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Catechism

Catechism Overview: Faith Formation in Middle School

The Catechism Program at Holy Spirit uses the Sparkhouse Re:form curriculum. Described as “God Caffeine for Youth Ministry,” Re:Form takes a fun, sometimes irreverent look at Lutheran traditions, doctrines and faith, helping students to find how God led Martin Luther to launch an unintended revolution, how the Bible comes alive through the stories of the relationship between God and humanity, and how our faith is strengthened to help us live Jesus in the world every day.

Each sixth grade catechumen is given a Bible:The Message Remix and The Lutheran Handbook to spiritually nourish our youth Biblically and from a Lutheran perspective.The Rite of Affirmation of Baptism usually occurs in October of the ninth grade.  Each catechumen is given an Evangelical Lutheran Worship as they affirm their baptism and to help them continue on their journey of faith.  The ELW contains a daily lectionary, prayers and worship services for daily devotions, Luther’s Small Catechism, in addition to the hymns and liturgy of our faith.

Catechism classes for youth in grades 6-8 are held on Sunday morning at 9:45 – 10:35 a.m.  Catechism Camp for youth in grades 6-9 is in August.

Catechism Registration

Catechetical Covenant Form 

Promises at Holy Baptism

We pray that our life together as a community of faith has encouraged you to be faithful to the promises you made at the baptism of your child, you made at the affirmation of your baptism, and we as a congregation make at the baptism of each child:

  • To live among God’s faithful people
  • To hear the Word of God and share in the holy supper
  • To teach you the Lord’s Prayer, the Creeds, and the 10 Commandments
  • To place in your hands the Holy Scriptures
  • To nurture you in faith and prayer
  • So we trust God
  • So we proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed
  • So we care for others by serving all people, and the world God made
  • So we strive for justice and peace in all the earth

Promises at Affirmation of Baptism

I intend to continue in the covenant God made with me in holy baptism:

To live among God’s faithful people,
To hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s Supper,
To proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed,
To serve all people, following the example of Jesus,
And to strive for justice and peace in all the earth.