Attn: Christ Academy
Concordia Theological Seminary
6600 N. Clinton St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Rev. Matthew Wietfeldt
Christ Academy Director
Christ Academy consists of three important elements: confessional catechesis, liturgical worship and a fun life together. This tradition of learning, worship, and fun provides an incredible two-week experience for young men and women in high school, especially for those considering a future in church work. Christ Academy is comprised of two schools, Timothy School for men and Phoebe School for women.
During Phoebe School, young women take several different classes in theology over the course of the two weeks, taught by the faculty at CTSFW. Learning also takes place informally in the invaluable discussions over the dinner table and in dorm groups every day.
Students also experience the joy of living a life of worship as we gather together around God’s Word four times a day. All of our worship is drawn from the Lutheran Service Book and is focused on the person and work of Jesus Christ.
Students will have the opportunity to witness to their faith while serving the greater community. In the past, some of these opportunities have included serving at local food banks, homeless shelters, area churches, and pro-life organizations.
Finally, students have fun at Christ Academy. The academy is packed full of great activities, from intramural activities like capture the flag and ultimate Frisbee to a minor league baseball game and the annual talent show. Our students both enjoy themselves and build lasting friendships along the way.
Whether you are interested in becoming a deaconess or are just interested in theology, Christ Academy is the event for you. Spots are limited, so check us out and join the tradition!
Frequently Asked Questions
Christ Academy is June 20 to July 3, 2021.
Who is invited to attend?
Phoebe School is open to high school-aged young women, ages 13-18.
How do I apply?
Fill out the application for the Summer 2021 session that is available on this page. We will begin processing applications on January 15, 2021. The application will close on June 1, 2021.
Where will I stay?
You will stay in dormitory rooms on the Seminary campus, two students per room. Bedding and towels are provided.
What will I eat?
Students will eat their meals in the dining hall on campus.
What will I study?
Christ Academy Students will study different topics in the four main areas
- Exegetical (biblical interpretation)
- Systematic (a systematic presentation of our Christian faith in the contemporary world)
- Historical (how the Church throughout the ages has confessed the faith)
- Practical (the application of theology to life)
All classes are taught by ordained pastors, commissioned deaconesses, or other church workers; most teachers are professors at Concordia Theological Seminary. In addition, the Concordia Universities from across the country will offer presentations about their respective
What do I need to bring?
Bring a Bible, eight days worth of clothes (free laundry is available in the dorms). Besides casual clothes, students will need to bring formal clothes for church and chapel services, toiletries, any necessary medicine, and some spending money.
What opportunities are available outside the classroom?
Students will go off campus for a Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball game and mission opportunities in the community. Participants will sing in the Christ Academy choir and have recreation opportunities such as flag football, soccer, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, Capture the Flag and
What is the cost?
The current cost of $650 is all-inclusive, covering tuition, housing, meals, and all off-campus activities. Need-based financial aid is available by contacting the academy director at ChristAcademy@ctsfw.edu.