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|At St. Paul's our Confirmation program is a time and place to learn about God, ourselves, and our relationship with God in Jesus Christ. It is a time of study, questions, fellowship , service, and fun. Our Confirmation program is a ministry of our congregation offered to families with children in 7th, 8th, and 9th grades.|
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The program is three years in length. The reasoning for this is that our it is more than just an academic endeavor, Confirmation is also a "youth group" for your child at this age. We focus upon building relationships (with retreats, fellowship events, skits, games, small group sharing), service (to collect food, participate in "Good Works" ministries, help at St. Paul's), and fun (ice skating, Halloween events, the wall of candy). As the children grow in years, they will also grow in relationships with their peers, the Church, and God...growing and learning how to grow is our goal. We hope that after Confirmation the children continues to grow in faith for the rest of their days.
Our curriculum follows Martin Luther's Small Catechism, and the baptismal promises made by parents, to teach the Ten Commandments, The Lord's Prayer, and the Creeds. We also study Church and Lutheran Church history, worship, and prayer. After three years, the children are ready to move on with their classmates, and claim their Baptismal responsibility for themselves.
Some of the nuts and bolts of the program are as follows: We meet on Sunday evenings at 6:15 to 8:00 pm. We begin each week in a large group with announcements, review games, and skits. Then there is a large group teaching before the kids break into their small groups for additional teaching and discussion. The small groups return for a large group closing and prayer.
There are sixteen classes a year. We hope to offer two retreats and a variety of service opportunities and fellowship opportunities along with our teaching program. This means there will be additional time needed beyond Sunday evenings. Regular church attendance is highly encouraged as sermon notes are to be taken and turned in so they can be read and counted. Also on Sundays, participation in worship as an acolyte, crucifier, or usher is encouraged as a way we serve the congregation.
St. Paul's is a "safe church". This means that all people who work with children on a regular basis (guides, teachers, me) have had a background check. This also means that no one adult can be in a room by themselves with children, so parents are required to attend 1 or 2 small groups for the safety of the children.
Our goal is to teach the good news of God's love in Jesus and build up the body of Christ, empowering the children with their gifts to live a life faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in service to the world and Church.
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