“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”
— Colossians 2:6-7

The Road Through Confirmation

We offer a foundational learning experience that prepares our students not only for their Confirmation day when they stand up in front of the church and confirm their faith in Jesus, but beyond. From Pre-K through 12th grade, we believe that all these years are an important part of our faith formation.

We are specifically calling the 6th-9th grade program The Road Through Confirmation, as our prayer is that Confirmation is not seen as a graduation or an end of a journey, but a milestone along their life long journey of faith. Our students, whether they are setting out for college, military service, entering into the work force or perhaps even as they begin a family of their own will experience a faith that sticks.

For more details on this progression, please review the following:
Ministry Overview
Ministry Plan for 6th – 9th Grade

For 2016/2017

Middle School Education (6th-8th Grade)
Programs will happen on Wednesday nights (beginning September 21):
6th grade from 6:00–7:00 p.m.
7th & 8th grade from 7:00–8:00 p.m.

6th grade is a foundational year where students are asking “What’s it all about?” and will learn about Lutheran doctrine through the Small Catechism (10 Commandments, Lord’s Prayer, and Apostle’s Creed), Martin Luther, Prayer, and the Structure of the Bible.

7th & 8th grade is a deeper dive into faith where students ask “What does it mean for me?” and will learn about Relationships, Jesus’s Life, Faith & Culture, and take a longer look at a character or sections from the Old and New Testaments.

Please download our Middle School Brochure for additional details.

Join us for an evening of fun at Pinz (32nd St N, Oakdale)! All middle school students are welcome to come for bowling, food, and arcade games. Meet at Pinz from 6:30-8:00 on Friday, March 31st. Students should bring $13.
Wednesday, May 17 will be our last night of Middle School programming for the year.
Faith milestones seek to carry out the baptismal promises that are made when each student is baptized and to provide tools to incorporate faith into the daily life of their family. Important faith concepts are taught through parent/student workshops, retreats, worship experiences, and classroom lessons.

6th Grade
Small Catechism (10 Commandments, Lord’s Prayer, and Apostle’s Creed), Martin Luther, Prayer, and the Structure of the Bible.

7th & 8th Grade

  • Community & Discipleship – What does it mean to be part of a community and what does that mean for me?
  • Stewardship & Service – What does it mean to care for creation and serve others?
  • Faith Project – What do you believe and what do I believe?
  • Confirmation – Where does my faith journey go from here?

JesusCallingForKids

Jesus Calling For Kids This is the book Pastor Liz referenced at REV/Fusion combined worship on January 6th. It’s a wonderful family devotion. It’s short, sweet, easy to understand, and creates space for great dialogue about God, faith, and life. It can be purchased on Amazon or at LifeWay.

We hope these resources will be helpful!

 

Youth Service Bureau helps youth and families learn the skills they need to be more successful at home, in school and throughout the community. www.ysb.net   Check out their Fall Series for Parents with the below topics/dates. All sessions are held from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. and cost $5. Register online or pay at the door.
September 24: Tackle School Stress
October 22: Set Limits — and Enforce Them
November 19: Log-on to Social Media

Technology Conversation Guides for Parents
Middle School  Directed at middle school students or those who are just entering the world of social media, this will give you some ideas for how to start a conversation about technology with your student. Whether you want to talk about setting healthy boundaries, safe social media use, or learning how to use certain apps or social media platforms, this guide can help you start the conversation.

High School  Directed at high school students or younger tech savvy students, this will give you some ideas for how to start a conversation about technology with your student. Whether you want to know about what they are doing on their phone all the time, how their friends are using social media, or making them aware of the consequences that come with poor choices later in life (like college and work), this guide can help you start the conversation.

Connect With Us

Please call or email if you have questions, concerns or would like more details!

Dan Nicla
Middle School Coordinator
651-289-8029

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