Upcoming Events at Concordia Theological Seminary

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTS)—Check out the upcoming events offered by Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Ind. For additional information concerning all events, please go to www.ctsfw.edu, or phone 260-452-2100.

Registration for Christ Academy—High School 2014 opens January 1. For two weeks each summer, high school-aged men of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod are offered the opportunity to delve deeper into their faith, enjoy the seminary experience and make friendships that will last a lifetime while attending Christ Academy—High School. This year’s event takes place June 15–28, 2014, on the campus of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. Space is limited, so be sure to get your registration in early. Information concerning the registration process may be found at www.ctsfw.edu/ChristAcademy. If you know of a young man who may be interested in this opportunity please contact us at ChristAcademy@ctsfw.edu or 800-481-2155.

The Kantorei, a sixteen-voice choir of students studying for the Office of the Holy Ministry at CTS, will be touring Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona for their Epiphany Tour, January 4–10, 2014, see the tour schedule here. The final service of this tour will be Sunday, January 19 in Kramer Chapel at 4:00 p.m. For additional information contact Music@ctsfw.edu or 260-452-2224.

Lenten Preaching Workshop
Preaching the Catechism in Lent
January 20, 2014
The Lenten Season is an apt time for catechetical preaching. This seminar will explore ways in which preachers might utilize the chief parts of Luther’s Small Catechism as the basis for sermons at midweek Lenten services so that the Christian congregation is deepened in the life of repentance, faith and vocation under the cross. The seminar will utilize the stellar series, Commentary on Luther’s Catechisms by Albrecht Peters currently available from Concordia Publishing House (www.cph.org).
Presenter: Prof. John T. Pless
Registration available at www.ctsfw.edu/Symposia.

Symposia Series 2014
29th Annual Symposium on Exegetical Theology
“Where Does God Dwell?”—A Real Presence in Hermeneutics
January 21–22, 2014
37th Annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions
Lutheran Distinctives in an Age of Religious Change
January 22–24, 2014
For schedule, speaker information and registration go to www.ctsfw.edu/Symposia.

Symposia Music Events
Choral Vespers
Wednesday, January 22
5:00 p.m. in Kramer Chapel

Vespers and Organ Recital
Thursday, January 23
4:45 p.m. in Kramer Chapel

Continuing Education Opportunity in Fort Wayne
Bishop Bo Giertz in Context: His Life, His Work, His Writings
Presenter: Dr. Rune Imberg
January 27–February 7, 2014 (Monday-Friday: 3:00–6:00 p.m.)
Bishop Giertz was one of the most important Lutheran theologians in the 20th century. In this intensive course we will study his life and his personal theological development. We will analyze his theology through his writings (especially the books translated into English and, in some cases, German) from a contextual perspective, studying how they are connected with his personal development and also the development of the modern liberal Swedish society.
This course is a regular S.T.M. level course with S.T.M. students. However, we also welcome those who wish to participate in it as a Continuing Education course with a lighter requirement. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn about this important churchman, Bishop Bo Giertz, through Dr. Imberg, an accomplished historian from his homeland! (3 CEU)
For additional information and to register, go to www.ctsfw.edu/CE, email CE@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2103.

Make plans to join CTS Tours for The Holy Land, March 3–13, 2014, hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rast Jr. Dr. Rast serves as president of CTS. The tour includes the destinations of Haifa, Tiberias, Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. For additional information go to www.ctsfw.edu/CTSTours, email CTSTours@ctsfw.edu or phone 877-287-4338.

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 Visit which takes place on our campus March 20–22, 2014. During this three-day event they will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the daily life of the seminary while worshipping with the CTS 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 www.ctsfw.edu/PCV, email Admission@ctsfw.edu or call our Admission Office at 800-481-2155.

-Vicarage/Deaconess Internship Assignment Service, April 29, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in Kramer Chapel.
-Candidate Placement Service, April 30, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in Kramer Chapel.
-Deaconess Placement Service, May 22, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in Kramer Chapel.
All three services will be broadcast live at www.ctsfw.edu.