Upcoming Events at CTSFW—October–November 2020

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/events or phone (260) 452-2100. Please note that all times for campus events are Eastern Time.

Upcoming Events Fall 2020–Winter 2021
Come together to celebrate and “Make Known His Deeds!”

Photo Credit: “Autumn Glory” by Seminarian Micah Brooks
Event plenaries and chapel events are livestreamed!

Online-only registration is available!

Faculty Advancement

Join our Facebook livestream next Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m.
to celebrate the advancement of the Rev. Dr. Roland Ziegler
to full professor and hear his lecture on “Justification as the Article by Which the Church Stands or Falls (Articulus stantis et cadentis ecclesiae)—What Does This Mean?” 
Lutherans since the Reformation have asserted that the article on justification has a special significance and importance among all the articles of faith. Theologians from Luther to the 21st century have asserted that this is the article by which the church stands or falls, that it is central to the other articles and is a criterion to evaluate theological statements. What exactly is meant by these statements? See you at facebook.com/ctsfw on
Nov. 4 to dive into some theology and celebrate this career milestone for Dr. Ziegler!

Upcoming Events

Christ Academy: College
October 30–November 1
Free event for prospective students still in college, who are interested in learning more about the vocation of pastor or deaconess. Room and board provided on campus, and spouses as well as fiancés/fiancées are welcome.
Livestreaming available for Friday fireside chat and four Saturday classes.
Register: ctsfw.edu/college
Luther Hostel
November 4–6
Luther Hostel is an opportunity for laity as well as pastors and other church workers to retreat to the Seminary, gathering for worship, study, and fellowship on the campus of CTSFW. Lectures focus on various aspects of Lutheran theology, taking an in-depth, confessional look at a specific topic. In addition to attending classes taught by CTSFW professors, attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the daily worship opportunities at Kramer Chapel and take time to visit with current seminary students and faculty. 
Online-only option available.
Cost: $200
Register: ctsfw.edu/LutherHostel
Good Shepherd Institute
November 8-10
Open to all, Good Shepherd Institute is an annual conference that focuses on pastoral theology and sacred music. Main talks alongside sectionals allow attendees the opportunity to customize their learning and experience. The first two evenings conclude with a special service of music, with regular daily chapel services and other recitals throughout the conference.
Cost: $130 for first registration; $90 for additional tickets; $75 for Monday-only registration; $30 banquet ticket
Luther Hostel attendees eligible for a 50% discount.
Online-only option available.

Register: ctsfw.edu/GSI


Symposia 2021
January 19–22
The four-day Symposia Series is an annual event that explores exegetical theology and the Lutheran Confessions. Faculty and guest speakers from CTSFW and other theological institutions will lecture on topics related to the theme for each annual symposium.Early bird registration will be available through November 28, after which the price will increase to our regular registration fee of $180 through January 15. Late registrations (including walk-ins) will cost $195.
Online-only option available.
Register: ctsfw.edu/Symposia

175th Anniversary

Lecture Series

“1969-1985: Years of Change at the Seminary”
Dr. David P. Scaer 

Sunday, January 17, 2021, 2:30 p.m.
“Luther on Trial at the Diet of Worms”
Dr. Cameron A. MacKenzie 

Sunday, April 25, 2021, 2:30 p.m.


Lenten Preaching Workshop
Information and registration: ctsfw.edu/PreachingWorkshop.
Monday, January 18, 2021, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Special Services

Services are open to the public in Kramer Chapel and livestreamed online at ctsfw.edu/DailyChapel or facebook.com/ctsfw.
Choral Vespers 

Sunday, November 8, 7:30 p.m.

Hymn Festival
Monday, November 9, 7:30 p.m.

Advent Candlelight Evening Prayer
Saturday, December 12, 4:00 p.m.

Choral Vespers
Saturday, January 17, 4:00 p.m.

Epiphany Evening Prayer with Kantorei
Wednesday, January 20, Time TBA

Symposia Vespers and Organ Recital
Thursday, January 21, Time TB

COVID-19 Preparedness for Conference & Event Attendees

Please know that CTSFW is truly blessed to have you as our guest, and we take your safety very seriously. We will keep you updated as we follow CDC Guidelines, clean all surfaces thoroughly and regularly, and design classes and events to allow for social distancing. We are thankful for the opportunity to safely open our doors to you. We pray your experience is as enjoyable and enlightening as it is peaceful and protected.