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.

Deaconess Placements were announced Thursday, May 16, during morning service in Kramer Chapel. The Rev. John Flamme, Concordia Lutheran Church, Greenwood, Ind., served as the guest preacher. The archived video of the service can be found at www.ctsfw.edu in the Watch Live box on the right. There is also a link for a listing of the placements.

Continuing Education: Pastors, deaconesses and all church workers serve their congregations year-round and Concordia Theological Seminary offers continuing education opportunities to support them as they serve. The list of Continuing Education sites can be found at www.ctsfw.edu/CE. Be sure to check the site often as specific information for each site will be posted as it becomes available. You may also email CE@ctsfw.edu or phone Kara Mertz at 260-452-2103 for additional information.

Registration for Christ Academy—High School 2013 is open. 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 16–29 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 Christ Academy Student Director, Chad Smith at ChristAcademy@ctsfw.edu or 260-452-3140.

Phoebe Academy—High School (PA–HS), takes place on the CTS campus August 2–4, 2013. This is an opportunity for young women to learn more about the work of deaconesses in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Participants will learn how deaconesses serve the church and how they are trained to serve their neighbor. For more information, go to www.ctsfw.edu/PAHS, email PhoebeAcademy@ctsfw.edu or phone 800-481-2155.

Primer Level for Organists and Service Playing for Pianists
June 24–28, 2013
Organist instructor:
Kantor Kevin Hildebrand
Theology instructor: Kantor Richard Resch
This dual-track workshop is intended for novice organists as well as musicians who play pianos or electronic keyboards for worship services. Organists who have had little or no formal training, who have been drafted into playing the organ, who do not play pedals or use only one foot are ideal candidates. Pianists who play for worship will learn more about how to lead congregational singing of hymns and liturgy from the piano. All students will have group classes in theology and hymnody with Kantor Resch. Pianists and organists will meet separately with Kantor Hildebrand and Dr. Grime to learn more about service playing on their respective instruments.
For more information go to www.ctsfw.edu/OrganWorkshops, email Music@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2224.

Opportunities from CTS Tours:
Highlights of Italy Tour, November 16–26, 2013,
hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Charles Gieschen. Dr. Gieschen serves as academic dean and professor of Exegetical Theology at CTS. The 10-day tour leaves from Chicago and includes stops in Venice, Florence, Sorrento and Rome.
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 on both tours go to www.ctsfw.edu/CTSTours, email CTSTours@ctsfw.edu or phone 877-287-4338.