Middle School Confirmation

Confirmation – Middle School Ministry (6th-8th Grade)


The Middle School Ministry at Bethlehem is focused on accompanying our youth as they continue to develop their faith through biblical and theological exploration. It is a time for them to ask questions and grow in relationship with God and with one another. It is a time to challenge what they find in Scripture, in the Lutheran Confessions, and in their lives so they can confidently affirm the faith into which they have been baptized.

The Confirmation Program at Bethlehem begins in the fall of the 6th grade year and wraps up the Spring of the 8th grade year. Each year, particular focus is given to a part of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism as well as stories, characters, and themes from throughout Scripture. We place particular emphasis on how scripture and theology intersect with our daily lives.

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, confirmation looks a bit different than it typically would, but we are still learning! The confirmation program follows a monthly rhythm, with each week looking a little different:

Large Group: The foundation for the month is presented by Pastor Paisley. These sessions are one Sunday/month at 1:00pm.

Small Group: Students are broken up into lay-led groups. Groups are small enough that they have the option to meet in person, following church and state guidelines. Each small group decides when and how they will meet.

Family Week: In baptism, parents make promises to their children to invest in their faith. Families will be provided with a prompt to discuss over a meal.

Individual Reflection Week: Having discussed as a large group, small group, and with family, the final week allows students to reflect on the topic for the month and how it impacts their faith.

If you are interested in being a part of this ministry and would like more information or to be added to the email list, please contact Pastor Paisley Le Roy: (630)584-2199 ext. 231; pastor_paisley@bethlehemluth.org



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