Tag Archives: faith formation

Do Not Say They Are “Only” Youth

Edited and re-posted from my congregational newsletter. My jaw dropped. On one of our recent “Living Faith” gatherings of the Confirmation Class – a Sunday night event that includes dinner and hands-on faith activities – we began with a game … Continue reading

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Questioning My Commitments to “The System”

I leaned over to a pastor friend of mine and said, “It’s events such as this that make me question my commitment to traditional forms of worship and ministry.”
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Gaining Expertise in Matters of Faith

My daughters, ages 7 and 4, are taking piano lessons for the first time in their lives.  Tali, our oldest, has taken quickly to the piano, and really enjoys spending time practicing at our new electronic keyboard.  There's one song … Continue reading

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Confirmation Ministry: Age Grouping in a Medium-Sized Program

Like many Lutheran congregations, my congregation's Confirmation Ministry is a two-year, group-graded program involving 7th and 8th graders.  And like most Lutheran congregations, one year of the program focuses on Martin Luther's Small Catechism, and the other year of the … Continue reading

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Confirmation Ministry: Sunday Evening Gatherings

In an earlier post I shared how we are using the Here We Stand confirmation ministry curriculum to help us teach the Bible to our 7th and 8th graders.  Yet the hour-long, traditional Sunday School class session – informally dubbed … Continue reading

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