What is Confirmation?
For centuries Christians have embraced, in one form or another, the practice of catechesis. This practice is centered in instruction in Christian faith and practice. As we study the Scriptures and the teachings of the Lutheran Church in Luther’s Small Catechism, our goal is to not only grow in our knowledge of the Scriptures and Lutheran doctrine, but also to prepare ourselves for service to Christ in the places he has called us.
We often call this practice confirmation, especially for those who were baptized into the Church at a young age. Confirmation is about confirming the faith that we have been baptized into and stating publicly that we, along with the entire Christian Church, hold to the words and promises of Jesus as our source of life and hope.
Confirmation is by no means graduation from church or the end of one's growth in knowledge and faith. In many ways, confirmation functions as an introduction into full membership in the life of the church. At Lamb of God, our confirmation curriculum has three main objectives:
Who is Welcome to Attend Confirmation Instruction?
Confirmation instruction is open to anyone who is interested in membership at Lamb of God Lutheran. Our Sunday morning Catechism class is geared toward middle and high school youth whose families are worshiping members of our church. Additional adult instruction classes are scheduled regularly throughout the year for adults seeking membership at Lamb of God.
|11/13||Small Catechism: Apostle's Creed Article 1 (p. 15-16)||Mem. Apostle's Creed & Explanation|
|11/20||Small Catechism: Apostle's Creed Article II (p. 16-17)||Mem. Apostle's Creed & Explanation|
|11/27||Small Catechism Apostle's Creed Article III (p. 17)||
|12/4||The Gospel of Matthew: The Person of Jesus||Read Matt. 5-7|
|12/11||The Gospel of Matthew: The Sermon on the Mount||Read Matt. 8-9|
|12/18||The Gospel of Matthew: Jesus Heals & Teaches||Read Matt. 10-16|
|12/25||Christmas Day: No Class||Apostles' Creed Quiz
(Review for Apostles' Creed)
|1/1||New Year's Day: No Class|
|1/8||The Gospel of Matthew: Jesus' Parables & Opposition||Read Matt. 17-20|
|1/15||The Gospel of Matthew: Jesus in Jerusalem||Read Matt. 21-25|
|1/22||The Gospel of Matthew: Jesus Rejected||Read Matt. 26-28|
|1/29||The Gospel of Matthew: Jesus' Death and Resurrection||Matthew Essay|
|2/5||Small Catechism: Baptism First Part (p. 23)||Mem. Baptism 1st & 2nd Part (p. 23)|
|2/12||Small Catechism: Baptism Second Part (p. 24)||Mem. Baptism 3rd & 4th Part (p. 24)|
|2/19||The Gospel of Mark: Introduction||Baptism Quiz; Mark 1-3|
|2/26||The Gospel of Mark: Jesus Begins His Ministry||Read Mark 4-6|
||The Gospel of Mark: The Response to Jesus' Teaching||Read Mark 7-8|
|3/12||The Gospel of Mark: Jesus Withdraws from Galilee||Read Mark 9-10|
|3/19||The Gospel of Mark: Jesus Promises His Death & Resurrection||Read Mark 11-13|
|3/26||The Gospel of Mark: Jesus Enters Jerusalem||Read Mark 14-16|
|4/2||The Gospel of Mark: Jesus' Death & Resurrection||Mark Essay; Mem. Sacrament of the Altar (SoA) Questions 1-2|
|4/9||Small Catechism: Sacrament of the Altar pt. 1||Mem. SoA Questions 3-5|
|4/16||Easter Sunday: No Class||Review SoA for Quiz|
|4/23||Small Catechism: Sacrament of the Altar pt. 2||SoA Quiz|
||Small Catechism: Sacrament of the Altar pt. 3||TBD|