Christ Academy Fall Confirmation Retreat 2024

Join us this fall for our semi-annual Christ Academy Confirmation Retreat on the campus of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW). Christ Academy’s tradition is made up of three important elements: confessional catechesis, liturgical worship, and 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 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Public Safety Office in the Werner Administration Building, where groups may 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 includes catechetical sessions, a guest speaker, and a fun evening event for the students. The retreat concludes with Sunday worship in downtown Fort Wayne.

This invitation extends to any young people in your congregation who are preparing for first communion or confirmation. We ask that an appropriate number of chaperones attend to oversee the students. The cost for the entire weekend is $120 per individual (whether catechumen or chaperone), which includes food, housing, and classes.


1. Distribute information about the event. You can find planning documents and parent flyers further down this page in the Additional Resources section.

2. Fill out the pre-registration document. If you're the group leader registering everyone for the event, please fill out the pre-registration document so that when you do register, the process goes smoothly and efficiently. If your church is having the parents register and pay for their own child(ren), please be sure to have parents forward or print the confirmation of their registration to the group leader so they can track who has registered for the event.

3. Gather the necessary forms and track registrations. Each person attending the event has to have forms on file for privacy and safety reasons. Be sure to get these forms completed and collected before bringing your group to the event.

Are you ready to register? If so, click here to get started! If you have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected].

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

Location Information

  • Concordia Theological Seminary
  • 6600 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN, 46825 US

IMPORTANT: Account Creation and Registration

Use the form below to register for the Christ Academy Confirmation Retreat. Once you are registered, you can claim your account and view your registration details at Please note that you can only claim your account and log in once you have successfully completed your registration.

Release Forms

Confirmation Retreat Release Forms

Click to download the release forms for your group/student.

Matthew Wietfeldt

Assistant Vice President of Admission, Director of Christ Academy
Phone: (260) 452-3140
Email: [email protected]

Email Christ Academy Team


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