June 16–29, 2019
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 weeks of summer for young men and women in high school, especially for those considering a future in church work. Christ Academy consists of two schools, Timothy School for men and Phoebe School for women.
During Phoebe School, young ladies have the opportunity to take eight different classes in theology over the course of the two weeks, taught by the world-class 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.
Finally, students have fun at Christ Academy. The academy is packed full of great events, from capture the flag, bowling, and ultimate Frisbee to a minor league baseball game and a Saturday of entertainment in Fort Wayne. 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 16–29, 2019.
Who is allowed to attend?
Phoebe School is open to young women enrolled in high school, ages 13-18.
Where will I stay?
You will stay in dormitory rooms on the Seminary campus, two students per room. Each room has two closets, two chairs and two beds. Bedding and towels will be provided.
What will I eat?
Students will eat their meals in the campus dining hall as well as at some local eateries in Fort Wayne.
What will I study?
Christ Academy Students will study the four main areas of theology:
- 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; most teachers are professors at Concordia Theological Seminary. In addition, the Concordia Universities from across the country will provide community service projects and presentations.
What do I need to bring?
Bring a Bible, two-week’s worth of clothes (free laundry in the dorms is available). Besides casual clothes, students will need 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 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 more.
What is the cost?
The current cost of $600 (or $400 for returning participants) is all inclusive, covering housing, meals, Christ Academy polo shirt and other events. Need-based financial aid is available by contacting the academy director at ChristAcademy@ctsfw.edu.
Attn: Christ Academy
Concordia Theological Seminary
6600 N. Clinton St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Rev. Matthew Wietfeldt
Christ Academy Director