Considering Pastoral, Deaconess Ministry

The Prayerfully Consider Visit invites men and women of all ages to explore the pastoral and diaconal training happening at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW), Ind., and gives a time for contemplation on the vocations of pastor and deaconess. The event will be held Oct. 10-12.

The visit offers prospective students an occasion to explore the campus, engage the students and faculty, experience the rich fellowship and worship, and consider the vocation of pastor or deaconess.

During this three-day visit, 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 CTSFW.

For more information and to register, visit

Contemplate is an event for college-age or older potential students, providing an opportunity to learn more about life in the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, community and the preparation that leads to service as a pastor, missionary, chaplain or deaconess in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Contemplate encompasses time focused on discerning a vocation, attending classes and interacting with current students. A campus tour takes place on Thursday afternoon followed by a welcome reception and dinner with current students and student leadership. Participants are paired with a student mentor who can discuss and answer questions from a student’s perspective.

The event will be held Oct. 3-5. For more information and to register, visit