Catechism and Bible Classes for Kids and Youth
Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM - September-MayChristian education is vital in this age when the faith is being challenged everywhere. We invite students from 1st through 8th grades to become firmly grounded in their faith through study of the Bible and Luther's Small Catechism.
Children from preschool through fifth grades are introduced to the catechism through Scripture and hymns.
Sixth-grade students study major events, people, and concepts in the Bible, learning how the Old and New Testaments together present Jesus Christ as God With Us and as the promised Messiah. They memorize the names of the books of the Bible, key Bible verses, prayers, and elements of the catechism. In addition, students begin learning how to listen to sermons for Christ-centered content.
Seventh- and eighth-grade students focus intently on the six chief parts of the catechism as preparation for both Confirmation and lifelong faith. They memorize the catechism, with Luther's explanations, and learn how the doctrines of Law and Gospel pervade the Bible, how Scripture shapes and enriches liturgy, and how good sermons focus on Christ and his work on our behalf.
Classes are held September through May, with examination and confirmation of 8th-grade students usually occurring in May.