CTSFW

Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

CTSFW

Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Christian Community

A Christian Community

Life happens in community, and nowhere is this more true than in the Christian Church. Whether it’s eating with professors in the dining hall, enjoying a drink with your brothers and sisters at Gemütlichkeit, communing together in Kramer Chapel or shopping together in the Co-op, your entire experience at CTSFW is about community. From the moment you set foot on campus for your first visit until the day you graduate and leave us to serve Christ’s Church, you’re a part of our family.

The faculty, staff and students at CTSFW care for one another in joy and in sorrow. By serving your brothers and sisters and learning to be cared for, you will learn the care you will embody for your congregation. Our faith is always lived out in the context of community, and at CTSFW you become a part of a community for the rest of your life.

Call Night

The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Each year we gather to praise God for His kindness to us and to see where He will send another generation of faithful servants for His Church.
–Prof. Jeffrey Pulse

Dining Together

So much of life together takes place around meals. We eat, drink and share our stories with one another. The faculty and staff often join us and we learn so much from one another.

Coffee Hour

Students, faculty and staff gather in the Commons every day after chapel for fellowship and fun. Theological conversation abounds!

Gemütlichkeit

This German word means warmth, friendliness, congeniality. Every Friday after classes and afternoon prayers, professors and students alike, along with their families, gather in the commons for a time of relaxation and conversation.

Graduation

It’s always a bittersweet night for us at CTSFW. Even though we hate to see you go, we know you’re going to serve in Christ’s Church, and that was the goal from the beginning. Besides … we know you’ll be back for Symposium next year, right?

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

Hebrews 10:23-25, ESV

“So it happened that while I slept or while I drank a glass of Wittenberg beer with my friend Philip [Melanchthon] and with Amsdorf, the papacy was weakened as it never was before by the action of any prince or emperor.”

Luther (WA 10III, 18–19)

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

Galatians 6:2, ESV