Confirmation is offered on Wednesday evenings (7-8pm) or Sunday mornings (9:15-10:15am). Though classes are on a very similar schedule, we prefer families commit to either Wednesday or Sunday classes.
In baptism we are born into God’s family and offered a gift of new life. In baptism parents, sponsors and our faith community promise to nurture and teach faith. Confirmation is an important time in our faith journey where students grow in their understanding of the Word, Sacraments and a deeper understanding of what it means to live faithfully. Confirmation provides a safe place for students to explore faith and ask questions. They engage deeper in faith as they discuss questions and wrestle with how faith directs their life with their peers. Ultimately it is about taking ownership of their faith and deepening their relationship with Christ.
Confirmation, or Affirmation of Faith, provides an opportunity for the individual Christian, relying on God’s promise given in Baptism, to make a personal public profession of the faith and a lifelong pledge of faithfulness to Christ.
Objective: Learning what it means to belong to the Christian faith including learning about and experiencing Prayer and HABITS that grow you as a Christian.
Objective: Digging deeper into the How, Why, & What you believe as Lutherans, including studying and experiencing the Sacraments.
Questions, Answers and Discussion—Bless
Objective: Questioning, wrestling and developing your faith in a safe, faith-based environment so you can develop skills to be a blessing to others.
Now What? — Application
Objective: Putting it all together and tackling how we can live out the Bethany mission statement by joining a small group. Learning what it means to live in community with others as you grow together as followers of Jesus ready to believe, belong and bless. • NOTE- For current 8th graders only, Confirmation Celebration will take place in the spring of their 9th grade year.
Living as Disciples– Application
Objective: Continuing in small groups, learning what it means to be a disciple as they continue to believe, belong, and bless. Students will also prepare to declare their faith in the spring of this year. Students will be confirmed in the spring of their 10th grade year.