Youth Education Page
Confirmation is a three year (7th-9th grade) process of intentionally living a Christian life in learning, service, conversation, worship, and prayer. The aim of our time together is to mature in faith, love, and obedience to God, to discover and actively live out God’s will for our lives, and to grow in our love and friendship with each other, (the church). At the end of instruction, you stand before your family, classmates, and brothers and sisters in Christ to claim your baptism, publicly say you believe in God, and promise continued participation in the church.
CONFIRMATION SCHEDULE 2015 - 2016
BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH, MANKATO
WEDNESDAYS 6:30– 7:30 pm
September 9: Orientation/Parent Meeting
September 16: 1-Who Wrote the Bible, God or Humans?
September 23: 2-Is the Bible True?
September 30: 3-Why Does the Bible Contradict Itself at Times?
October 7: 4-Is the New Testament More Important Than the Old
October 14: No Class-MEA Week
October 21: 5-Why Are There So Many Versions of the Bible?
October 28: 6-Adam & Eve: The Lovable Screw-Ups
November 4: 7-Noah: The Obedient Eccentric
November 11: 8-Abraham & Sarah: The Ordinary Patriarchs
November 18: Winter Warm Up Agape and Rachel Kurtz
November 25: No Class-Thanksgiving Eve Community Worship
December 2: 9-Jacob: The Conniving Survivor
December 9: 10-Joseph: The Virtuous Dreamer
December 16: Service Project—Christmas Caroling
December 23: No Class-Christmas Break
December 30: No Class-Christmas Break
January 6: 11-Moses: The Frustrated Leader
January 13: 12-Rahab: The Faithful Opportunist
January 20: 13-Deborah: The Exasperated Matriarch
January 27: 14-Samson: The Raging Prima Donna
February 3: 15-Ruth: The Tenacious Outsider
February 5-6 GAC Retreat-Tough Questions
February 10 to March 27: Lent/Holy Week/Easter
March 30: 16-David: The Flawed and Beloved King
April 6: 17-Solomon: The Ambitious Son
April 13: 18-Elijah: The Get-R-Done Prophet
April 20: 19-Jonah: The Passive-Aggressive Coot
April 27: 20-Daniel: The Invincible Visionary
May 1: Affirmation of Baptism for 9th Graders
May 4: Picnic