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As Lutherans, we believe that knowing the Bible and Luther's Small Catechism is essential to the life of faith. Zion joins with St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Green Isle during the school year for weekly Wednesday-night classes for children and youth from first through eighth grades. After each evening of study, all the classes unite for a short service of prayer, singing, and a brief scriptural message from our pastor.

Living in Christ

Younger children begin learning how the Bible and doctrine are connected, studying Bible stories related to the six chief parts of Christian doctrine: the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer,  the Apostle's Creed, baptism, confession, and the sacrament of the altar.

Bible120 Bible Stories
Sixth-grade students dive into a survey of major events, people, and concepts in the Bible, learning how the Old and New Testaments together present Jesus Christ as God With Us and as the promised Messiah. They also memorize the names of the books of the Bible, key Bible verses, prayers, and elements of the catechism. In addition, students begin learning how to listen to sermons for Christ-centered content.

Luther's Small Catechism
Seventh- and eighth-grade students focus intently on the six chief parts of the catechism as preparation for both Confirmation and lifelong faith. They memorize the catechism, with Luther's explanations, and learn how the doctrines of Law and Gospel pervade the Bible, how Scripture shapes and enriches liturgy, and how good sermons focus on Christ and his work on our behalf.