CTSFW

Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

CTSFW

Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

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Pre-seminary coursework

The basic purpose of Concordia Theological Seminary is to prepare men for the pastoral ministry in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Since our Synod is strongly supportive of a system of undergraduate colleges to prepare men for the study of theology at its seminaries, we believe men who are preparing for admission should seriously consider entering this system of education as early as possible.

Although Concordia Theological Seminary welcomes students who have received degrees in various fields of study, preparation for the seminary ordinarily encompasses the following: biblical knowledge, biblical language competency and understanding of Lutheran doctrine; competency in communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening; skills in critical thinking and philosophical inquiry; acquisition of a global perspective; the understanding of and appreciation for Lutheran ethos, identity, and ethic; and helping students to perceive, proclaim, teach and live out the centrality of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the whole of life.

Old Testament

This 10-week online pre-seminary class emphasizes all of the major events and figures of the 39 books of the Old Testament. Students will become literate in the background and details of the Old Testament, will be able to articulate in their own words the salvation history revealed in the Old Testament and will grow in their conviction that the Bible is God’s inerrant Word. It’s a great class for all theologians.

New Testament

This 10-week online class emphasizes the facts and teachings of each of book in the New Testament. The class will provide students with a greater knowledge of the content of the New Testament; background information and themes of each book, its author and major themes; and the differences between the Gospels and their authors.