Youth

Classes

Confirmation

Confirmation is offered on Wednesday evenings (7-8pm) beginning September 11, or Sunday mornings (9-10 am) beginning September 15. 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.   

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. 

6th Grade

Foundations—Belong  

Objective: To learn what it means to belong to the Christian faith including experiencing  Prayer and HABITS that grow you as a Christian.

7th Grade

Lutheran Faith—Believe  

Objective: To dig deeper into the How, Why, & What you believe as Lutherans.

8th Grade

Questions, Answers and Discussion—Bless 

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.

9th Grade

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.

10th Grade

 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 10th grade year.

Want to get involved? Have questions? Contact Barb.

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