Middle School Confirmation
Confirmation – Middle School Ministry (6th-8th Grade)
The Middle School Ministry at Bethlehem is focused on educating our youth around the core tenets of our Lutheran faith, and then connecting what they’re learning about our faith to their own lives, questions, struggles, and dreams. We will gather each week to eat together, play games together, learn and pray together, and all of these practices create a fun, safe, joyful space for our youth to grow in their relationship with God and with one another.
The Confirmation Program at Bethlehem begins in the fall of the 6th grade year and wraps up in the spring of the 8th grade year. Each year’s curriculum covers a different “chunk” of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, as well as study of the stories, characters, and themes of the Old and New Testaments. The curriculum is created to be accessible and retainable for our students. We use life application, activities, and most of all, small group dialogue, to dive into the topics each week.
Click here for the: Welcome to Confirmation Letter
When: Sunday afternoons from 12:00-1:30 pm
(Wednesday Night Make-ups from 6:30-7:30pm – meet in the Youth Room)
Where: Fellowship Hall and other rooms around the building for small groups
This time of fellowship is offered, not required, to exert some energy and catch up with friends.
12:00-12:40 Opening Large Group
We begin with prayer, announcements and lunch — so come hungry, not only for food but also to be filled with the Spirit. Then we transition into the introduction activity and teaching for our daily topic.
12:40-1:20 Small Group Discussion
During this time, students dive deeper into the day’s discussion and close with prayer. Each small group is led by an adult mentor and a high school student mentor.
1:20-1:30 Closing Large Group
To close our time we all come back together for a rapid-review of our daily topic, the Bible verse for the week, and prayer.
This time has proven to be most advantageous for this age group to retain information and stay engaged. Large Group and Small Group times are intentionally designed to work within the realistic attention spans of our kids.
Forms & Documents:
- Confirmation Program Info (2019-20)
- Medical Release and Permission Form (6-12 grade students)
- Directions for Acolytes/Crucifers
- Sign Up to Acolyte/Crucifer
- Worship Response Form
- Service & Fellowship Experience Form
- Sign Up to Help with Lunch
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 Bobbi Cyr: 630-584-2199 x228; firstname.lastname@example.org