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Confirmation

Confirmation

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Confirmation and Catechesis at Living Christ

Fostering Christ-Centred Faith in Youth

 

Confirmation has been a long-standing tradition in the Lutheran Church. For 2-3 years, typically middle school age youth gather regularly to read, learn and inwardly digest Biblical and doctrinal truths, most especially from Luther’s Small Catechism. At this age students start thinking abstractly and logically. They are invited to take the first beginning steps as a life-long learner into exploring the Christian faith.

 

5th Grade- First Communion Class-

4 weeks on Wednesdays in October 6:30-7:30 - First communion takes places on All Saints Day (First Sunday in November)

 

Why particate in First communion class?

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the one who take refuge in Him.” Psalm 34:8 In Luther’s question “What is the Sacrament of the Altar?” he answers with “It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine, instituted by Christ Himself for us Christians to eat and to drink.” Christ, forgiveness and redemption for all is celebrated at the alter each week. 5th graders are invited to learn about this sacrament and how to examine their preparedness to receive these gifts.

 

5th and 6th Grade- Biblical History-

Sunday morning 10:45am or On Your Own or BOTH. Materials from Concordia Bible History with weekly emails of stories and family discussion questions. “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us.” Romans 15:4

Why participate in a year of Bible history study?

  • To grow in knowledge and faith of the Lord.

  • To understand all the stories in God’s Word are connected and point us to Christ.

  • God’s Word is foundational. All doctrine and theology are biblically based.

  • Catechism class in 7th-8th grade is much easier to understand. There is a noted ease in grasping doctrine for students that have a solid biblical foundation.

 

7th and 8th Grade- Catechism Class-
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 September- April.

 

Weekly meetings to study the Six Chief Parts of Luther’s Small Catechism and basics of the Lutheran doctrine. Information is presented for multi-sensory learning, discussion, hands on, group service opportunities and fellowship. “Thy Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105

Why participate in Catechisis?

By 7th and 8th grade, students are starting to be able to understand abstract concepts and think logically. This is a great time to ask questions about why we believe what we believe and dig deeper into faith.

9th grade- Living Out Faith.

Students will meet 3 times (September, January, April)

“For the Word of God is alive and active. Shaper than any double- edged sword, it penetrates even to diving soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the through and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12.

Students will meet to discuss living out faith and start some apologetics (explaining their faith). Students will be preparing for the Rite of Confirmation (Third week in May).

Why participate in 9th grade?

Low stress way to reconnect with your class and talk about real life and faith. Faith grows when it is fed as we keep in God’s Word and live out faith daily!

 

Serving in Faith (7th-9th grade)-

 

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10 7th-9th graders are required to complete 10 service hours a year. These hours will be tracked and signed by parents. A minimum of 2 hours should be done at church. Service hours can be other areas you are volunteering. If a student would prefer not to do 10 service hours for the year they may choose to do a service project. Projects must be presented and approved before January 1st of each year.

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