Prayerfully Consider Visit

October 13-15, 2016

The Prayerfully Consider Visit invites men and women of all ages to explore the pastoral and diakonal training happening at Concordia Theological Seminary and gives a time for contemplation on the vocations of pastor and deaconess, offering an occasion for prospective students to envision themselves stepping into the formation happening at Concordia Theological Seminary.

About Prayerfully Consider

The Prayerfully Consider Visit (PCV) supports the mission of Concordia Theological Seminary by offering prospective students an occasion to:

During this three-day weekend, prospective students gather as a group to gain a richer and fuller picture of life as a seminary student and to investigate the options available to them at CTS.

Welcome

Dear Friend in Christ,

So you want to be a pastor or a deaconess and you’ve discussed this with your pastor. You’ve talked with your family about changing vocations and about the move to seminary. You’ve prayed to the Lord for wisdom and guidance. You have heard and answered our Lord’s command, to “pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest (Matthew 9:38).” So, where do you go from here?

Prayerfully Consider is a biannual event designed to give future pastors and deaconesses a first-hand look at Concordia Theological Seminary. At this free weekend you attend classes, talk with current students, meet the faculty and worship in Kramer Chapel. You also hear from seminary personnel who are on hand to make your transition to seminary life easier. You will learn about financial aid, housing, the Food and Clothing Co-op. You will meet fellow brothers and sisters who are contemplating these vocations, just as you are.

There is a tour of our campus highlighting the historical and theological aspects of our seminary’s facilities. There is also a driving tour of the city of Fort Wayne where you can explore the seminary’s broader environs, its public and private schools, parks and residential areas.

Prayerfully Consider affords a vivid picture of what life as a CTS student preparing for the diaconal or pastoral ministry looks like. It is a time to have questions answered and to find encouragement from those who have already taken a step forward toward the seminary. We invite you to become a part of this informative and impactful weekend.

Your Admission counselor is always on hand to offer you guidance in your deliberations. You are invited to call or write them at any time.

May the Lord bless you and keep you as you prayerfully consider the pastoral ministry and diaconal service!

Yours in Christ,

The Admission Staff

Concordia Theological Seminary
Fort Wayne, Indiana


Frequently Asked Questions

We would love to have you be our guest! Whether you have only started to think about becoming a pastor or deaconess or whether you are already accepted, you are invited to visit us for Prayerfully Consider. Visiting campus adds a richer, fuller dimension to your thoughts as you experience the seminary for yourself. We’d love to meet you!

When is the next event?
October 13-15, 2016

Where will I stay?
At the Prayerfully Consider Visit (PCV), you will stay in the dorms on the seminary campus. Each room has two closets, two chairs and two beds. Bedding and towels are provided, as well as restrooms and showers. You will want to bring your own toiletries.

What should I wear?
You are invited to dress casually during the event.

Where will I eat?
PCV guests dine together in Katherine Luther Dining Hall. All meals are provided free of charge.

May I bring my spouse?
As your husband or wife will be a vital help to you as you move through the decision process, you are invited to bring him/her to PCV at no cost.

What will it cost?
PCV is a free event. There are no costs involved while here on the CTS campus.

Who should I contact if I have questions about signing up for PCV?
Contact the Admission Office by phone (800-481-2155) or email (Admission@ctsfw.edu).


Sample Schedule

 

Thursday

Time Description
7:00–8:00 a.m. Breakfast in Dining Hall
7:30 a.m. Matins
8:00–9:55 a.m. Attend classes
10:00–11:00 a.m. Chapel followed by Coffee in the Commons and Official Welcome
11:00 a.m.–12:25 p.m. Attend classes
12:30–1:00 p.m. Lunch in the Dining Hall
1:00–4:00 p.m. Attend classes of your choice
4:00 p.m. Optional Walking Tour OR Driving Tour–Meet by the flagpole
4:15 p.m. Vespers and Official Welcome in the Chapel
5:00 p.m. Dinner with Students and Admission Staff in the Dining Hall
6:00 p.m. Vespers
7:30 p.m. Fireside Chat in the Commons

 

Friday

7:30 a.m. Matins in the Chapel
7:00–8:00 a.m. Breakfast in the Dining Hall
8:00–10:00 a.m. Attend classes
10:00–11:00 a.m. Chapel followed by Coffee in the Commmons
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Optional Walking Tour OR Driving Tour–Meet by the flagpole
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch in the Dining Hall
1:00–4:15 p.m. Attend classes
3:00–4:00 p.m. Co-Ops and Financial Aid
3:00–4:00 p.m. Library Tour
4:30 p.m. Gemulichkeit- Friday Fellowship in the Commons
5:30 p.m. Dinner with Students and Admission Staff in the Dining Hall
7:00 p.m. Social Time in the Commons

 

Saturday

8:00–8:45 a.m. Light Breakfast in Dining Hall
8:45–10:00 a.m. Q and A Session; Application Process; Evaluations; Unique Opportunities at CTS
10:00–10:30 a.m. Matins in the Chapel
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Optional time with Counselors - Admission Building