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Here We Stand Confirmation

Ground-breaking Lutheran confirmation

Why choose Here We Stand Confirmation?

  • Online planning tool

    Uses an innovative online planning tool to help the confirmation leader quickly plan and prepare for each lesson.

  • Make connections with others

    Materials support relationship-building between students and mentors.

  • Lutheran Study Bible

    The Student Book references Lutheran Study Bible (NRSV), which features introductions, maps, notes, and articles.

  • Affordable for congregations

    The only purchases you make are your subscription, based on average weekly confirmation attendance, and one Student Book and Lutheran Study Bible per student.

How it works

Gather, teach, connect, send

Each lesson follows the same basic pattern, which models the familiar pattern for worship—gathering, word, meal, sending.

  • GATHER: Look at today’s Bible text, lesson focus, big question, key words, and opening prayer.
  • TEACH: Open the Bible and Small Catechism with students.
  • CONNECT: Start with the group connection to make life applications, and continue on with the Student Sheet activities for Bible, cartoon, Student Book, and life connections.
  • SEND: Conclude with a wrap-up, closing prayer, and blessing.

Here We Stand online planning tool

Includes all materials needed to prepare and lead Here We Stand Confirmation—leader guides, student sheets, PowerPoint presentations, and more. Student Book and Lutheran Study Bible content is not included with the online subscription. Sign up for a 14-day free trial.

Scope and sequence

Here We Stand offers sessions in three flexible units. Download the two-year or three-year scope and sequence.

Getting Started with the Bible
Luke 1:4; John 1:1-14; John 20:31; 21:24; Romans 15:4;
2 Timothy 3:16-17
Creation
Genesis 1–2
The Human Condition
Genesis 3–4
The Flood
Genesis 6–9
Abraham and Sarah
Genesis 12:1-3; 13:14-16;
15:18-20; 17:1-5, 15
Sarah, Hagar, and Abraham
Genesis 12:1-4a, 10-20; 15:1-6; 16–18; 21:1-21
Isaac and Rebecca
Genesis 22:1-18; 24:10-53,
62-67; 25:1-18
Jacob and Esau
Genesis 25:19-34; 27:1-45; 28:10-22; 32:22—33:4
Joseph
Genesis 37–50
Moses' Birth and Call
Exodus 2; 3:1-12; 4:1-17
Moses and Pharaoh
Exodus 2:23-24; 5:1-9; 6:1-9; 7:14—12:32; 12:33-42;
14:21-31
Wilderness to Land
Exodus 16:1-15;
Joshua 24:14-18;
Deuteronomy 6:4-9
The Ten Commandments
Exodus 20
Judges
Judges 4; 13:1-7; 15:4-5,
9-16; 16
Ruth
Ruth 1–4
Samuel and Saul
1 Samuel 3:1-10; 8:4-9; 19-22; 9:27—10:1; 10:10; 15:26-28
King David
1 Samuel 16–17; 18:10-16;
2 Samuel 2:1-7; 5:1-10; 7:1-17;
Isaiah 9:6-7
David and Nathan
2 Samuel 11:14-27; 12:1-25
Solomon
1 Kings 3:5-28; 4:29-34;
5:10-12; 6:12-13; 7
A Split Kingdom
1 Kings 11–12; 2 Chronicles 33; Amos 6:1-7
Exile and Return
Ezekiel 5:5-8; 36:22-32; Zechariah 1:1-6
Esther
Esther 3:1—8:8
Prophets of Israel
1 Kings 11:1-13; Amos 1:1;
5:21-24; 8:1-18; Hosea 1:1-9; 4:1-3; Jeremiah 11:18-23;
15:15-21
Prophets of Judah
Isaiah 5:1-7; 9:2-7; 10:1-2;
1:16-20; Jeremiah 31:31-34;
7:1-15, 23-26
Daniel
Daniel 1, 3, 6
Job
Job 1:1; 2:11-13; 9:2; 41:12-34
Psalms of Praise
Psalms 100, 111, 117, 150
Psalms for Help and Trust
Psalms 22, 23, 74, 121
Psalms of Creation
Psalms 8, 19, 104, 139
Proverbs
Proverbs 1:7; 2:1-6; 3:1-6
Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes
Ecclesiastes 1:1-11; 3:1-14; 4:9-12; 11:7-9; 12:9-13; Song of Solomon 5:9—6:3
Uncomplicating the Bible
Leviticus 19:18; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Matthew 5:27-30; Luke 10:25-37; John 20:30-31; Romans 15:4
The Annunciation
Luke 1:26-56
The Birth of Jesus
Luke 2:1-20
The Magi
Matthew 2:1-23
Simeon and Anna
Luke 2:21-38
The Wilderness Temptations
Luke 4:1-15; Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13
Jesus’ Nazareth Sermon
Luke 4:14-30; Matthew
13:54-58; Mark 6:1-6
Jesus Calls the First Disciples
Mark 1:14-20; Luke 5:1-11
The Beatitudes
Luke 6:20-26; Matthew 5:3-12; Luke 4:18-19
The Gerasene Demoniac
Luke 8:26-39; Matthew
8:28-34; Mark 5:1-20
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
Luke 9:10-17; Matthew
14:13-21; Mark 6:32-41;
John 6:1-14
The Transfiguration
Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36
The Sending of the 70
Luke 10:1-16; Matthew
8:19-22; Mark 10:7-16
Healing the Bent-Over Woman
Luke 13:10-17
Zacchaeus
Luke 19:1-11
The Good Samaritan
Luke 10:25-37
Parables of Lost and Found
Luke 15
The Rich Man and Lazarus
Luke 16:19-31
Sheep and Goats
Matthew 25:31-46
The Parable of the Vineyard
Luke 20:9-19; Matthew
21:33-46; Mark 12:1-12
The Last Supper
Matthew 26:20-29; Mark 14:12-16; Luke 22:14-38
The Crucifixion
Matthew 27; Mark 15;
Luke 23; John 19
The Resurrection
John 19–20
The Road to Emmaus
Luke 24:13-35
Pentecost
Acts 2:1-21; John 14:25-28
The Baptism of the Ethiopian
Acts 8:26-40
The Call of Saul
Acts 7:58—8:1; 9:1-30
The Philippians Hymn
Philippians 2:1-13
The Love Hymn
1 Corinthians 13
Paul and the Resurrection
1 Corinthians 15
The Book of Revelation
Revelation 1:1-11; 21:1-4; 22
Martin Luther and the Reformation
Matthew 16:13-20; Luke 4:18-19; Romans 3:21-26; Ephesians 2:8-9
Introduction to the Commandments
Deuteronomy 30:15-20; John 15:8-17; Joel 2:12-14
Exploring the Commandments: Part One
Exodus 3:13-15; 32:1-20; Leviticus 25:1-12; Isaiah 43:1-7
Exploring the Commandments: Part Two
John 2:1-12; Matthew 5:17-48; 2 Samuel 11:1-27
Exploring the Commandments: Part Three
Luke 16:19-31; 1 Kings 3:16-28
Exploring the Commandments: Part Four
Matthew 6:19-21
Law + Gospel and Sinner + Saint
Romans 5:1-11; Matthew 22:34-40
Love Your Neighbor
Luke 10:29-37; Matthew
5:43-47
Stewardship of Creation
Genesis 1:28-31; 3:17-20; Psalm 148; Romans 8:18-25; Revelation 5:11-14; 22:1-5
Stewardship of Money
Matthew 6:1-4, 19-21;
2 Corinthians 9:6-15;
Luke 11:37-42; 1 Timothy
6:6-10
World Religions
Genesis 17:1-7; 21:1-21; Isaiah 11:1-10; Matthew 15:21-28; Acts 10:1-35
Christian Denominations
Matthew 16:13-20; John 17:6-21; Ephesians 2:1-22
Serving Others through Vocation
Colossians 3:12-17
Theology of the Cross and Theology of Glory
1 Corinthians 2:1-13
Connecting with God through Prayer
Psalms 23; 51; 150;
Luke 11:1-13
Forgiveness
Matthew 6:9-15; 18:23-35; Mark 11:25; Luke 23:34a; Colossians 3:13
Lutheran Worship Practices
Exodus 8:1; Colossians
3:15-17; 2 Samuel 6:14-15
Saved by Grace through Faith
Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:17; Acts 6:8; 7:54-60
Sharing Your Faith
Acts 16:11-15; John 3:1-17; Matthew 28:16-19
Creed Overview
Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:28-34
Exploring Article One
Genesis 1:1—2:25
Exploring Article Two
Matthew 1:18-25
Exploring Article Three
John 14:15-17; Acts 2:1-13
The Greatest Prayer
Matthew 6:5-15
God's Kingdom and Will
Luke 1:46-55; 17:20-21; Mark 14:32-36
God Gives and Forgives
Exodus 12; 16; Matthew
18:23-34; Luke 6:35-36;
22:14-23
Temptation, Trial, and Deliverance
Luke 4:1-15; 11:1-4; Exodus 15:1-18; Matthew 6:9-13;
1 Chronicles 29:11-13
The Sacrament of Baptism
Matthew 3:1-17; Mark
16:15-16; Matthew 28:19-20; Colossians 3:1-14
Word with Water
Matthew 28:16-20; Genesis
6–9; 2 Kings 5:1-14;
Romans 6:3-11
The Sacrament of Communion
Exodus 12:1-36; Matthew 26:17-29; Luke 22:19-20
Take and Eat
John 6:48-51
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