Confirmation at Bethany is a 5 year program. 6th and 7th grade spend time in classes of 20-25 youth and small groups of 6-8. The 8th grade year is a transition year where the fall is primarily in the classroom and the spring primarily in small groups. 9th and 10th grades meet once a week as a small group and once a month with all the high school small groups.
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: To learn what it means to belong to the Christian faith. Students will learn more about our main guide in discipleship, the Bible; as well as how to communicate with God through prayer and learning the Lord’s Prayer.
Objective: To dig deeper into the How, Why, & What you believe as Lutherans.
Objective: To question, wrestle and develop 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. Learn what it means to live in community with others as you grow together as followers of Jesus ready to believe, belong and bless.
Living as Disciples– Application
Objective: Continue 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