CTS To Open 168th Academic Year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTS)—As summer draws to a close, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., looks forward to the beginning of its 168th academic year on Sunday, September 8. Students, faculty, staff, family and friends will gather for the opening service in Kramer Chapel at 3:00 p.m. Those who cannot be on campus for the service will be able to watch live by going to www.ctsfw.edu and clicking on the Watch Live! link.

“The start of another academic year is an exciting time as faculty and students gather for the study of theology, especially the proclamation of Christ crucified and risen for the eternal salvation of sinners,” said Dr. Charles Gieschen, CTS academic dean. “We particularly rejoice that the Holy Spirit continues to draw faithful men and women from congregations across The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and world into our pastoral and deaconess programs so that they may be formed as servants in Jesus Christ who teach the faithful, reach the lost and care for all.”

The Rev. Daniel May, president of the Indiana District of the LCMS will participate in the service by installing new members of the faculty and staff. Being installed are the Rev. Brian Crane, advancement officer; the Rev. Lannon Martin, admission counselor; and the Rev. Dr. John Reynolds, assistant professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions and director of Vicarage.