Every Sunday during the school year
Learning about God. Sharing our lives. Asking questions. Growing in knowledge about the Christian Bible & faith and how to live it every day. Growing in a deeper relationship with God. That's what we do in Confirmation.
The Confirmation Class typically includes those 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who are involved in a process of Bible Study, Discipleship, and Service. At the end of these three years, the students decide for themselves if they want to make a public AFFIRMATION of their BAPTISM. In other words, they decide to take on their faith as their own and publicly state that they believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.
We have a ton of fun as we learn about the Christian faith, the Bible, Luther's Small Catechism, and Discipleship. All students are expected to be at worship on a regular basis. We meet every Sunday night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. From 5:30-6 p.m. we have a meal provided by parents of the group. From 6-7 p.m. is our learning time. From 7-7:30 p.m. we have fun and play crazy games.
This 2019-2020 school year's theme will focus on the Bible. Where did the Bible come from? Why so many translations? We'll be looking at the different genres of literature, vital stories, and the role and authority God's Word plays in our lives every day.
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Confirmation students are required to go to Summer Camp and Winter Retreat
at least two out of the three years of the Confirmation Program.
In addition to great friendships and enduring memories, many important life skills are learned at camp.
Deep engagement. Camp is a place apart. At an overnight camp you can visit over meals, walk and talk around campus, have late night chats.
Grow in Christ. It is an awesome thing to see other campers your age who also believe in Jesus or who are also struggling to figure out what they believe. Take time with college-age, faith-filled counselors who have been there and can relate to what campers may be going through. With counselor & pastor led Bible studies, this is a great time to dig deep and ask questions.
Remove distractions and take a break from the normal routine of life.
Unique opportunities. You can do things at camp that you just can’t do at home or at church. It isn’t often that you can get away with creek stomping, worship outdoors, and randomly breaking out into song, but camp is the place where these are normal, acceptable behavior. Because of these unique opportunities at overnight camp, we can break down walls and grow in Christ together.
People skills. Learn how to meet new people and grow in relationship with those you already know!
2018 summer camp
This year's theme centered around how
JESUS changes everything!
We explored how the grace of God is so lavishly and extravagantly given to us that it truly does change everything—the reality of the world in which we live; individual hearts, lives, and actions; and the very communities of which the followers of Jesus are a part—all so that the world may be transformed into the dream God has for it.
Water is something that we come in contact with every day, and yet we often take it for granted. We all need water to live our physical life and through this theme our campers explored water as a source of Christian spiritual life. All week long our campers, along with 40 other campers from churches all over Ohio, dove into Bible stories that showered them with a new awareness of how water and life are gifts from God!