o2: Confirmation and beyond (7th - 10th grades)
As the students have their hearts and minds "sparked" by learning and growing older into their teen years, they are ready to go deeper into this journey of faith. Thus, we offer a breath of fresh air through our O2 class. This part of the journey starts focusing on the practical side of faith while still going deeper into learning about the story of the Bible and Martin Luther's Small Catechism. We go from simply asking the question , "Why do we believe these things?" to "How do I believe these things" and/or "If I struggle in my belief of these things, why is that?" Sometime in the 02 process, most of our students become ready to be confirmed in their faith through the rite of Confirmation. The great thing about this community is that some are almost ready to be confirmed and others are fairly recently confirmed in their faith, so it provides a great mix of understandings yet also an unifying the through the group.
02 happens on Sunday morning at 9am in the Youth Room/Room 9. 11th-12th graders are welcome, but they will be asked to assist with the teaching of the day. This year our curriculum focuses on the Bible itself, especially in asking ourselves the questions: "How did the Bible come to be?" and "How should we read the Bible as a whole and as individual books?"