Upcoming Events at Concordia Theological Seminary

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTS)—Here’s a preview of upcoming opportunities offered by Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana. For additional information concerning all events, please go to www.ctsfw.edu, or phone 260-452-2100.

Register Now for Phoebe Academy—High School, August 1–3.
Phoebe Academy–High School (PA–HS) provides an opportunity for high school women to learn about the vocation of deaconess in the church from a theological perspective. Attendees will explore God's Word on Mercy and what it means for us today while developing friendships with like-minded women that can last a lifetime. They will also meet deaconesses, who are serving in the church, learn what they do and how they are trained to serve. The schedule for the event and the registration form can be found at www.ctsfw.edu/PAHS. You can also email PhoebeAcademy@ctsfw.edu or phone 800-481-2155 for additional information.

Continuing Education Opportunity in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
July 9–11

Concordia Theological Seminary
6600 N. Clinton St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Apologetics for the 21st Century
Dr. Adam S. Francisco
Concordia University, Irvine, California
Scripture enjoins us always to be prepared to make a defense when non-Christians ask us why we believe what we believe and, sometimes, why they, too, should consider Christian belief. This course is an introduction to this particular aspect of the apologetic task. It covers the historical Christian apologetic tradition, assesses the various methods employed by apologists and especially focuses on the various charges made against and challenges posed to Christian belief today. (1.5 CEU)
For additional information and online registration, click here.
Prof. Jeffrey Pulse
Assistant Kara Mertz
To reserve lodging in the Visitor Dorms please call 260-452-2105.
For information concerning all Continuing Education offerings from CTS, go to www.ctsfw.edu/CE, email CE@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2103.

Opening Service for the 169th academic year will be Sunday, September 7 at 3:00 p.m. in Kramer Chapel. Join us as we welcome returning and first-year students and ask God’s blessing on the coming year.

Lutheranism & the Classics III: Lutherans Read History, October 2–3. God became incarnate in Christ Jesus at a specific time in history (Gal. 4:4), so how might Lutherans read the Bible, the Confessions and developments in light of history? What role does history play in Lutheran education? These and other questions will be discussed at the conference to be hosted by Concordia Theological Seminary under the theme, “Lutherans Read History” as we celebrate Lutheranism’s engagement with historians of the past, and their value for the propagation of the faith to present and future generations. For schedule, speakers list and registration go to www.ctsfw.edu/Classics.

Make plans to join us for Luther Hostel, October 29–31. This year's theme is Godliness and Contentment Is Great Gain: Living Peacefully and Patiently in the Last Days:

  • Presentations by CTS faculty, including President Lawrence Rast, Dr. Arthur Just and Dr. David Scaer
  • Attend classes with current students
  • Visit unique Fort Wayne attractions
  • Celebrate with a special Reformation Service with music by the CTS Kantorei.

For more information and to register online go to www.ctsfw.edu/Luther-hostel, or email Retreats@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2204.

The next Good Shepherd Institute Conference is scheduled for November 2–4 under the theme “Teach Us to Number Our Days.” The conference will begin with a contemplation of time and how the church year beautifully orders our time according to God’s saving purposes. In addition, there will be many practical considerations, both at the larger level of planning out the entire year—from the long green season to the various feasts and festivals—and in the details of how the church year can renew the vigor of our congregations. Additional information and registration will be available soon at www.ctsfw.edu/GSI.

Join CTS Tours for the Best of Ireland, November 15–25. You will have the opportunity to visit Waterford, Killarney, Galway, Connemara, Sligo and Dublin on the Emerald Isle. The cost of $2,759/person includes round trip airfare from Chicago, government taxes/airline fuel surcharges, accommodations at first class/select hotels, most meals, comprehensive sightseeing throughout including entrance fees, services of a professional driver/guide and more. For additional information go to www.ctsfw.edu/CTSTours, email CTSTours@ctsfw.edu or phone 877-287-4338.