For the Youth
Zion Lutheran Church
439 3rd Avenue South, Clinton, Iowa (563)242-7391
We are excited to share with you the new look to our education program here at Zion that is open to ALL families
5:00 Family Meal served
5:30 Youth Choir
Faith FUNdations for ages 3 – thru Grade 5
Confirmation for youth in Grades 6-8
7:00 Family Worship Service
The first Wednesday of each month will focus on community mission involving all grades.
Confirmation is held on the first Wednesday evening of each month throughout the school year and includes youth in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.Confirmation is an educational opportunity that is part of the process of formation in faith for youth. The Confirmation classes offer a chance to look at scripture, doctrine, and practices of the church that are a part of the life of a Christian. Here at Zion, confirmation is offered in a three year curriculum starting in 6th grade. At the conclusion of the three years, the community celebrates a service of Affirmation of Baptism in which the 8th grade confirmation students stand before the congregation and publicly affirm the promises made at their baptism.
What is taught at Confirmation?
There is a three-year rotation set up for confirmation, using the “Here We Stand” curriculum from Augsburg Fortress.
Year 1: Reformation History, Holy Communion, Holy Baptism
Year 2: Apostles Creed, Lord’s Prayer, 10 Commandments
Year 3: Bible – Old and New Testaments
What are the Hopes and Goals of Confirmation?
A. A basic understanding of the Bible which includes: 1) Looking at how scripture relates to assigned topics, 2) Exploring many stories throughout the Bible, and 3) Identifying main characters and their significance in our history of faith.
B. A basic understanding of the foundational teachings of the faith which includes 1) Identifying their scriptural basis and 2) Understanding how they apply specifically to the Lutheran Belief.
Vacation Bible School