education courses taught by CTSFW faculty, theologians and pastors in the LCMS will begin in June and run through November. These courses are open to both church workers and laypeople, depending on the topic, and can be found across the country. To view a full schedule of the continuing education opportunities sponsored by CTSFW this summer, click here.

For a more detailed list of topics and locations, visit www.ctsfw.edu/CE. Registration for each event will be updated on this page as the information becomes available, with locations listed alphabetically according to state and city. For any additional questions or concerns, email CE@ctsfw.edu or call 260.452.2103.

Phoebe Academy High School
For young women in grades nine to twelve, Phoebe Academy from June 17–24 is a chance to explore the vocation of deaconess, learn what it is like to live and learn on campus, and to meet other theologically-minded women their age. Registration costs $400 for new applicants and $300 for returning attendees. This cost is all inclusive, covering room, board and any additional events both on and off campus.

For more information or to register, go to www.ctsfw.edu/PAHS.

Christ Academy High School

For young men in grades nine to twelve, Christ Academy from June 17–30 is a chance to explore the vocation of pastor, learn what it is like to live and learn on campus, and to meet other theologically-minded men their age. Registration costs $600 for new applicants and $400 for returning attendees. This cost is all inclusive, covering room, board and any additional events both on and off campus.

For more information or to register, go to www.ctsfw.edu/CAHS.

Musician Workshops
The registration deadline for the musician workshops offered at CTSFW is June 8. Participants may choose from the following:

Basic Level Organists and Service Playing for Pianists
June 18–22
This workshop covers the basics for those organists who have had very little or no training on how the instrument works, including how to choose registrations and how to play pedals with both feet. Both pianists and organists will learn how to lead the congregational singing of hymns and liturgy through effective playing.

Intermediate & Advanced Level Organists
June 25–29
This workshop is designed for organists who have already learned the basics but want to improve their skills. Instructors will cover creative hymn introductions, making informed choices about organ repertoire and strategies for leading challenging hymns. Instruction at this level is customized to the ability of each student.

Register online at www.ctsfw.edu/MusicWorkshops. For any additional concerns or questions, email MusicWorkshops@ctsfw.edu or call 260.452.2224.