Faith Foundations/Confirmation Classes
For students beginning fifth and sixth grade, we have Faith Foundations: opportunities to learn the basics of the Christian faith from Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. Of the 6 chief parts of the catechism, students will study the first 3 parts in fifth grade and then the second 3 parts in sixth grade. In January/February of their sixth grade year, students will undertake a study of the Lord’s Supper that will culminate in their First Communion beginning on Palm Sunday. Faith Foundations meets each week on Sundays from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. during the school year (week after Labor Day to May).
Students who are beginning seventh and eighth grade become part of our youth group and ongoing discipleship as they gather on Sundays from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. beginning in September after Labor Day. Through Bible study and time together, they will continue to build on what they have learned. Their studies continue as they learn how to live and use their faith while facing the challenges of junior and senior high school. We will continue to equip them in discipleship through the study of the various essential aspects of Christian life and discipleship: faith, worship, study of God’s Word, witnessing, fellowship, stewardship, and service.
As usual, Confirmation will take place at the conclusion of the eighth grade year, when students will publicly confirm their faith on the third Sunday of May at 9:00 a.m.
Immanuel has been making disciples, baptizing and teaching all that our Lord has commanded us for 164 years! This ever changing culture and world continue to challenge us to make sure we’re doing the best we can as a church to assist parents in raising their children in the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. We will continue to assist and depend upon the involvement and loving example of you parents as you are the biggest influence on your children and their faith.