A total of 201 students received their first calls to pastoral and diaconal ministry and their assignments as vicars and deaconess interns during four services held on the two seminary campuses April 29–30 and May 1.
Gray, a graduate of CTSFW, spoke about the pastoral ministry and the history of LCMS Black Ministry.
Those seeking or sharing information on social media about both Call Day services are encouraged to use the hashtag #LCMSCallDay.
The training, set for June 13–16 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., is open to students of all levels.
The module offers both written and video resources and encourages pastors to spend time together in discussion and practice.
The conference, held in Fort Wayne, Ind., offered dozens of sectionals, plenty of opportunities for fellowship, and worship at Concordia Theological Seminary and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Almost four years after its dedication in 2015, the center continues to host visitors, worshipers, students and neighbors who stop by to talk, learn and reflect.