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Confirmation Class

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church Confirmation is a public profession of faith. It is also called "affirmation of baptism" and is a public reaffirmation of one's faith.

Confirmation at Faith Lutheran Church is a two-year program for youth in the 7th grade and 8th grade. We use the "Here We Stand" curriculum by Augsburg Fortress, which covers Luther’s Small Catechism, the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Lutheran Theology & Doctrine. We also cover the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer, the Sacraments, and the Creeds.

The confirmation class is offered on Sundays parallel to Sunday school classes from
9:15am - 10:15am.

Expectations of Confirmands:

  • Attend and participate in Sunday morning confirmation classes 9:15am - 10:15am
  • Attend and participate in Worship regularly and summarize the Sunday sermon
  • Participate in the life of the congregation (acolyte, social ministry, or other church programs)
  • Attend and participate in Confirmation Events (Easter Breakfast & Service Events)


An outline of our program is below:

Class Values and Desired Outcomes:

1. Value:

  • Student involvement
  • Student dialogue
  • Experiential learning
  • Relevancy and cultural literacy

2. Desired Outcomes:

  • Theological Awareness (ability to understand theology)
  • Scriptural Familiarity (A general knowledge of scripture & stories)
  • Scriptural Literacy (Ability to understand & interpret scripture)
  • Historical Awareness (Understanding how the church came to be in its current form, and the consequences for the future)
  • Understanding and respect for the faith of others

Program Overview:

2 Year cycle

1. Theology

  • The Small Catechism
  • The early church
  • The reformation
  • Comparative religion, a short course

2. Scripture

  • Outline of the scripture
  • Scripture interpretation techniques
  • The great arc of scripture
  • The Gospel of Mark

3. Modern Christian Life

  • Why, and other difficult questions


Expectations:

  • Regular Class attendance
  • Regular Class participation
  • Sermon Notes
  • Regular Worship attendance
  • Involvement with the life of the congregation



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