Discipleship Training (Catechism)
Discipleship Training is the name of St. Luke’s catechism program. This program (typically) begins at the beginning of a youth’s eighth grade year and culminates on Reformation Sunday of a youth’s tenth grade year. The purpose of this program is to provide instruction in the very basics of Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective. Over the course of two years we study the Bible and what has been recognized as the “basics” of Christian teaching over the past 2,000 years: the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostle’s Creed, and the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion.
At the end of the two years of study, each student will participate in Confirmation, affirming what God has done for her or him in Holy Baptism and making a public confession of faith. Obviously, the learning of faith continues long past confirmation. Hopefully, what is learned in these classes will strengthen the faith of the students as they grow through the rest of their lives.
This year, our meetings will take place following worship, from 11:30a-1:00p in the Pastor's Study.