Public School Confirmation Class is a joint effort of Grades 7-8 students who do not attend Bethany Lutheran School, their parents, and the Bethany pastors. Public school confirmation classes will be available with the pastors this school year, beginning on Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. at our Kenosha location
. This weekly class on Thursday evenings
will allow children to grow in their understanding of the Christian faith and prepare them to become communicant members of Bethany. For those who attend the Thursday evening class, regular attendance is an expectation.
The 2017-2018 Public School Confirmation Course Schedule is available here.
For those who are unable to attend the Thursday evening class taught by the pastors, students and families have an online lesson option. O
nline videos, prepared by former Bethany pastor, Rev. Kevin Hundley, take students through each lesson step-by-step. They provide explanations for each important teaching of the Bible and every part of the confirmation lessons. This in-home study allows students and their families to find a convenient time to work their way through each lesson independently.
The online videos for the 2017-18 Public School Confirmation Course are available here.
What do you need to do if you choose the online option?
1) Online students will need to contact Pastor Prange to arrange for picking up the student booklet and parent binder for this year's lessons.
Parents will be provided with a parent binder
. The parent binder is essentially the teachers' guide, and it includes four sections: 1) a copy of Luther's Small Catechism, from which memory work will be assigned; 2) a leaders' guide to the student workbook with answers provided; 3) a complete set of quizzes for each lesson; 4) the answer key for each quiz
3) Parents are expected to make sure that their child is watching the online videos and filling out the workbook
. At the end of each lesson, parents are asked to go over the review section
of the lesson to prepare their child for the lesson quiz
. Once parents believe their child is ready for the quiz, they can administer it. Parents then correct the quiz. If they are confident their child understands the lesson, they can proceed to the next lesson.
4) Online students will also need to attend those Thursday evening classes when the unit tests will be administered. You can find those test dates by downloading the course schedule above. Please note that there will be no Sunday afternoon review sessions this year, as there have been in the past. Online students will be on their own to complete the course, though the pastors are always available to answer any questions that students or parents may have.
This brief overview of the Public School Confirmation Class may not answer all your questions. Please feel free to contact Pastor Prange with any questions or concerns you might have about the program.