The practice of Confirmation is a historical practice of the Christian church. Though the title might not have always been ‘confirmation’ and elements concerning it varied and continues to vary, the church has always deemed important the practice of assisting parents in enriching their children in their faith through instruction and discipleship. This is a valuable and necessary responsibility of the church. This is based on Holy Scripture’s clear emphasis on instruction and teaching, especially in Matt. 28:18-20, as well as Deuteronomy 6:4-9
What Is It?
Family Based Confirmation is an at-home curriculum designed to encourage discussion between parent and student, reading and studying the scriptures and the small catechism together, and spending time in prayer together.
The Purpose and Benefits of Family Based Confirmation
Our family-based curriculum has two parts to it. First, at home parents have the opportunity to to teach, pray, and grow with their student as they become a member of their church by studying the Bible and Luther’s Small Catechism. Second, the students meet on Sunday from 12:45 to 1:45 at church with adult mentors to discuss the week’s lesson.
Did you know that Martin Luther’s original intention for the Small Catechism was for it to be taught by parents to their children? The Family Based Confirmation program helps make Luther’s intent a reality while parents embark on this spiritual journey with their kids.
Confirmation at First Lutheran Venice begins in grade 6 and continues for two years. Confirmation class meets at church on Sundays from 12:45pm to 1:45pm, October to May, and does not meet during the summer.
This year’s Confirmation classes resume on October 22, 2017.
For those Confirmands who have recently completed their coursework we will celebrate the Rite of Confirmation on October 15, 2017 at the 11:00am worship service.
For more information about our Confirmation program, please contact Brenda in the church office at (310) 821-2740 or by e-mail at Frstluthrn@aol.com