Confirmation Club is a two year program for middle school students. It is designed for pastor, parents, adult mentors and peers to work cooperatively as we learn about the Christian faith. The goal is to equip students so that they may go from what they learned in Sunday School to take the next step as an active disciple of Jesus Christ.
Bethany Lutheran seeks to help parents and Godparents keep the promises made at Baptism to
"support them in their ongoing instruction and nurture in the Christian faith."
We recognize that as children grow physically and emotionally, they also need to grow spiritually.
To that end, we identify some "Stepping Stones" at different stages of a child's development to help with this
(these are offered in connection with Bethany's Preschool and Sunday School programs).
The final Stepping Stone is the Confirmation Club program.
The main textbooks for Confirmation are the Bible and Luther's Small Catechism.
The methods we will employ to teach the Catechism are rooted in some recent thinking on how people learn and retain.
Beyond the multi-media approach to learning the faith through the Word and Luther's Small Catechism, Confirmation Club offers opportunities to "practice what we preach."
Fellowship (play) time with each other builds relationships. Servant events reinforce our Servant King's saving grace and mercy.
Small Groups and Sunday School help to digest and apply what we learn.
Some assignments are designed to foster "faith talk" between students and their parents.
The yearly confirmation manual gives all the details parents and students need for what we are doing,
when we are doing it, and why.
Our schedule for each week starts with Sunday.
As you read across each line, note when we have our Wednesday Learning Events and any other special events for each week.
Click here to see the sheet we use to take Sermon Notes.
For more information contact contact Pastor Jagow (703) 765-8255 or email pastor@bethany-LCMS.org
Below is a picture from the Confirmation Club field trip to the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. In the background is the Nativity Chapel Altar, reportedly the oldest part of the building.