An interest in theology or service to the church is a blessing that should be encouraged. For young women we seek to nurture a thirst for knowledge about faith, and service with Phoebe Academy
At Concordia Theological Seminary men and women are educated and serve side by side learning to celebrate the distinctive ways God has given them to serve. However, all too often it is not clear how women serve faithfully in our church.
In the history of the church, deaconesses have proved indispensable. In the early church they were able to engage a hostile world through ministry to women, children, the poor, slaves and the sick. Our modern world also has the same need for the service of deaconesses, through whom the Church can meet the culture with a public ministry of mercy and charity. Deaconesses embody God's mercy by promoting the bonds of love within the fellowship of the Church.
Young women who seek to learn more about theology and the office of deaconess and/or are considering serving the church in this way are especially invited to attend Phoebe Academy.
Phoebe Academy for high school woman will take place June 19-25, 2016.
You will stay in dormitory rooms on the seminary campus. Bedding and towels will be provided.
Students will eat all meals in Katherine Luther Dining Hall, the seminary’s dining hall. On outings students may purchase food at their own discretion.
Students of Phoebe Academy will study theology in classes that are taught by ordained pastors, and commissioned deaconesses; most instructors are regular professors at Concordia Theological Seminary. In addition, there will be mission opportunities in the community and presentations from the Concordia Universities.
Bring a Bible, clothes for a week (free laundry is provided in the dorms) plus clothing appropriate for worship services, toiletries, any necessary medicine and some spending money.
Students will sing in the Academy choir which will assist in worship services. Mission opportunities will be offered in the community and also recreation activities.
The current cost of $300 is all inclusive (housing, meals, academy shirt, other events, etc.) Need based financial aid is available by contacting the academy director at Matthew.email@example.com
Concordia Theological Seminary
Attn: Christ Academy
6600 N. Clinton St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Rev. Matthew Wietfeldt
Christ/ Phoebe Academy Director