In-Person Block Two • New Testament
Beginning in the fall of 2022, Peace Lutheran Church will take a different approach to Confirmation. Confirmation will be available over a 26-week period that will involve in-person study with Pastor Eric as well as at-home activities such as a project and community service. Confirmation Bootcamp is separated into three five- to six-week in-person blocks that study the Bible, Luther's Small Catechism, and Lutheranism (theology and history). Students will have two blocks to complete their confirmation project and participate in community service activities through Elsie's Pantry, Peace's food ministry.
Block Two covers the New Testament and includes an examination of Luther's Small Catechism, particularly the Apostle's Creed. Students will interact with Scripture through readings, cooperative learning, exercises, movies, and discussions. Because our confirmation curriculum is condensed, participants are expected to miss no more than three sessions during the 26-week period.
2.1. Matthew (January 29, 2023)
The Gospel of Matthew
2.3. Luke & Acts (February 12, 2023)
The Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles
2.5. Paul (February 26, 2023)
The Pauline epistles
2.2. Mark (February 5, 2023)
The Gospel of Mark
2.4. John (February 19, 2023)
The Gospel of John
2.6. Luther's Small Catechism
The Apostles' Creed
Self-Study Block Two
At the conclusion of the second six-week block, students will have a break for self-study work. During this time students will complete their first confirmation project and volunteer twice on distribution days at Elsie's Pantry.
Block Two Community Service
Elsie's Pantry is an important part of Peace Lutheran Church's mission and ministry. The food ministry relies on volunteers to help package and distribute food. During the break, a requirement for confirmation is that students volunteer twice at Elsie's Pantry on food distribution days.
Food Pantry Distribution Days:
Saturday, March 18, 2023, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, April 15, 2023, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Students will need to check in with the pantry coordinator to note attendance. If students decide to volunteer elsewhere, a letter confirming their volunteer hours during the self-study period is requested.
Step One: Reading
Read the Gospel of Mark. Students can also listen to audio versions.
Book of Mark NRSV Message Audio (NIV)
Step Two: Project Options
Option 1: Write a two page reflection paper answering these questions: 1) What did this book teach you about God?; 2) What did this book teach you about yourself?; 3) What did this book teach you about the world?; and 4) What caught your attention the most during your reading of the book?
Option 2: Be creative! Students can create something (drawing, painting, diorama, shadowbox, poem, etc.) that reflects a theme, person(s), or event from the reading that stood out to them.
Students will bring their projects to the first in-person session of Block Three on April 16, 2023 (12-1:30 p.m.)