Upcoming Events at CTSFW—September 2018

Admission counselor Rev. John Dreyer takes a photo of the faculty at the 2018 graduation service.

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.


All events take place in Kramer Chapel and are open to the public. We will also livestream these events at www.ctsfw.edu/daily-chapel and www.facebook.com/ctsfw unless otherwise indicated.

September 4, 10:00 a.m. Opening Service of the 173rd Academic Year
November 4, 4:30 p.m. Organ Recital (no livestream)
November 4, 7:30 p.m. Choral Vespers with Bach Cantata 137
November 5, 5:00 p.m. Choral Evening Prayer
November 5, 7:30 p.m. Hymn Festival
December 8, 4:00 p.m. Advent Candlelight Evening Prayer
January 13, 4:00 p.m. Epiphany Evening Prayer
January 16, 5:00 p.m. Symposia Choral Vespers
January 17, 5:00 p.m. Symposia Vespers and Organ Recital (no livestream)


Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month in the academic year (save for January). Meetings typically begin with a report on the work and ongoing projects of the Guild, and conclude with a presentation. Times and locations are:

September 11, 1:00 p.m. in Luther Hall (Getting to Know You Tea)
October 9, 9:00 a.m. in the Student Commons (Donation Day)
November 13, 1:00 p.m. in Luther Hall
December 11, 1:00 p.m. in Kramer Chapel (Christmas with the Kantorei)
February 12, 1:00 p.m. in Luther Hall
March 12, 1:00 p.m. in Luther Hall
April 9, 12:00 p.m. in Luther Hall (Spring Luncheon)

To learn more, go to www.ctsfw.edu/SemGuild. The Guild can also be reached at SemGuild@ctsfw.edu and 260.485.0209.


Access to Heaven on Earth in the Divine Service: The Theology of Worship in Hebrews
September 10–12
Taught by Dr. John Kleinig, this continuing education course serves as an introduction to his commentary on Hebrews, published by CPH this year. The main focus will be on the practical relevance of the theology of worship in this letter, looking particularly at what is done and taught, given and received in the Divine Service. (CEU 1.5)
Cost: $150 for pastors and professional church workers; $100 for retired pastors and laypeople
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/ctsfw-events/continuing-education/fort-wayne-indiana-2

Lutheranism & the Classics V: Arguing with the Philosophers
September 27 and 28
This learning conference will take a look at how Luther and the reformers both dealt with and used the ancient philosophers. To learn more about the keynote speakers, the schedule, and to access the papers that will be featured and presented, click here.
Cost: $120 for regular admission; $60 for CCLE registrants; $45 for university students; $30 for high school students; free for CTSFW and CSL students
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/Classics

Christ Academy Confirmation Retreat
September 28–30
Led by an ordained pastor, this weekend retreat is open to students currently receiving confirmation instruction from his or her pastor.
Cost: $110 per person, includes on-campus housing and meals
Register by email at ChristAcademy@ctsfw.edu

Prayerfully Consider Campus Visit
October 17–20
This is an opportunity for second-career and college students to explore and learn more about the Office of Holy Ministry and diaconal service.
Cost: Free; on-campus housing and meals provided
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/PCV

Christ Academy College
October 25–28
For college students interested in learning more about the vocation of pastor or deaconess, this is an opportunity for participants to attend classes, meet faculty and students, worship in Kramer Chapel, and learn about the scripturally-rich theological education offered at CTSFW.
Cost: Free; on-campus housing and meals provided
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/CA

Luther Hostel: Suffering and the Theology of the Cross
October 31–November 2
With an emphasis on the 500th anniversary of the Heidelberg Disputation, during this conference we will first acknowledge our suffering and then seek to understand it through the theology of the cross. With the knowledge that Christ never abandons us, we can see the joy that we have in the midst of suffering.
Cost: $200
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/LutherHostel


Good Shepherd Institute November 4–6
Registration will open soon at www.ctsfw.edu/GSI.

Advent Preaching Workshop November 6, 1:30 p.m.
Speaker: Rev. Prof. Ryan Tietz
Learn more: www.ctsfw.edu/PreachingWorkshop

Lenten Preaching Workshop January 14, 2019
Speaker: Rev. Reed Lessing
Learn More: www.ctsfw.edu/PreachingWorkshop

34th Annual Symposium on Exegetical Theology
Soaring Like an Eagle: Themes in the Gospel of John
January 15–16, 2019
Registration is not yet open.

42nd Annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions
The 500th Anniversary of the Leipzig Debate: The Question of Authority in the Church
January 16–18, 2019
Registration is not yet open.