What is Lutheran Confirmation Class?

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What is Lutheran Confirmation Class?

Lutheran confirmation class is a two- or three-year study for sixth through ninth graders (and sometimes adults). Participants study God's Word using Luther's Small Catechism as their guide. Students study and memorize key Bible verses and explanations for major components of the faith:

This study also examines how Lutheran beliefs are similar to or different from other Christian denominations.

This time of study is followed by a public confirmation (profession of faith) and first communion. Following this confirmation, class participants are considered full, adult members of the church.

Luther's Small Catechism explains, "Confirmation is a public rite of the Church preceded by a period of instruction designed to help baptized Christians identify with the life and mission of the Christian community. Note: Prior to admission to the Eucharist [a.k.a. communion or the Lord's Supper], it is necessary to be instructed in the Christian faith (1 Cor. 11:28). The rite of confirmation provides an opportunity for the individual Christian, relying on God’s promise given in Holy Baptism, to make a personal public confession of the faith and a lifelong pledge of fidelity to Christ"(An Explanation of Luther’s Small Catechism, copyright 1991, Concordia Publishing House, question 306, page 241 [Lutheran Church Missouri Synod]).

But let a man [or woman] examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.

1 Corinthains 11:28 (NKJV)

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