Spring and Summer Opportunities 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, Ind. For additional information concerning all events, please go to www.ctsfw.edu, or phone 260-452-2100.
Do you know someone who would be a faithful pastor or deaconess? Encourage them by telling them about the Prayerfully Consider Visit that 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.
Registration for Christ Academy—High School 2014 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 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 can 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.
Continuing Education: Pastors, deaconesses and all church workers serve their congregations year-round and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., 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 260-452-2103 for additional information.
March 11, 2014
Spring Appreciation Luncheon
Cathie Humbarger, Executive Director, Allen County Right to Life
In Luther Hall at 12:00 p.m.
April 8, 2014
Deaconess Karen Blank will discuss her work with Burmese immigrants in Fort Wayne.
In Luther Hall at 1:00 p.m.
For additional information on Guild activities contact Elfrieda Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rev. Tom Zimmerman at 260-452-2152.
Music at the Seminary
March 30, 2014
Lenten Choral Vespers
Premiere of “Man of Sorrows,” a new cantata from CTS and Dr. Kenneth Kosche.
April 27, 2014
Kantorei Easter Evening Prayer
Spring Assignment Services
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.
The 2014 CTS Alumni Reunion is scheduled for May 22–23. Classes celebrating reunions this year include 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994 and 2004. For more information email Alumni@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2260.
Commencement Day, Friday, May 23
10:00 a.m.: Baccalaureate
3:00 p.m.: Organ Recital
6:00 p.m.: Commencement Ceremony
All events are in Kramer Chapel and open to the public.
Primer Level for Organists and Service Playing for Pianists
June 16–20, 2014
This dual-track workshop is intended for novice organists as well as musicians who play piano or electronic keyboard 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.
Level II for Organists and Choral Track
June 23–27, 2014
For intermediate-level organists who have completed Level I and choral directors wishing to study the Lutheran Theology of Worship and choral fundamentals, with emphasis on making choices for the Lutheran service. In addition to daily sessions on the theology of worship, there will be sessions on the playing of hymns, liturgy, intonations, chorale preludes, leading challenging hymns, choral literature and the art of conducting the parish choir.
For more information go to www.ctsfw.edu/OrganWorkshops, email OrganWorkshops@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2224.