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Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Christ Academy: Spring Confirmation Retreat 2023

The Confirmation Retreat is Now Full! Registration is Closed.

Registration for the Christ Academy Spring Confirmation retreat is now closed. We had a fantastic turnout this year, and we are full! Praise the Lord! We ask that if you were unable to attend, were still interested, or had questions, to please contact us at Please pray for the young men, women, and their leaders as they travel to CTSFW to hear God’s Word. We ask that you pray for the young people that their hearts would be open and receptive to the Spirit’s message and guidance. Please pray for the leaders who accompany them, that they are strengthened and encouraged as they walk alongside these young people, and that the Spirit would equip them to carry on His excellent work before, during, and after the retreat. Thank you!


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Event Date

February 17, 2023 - February 19, 2023

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Christ Academy’s Confirmation Retreat is a tradition that focuses on confessional catechesis, liturgical worship and a fun life together. 

Event Information

Christ Academy’s tradition is made up of three important elements: confessional catechesis, liturgical worship and a fun life together. Every year CTSFW hosts two retreats for confirmation students, one in the fall and another in the spring. Each confirmation retreat focuses on a different topic. Over the last three years, we’ve looked at one of the six chief parts of Luther’s Small Catechism.

Check-in starts on Friday evening at the Welcome Center between 6 and 7 p.m. where groups pick up their dorm room keys. That same night, pizza will be served in the Student Commons at 7:30 p.m., followed by the first session at 8 p.m. The next day consists of catechetical sessions, a guest speaker and a fun evening event for the students. The retreat concludes on Sunday after church at historic St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in downtown Fort Wayne.

This invitation extends to any of the youth in your congregation who are preparing for first communion or confirmation. We do ask that an appropriate number of chaperones attend to oversee the students. The cost for the entire weekend is $110 per individual (whether catechumen or chaperone), which includes food, housing, classes, and fun. Payment can be made by calling the Seminary’s cashier, or by bringing a check to the retreat.

Register by clicking on the registration button on this page. Download, fill out the form, and then email the completed registration form to Feel free to reach out if you have questions! 

We look forward to seeing you! Come and join the tradition!

Questions about this event?

If you have questions about this event we would be glad to answer them. Please send all questions and inquiries to the contact below.

Rev. Matthew Wietfeldt

Assistant Vice President of Admissions
Director of Christ Academy

Phone: (260) 452-3140
Email Matthew Wietfeldt

Who is allowed to attend?
This invitation extends to any youth who is preparing for first communion or confirmation.

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 some meals in the campus Dining Hall as well as at some local eateries in Fort Wayne.

Does my group need to bring chaperones?
Yes. We request at least one male chaperone and one female chaperone who will remain with the students for the duration of the retreat.

What will I study?
Each confirmation retreat focuses on one of the six chief parts of Luther’s Small Catechism.

What do I need to bring?
Bring a Bible, a weekend’s worth of clothes including formal wear for church and chapel services (free laundry in the dorms is available), toiletries, any necessary medicine, and some spending money.

What opportunities are available outside the classroom?
Students will have the opportunity to receive the gifts of God at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in downtown Fort Wayne.

What is the cost?
The current cost is $110 per person, for both students and chaperones. However, if your congregation receives a fieldworker from Concordia Theological Seminary, Christ Academy will cover the cost for any chaperones or fieldworkers that attend.

How do I register?
Email with the number of male students and female students, their T-Shirt sizes, and the number of chaperones.

Attn: Christ Academy
Concordia Theological Seminary
6600 N. Clinton St
Fort Wayne, IN 46825