Sem offers interpreter training for deaf worship

Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Lutheran Friends of the Deaf are sponsoring an intensive two-week summer institute designed to equip church interpreters to assist in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who are deaf.

A student in the Church Interpreter Training Institute (CITI) "signs" during a chapel service at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. The 2014 CITI is planned for June 15-27 at the seminary. (Concordia Theological Seminary)

A student in the Church Interpreter Training Institute (CITI) “signs” during a chapel service at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. The 2014 CITI is planned for June 15-27, 2014, at the seminary. (Concordia Theological Seminary)

The Church Interpreter Training Institute (CITI) will be held June 15-27 at the seminary.

CITI focuses on biblical studies, American Sign Language instruction, religious vocabulary, understanding worship and liturgy, deaf culture, religious hymnody and songs, and special-interest topics.

The two-week institute is $1,500 for residential students (includes lodging and meals), or $1,000 for those who commute. A limited number of scholarships are available to Lutheran participants through the Mill Neck Foundation for Deaf Ministry. (Please complete online application at ctsfw.edu/CITI.)

For more information, visit the above website, send an email to CITI@ctsfw.edu or call the seminary at 260-452-2283.

Posted April 11, 2014

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