CTSFW Upcoming Events - September 2017

For Immediate Release - August 17, 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 or phone 260-452-2100. Please note that all times for campus events are Eastern Time.

As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, CTSFW has collected a number of resources and events to help you learn more and celebrate with us. Go to to find lectures from our recent CTSFW Reformation Lecture Series, articles, sermons, details about our upcoming Reformation service and more.

Opening Service for the 172nd academic year at CTSFW is Tuesday, September 5, 10:00 a.m. in Kramer Chapel. We will welcome new and returning students. If you can’t be on campus, watch live or  .

Continuing Education at CTSFW
September 11–13
Access to Heaven on Earth in the Divine Service: The Theology of Worship in Hebrews
Dr. John W. Kleinig
This course serves as an introduction to his commentary on Hebrews, published by Concordia Publishing House this year. The course will explore the theology of worship in this letter.
For information concerning all Continuing Education offerings from CTSFW, go to, email  or phone 260.452.2103.

Christ Academy Confirmation Retreat
September 29–October 1
Theme: The 10 Commandments: Being Killed and Being Made Alive in Christ
Presenter: Rev. Matthew Wietfeldt, director of Christ Academy, CTSFW 
Retreat Fee: $110/person, includes on-campus housing and meals.
Register: Email  or phone 260.452.2204.
This retreat is open to students who are currently receiving confirmation instruction from their pastor.

Do you know someone you would like to encourage toward becoming a pastor or deaconess?  One way is to tell them about the Prayerfully Consider Visitthat takes place on our campus October 12–14.  During this three-day event they will have the opportunity to experience daily life at the Seminary while worshiping with the CTSFW community, attending classes, meeting with faculty, learning about financial aid options and getting to know the Fort Wayne area. There is no charge for this event and all on-campus housing and meals are included.  For additional information go to

Celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at CTSFW. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, will serve as preacher for a special Reformation service on October 31, at 7:30 p.m. in Kramer Chapel.  If you can’t join us on campus, the service will be live streamed at and

Luther Hostel, November 1–3, under the theme "Christ for Us: Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation." There will be presentations by CTSFW faculty, time to attend classes with current students and worship services in Kramer Chapel. For online registration go to For additional information, email  or phone260.452.2204.

College students who are contemplating how they might serve the Church have a great option with Christ Academy/Phoebe Academy College taking place November 2–5. This event affords attendees the opportunity to immerse themselves in the day-to-day life at CTSFW.  Days will be filled with classes led by extraordinary CTSFW faculty, worship with the CTSFW community in Kramer Chapel, plenty of time to ask questions of our Admission staff and social time with fellow attendees.This event is free of charge with housing and meals provided. Additional information and online registration can be found
To connect with a member of the CTSFW Admission staff email or call our Admission Office at 800.481.2155.

The 18th annual Good Shepherd Institute Conference will take place at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), November 5-7. The theme for 2017 is "Singing the Faith—Past, Present and Future." 
As the Church celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Good Shepherd Institute conference will take this opportunity to evaluate the past 500 years as we confess the faith in the present for the sake of the future. The conference will also serve as the kickoff for our second art exhibition, featuring artwork that depicts the theme of Sola, thus reflecting the themes of the Reformation. 
For more information visit:, email  or phone260.452.2224.

Advent Preaching Workshop
Prepare the Way–A Sermon Series Based Upon Meditatio, Oratio,Tentatio
November 7, 1:30–8:00 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Gary W. Zieroth, CTSFW assistant professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions 
This three-fold Advent midweek series, based upon segments of Psalm 119, presents the ways that God helps prepares us to celebrate Christ’s first Advent and to look forward with anticipation to His Second Advent.
Fee: $40.00, includes dinner. 
For additional information go to, email  or phone 260.452.2224.

Symposia Series 2018
33rd Annual Symposium on Exegetical Theology
January 16–17
“The Communion of Saints: Called Into Fellowship”

41st Annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions
January 17–19
“Confessional Lutheran Confessions on the Moral Life”


Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana, exists to form servants in Jesus Christ who teach the faithful, reach the lost and care for all. Founded in 1846, CTSFW is a seminary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Learn more about CTSFW and the LCMS at

For additional information concerning educational opportunities and events at CTSFW, please contact Jayne Sheafer, director of Seminary Relations, 260-452-2250 or SeminaryRelations