Helping teens to become Jesus followers.
|Scotland United Church of Christ
Merge with Jesus | Scotland, South Dakota
Our church has a three year Confirmation program that centers on helping teach teens the Bible and
the articles of the Christian faith. All youth in grades 6 - 8 are invited to participate. Confirmation
classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm August through May.
Year 1: Overview of the Old Testament
In 6th grade, the Confirmation process begins with an overview of the major stories from the Old
Testament. Teens get a chance to watch the movie "Jeremiah" and documentaries on the "Science
Behind the Parting of the Red Sea" and "Joshua's Battles."
Download the 2017-2108 class schedule for Year 1 here.
Here is a link to a worksheet used in Year 1 that can be downloaded and printed off in case students
need a duplicate copy.
12 Tribes of Israel Worksheet
Year 2: Overview of the New Testament
In the 7th grade, students will engage in an overview of the New Testament. Special emphasis is
given to exploring the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the birth and growth of the Early
Church through the ministry and writings of the Apostles. Also included is a brief look at history
between the Old and New Testaments, including the Apocryphal book of 1 Maccabees.
Download the 2018-2019 class schedule for Year 2 here.
Year 3: Church History & Articles of the Christian Faith
In the 8th grade, the Confirmation process concludes with a study of the Articles of the Christian Faith
as summarized in the Apostles Creed. Guided by the Heidelberg Catechism and the Congregational
Catechism, students explore the core beliefs of Christian faith, i.e. God the Father, Jesus Christ, Holy
Spirit, sin, salvation, the Church, the Sacraments and the Lord's Prayer. Teens also explore an
overview of Church history, sample the Didache, watch the movie Luther, and examine how merging
their life with Jesus makes a difference in real life.
One highlight of Year 3 is a weekend Confirmation Trip where teens and their parents get to
experience different worship styles while attending services at churches from a number of
denominational traditions and explore similarities and differences between Christianity and Judaism at
a Jewish synagogue.
Another highlight is Confirmation Jeopardy Night. This is a fun evening in which students compete
in a Jeopardy Game based on content learned from all three years of Confirmation. The entire
congregation is invited to come and watch what teens have learned on this final review night.
The Rite of Confirmation is celebrated on Pentecost Sunday at the conclusion of Year 3
instruction. At that time, teens have a chance to make a public profession of faith in Jesus Christ for
themselves. They are also able to partake in Holy Communion for the first time. If a teen has not
been baptized prior to Confirmation, they may participate in the sacrament of baptism along with their
profession of faith.
Download the 2018-2019 class schedule for Year 3 here.
Here are links to a number of worksheets used in Year 3 that can be downloaded and printed off in
case students need a duplicate copy:
Apostles Creed: Greek & English Translations
Church History: The First Thousand Years
Church History: The Second Thousand Years
Church History: Scotland United Church of Christ
Popular Christian Symbols Worksheet
Sacred Seasons Worksheet
Body of Christ Worksheet
Year 3 Memorization Assignments