CAT Class Student page

Here you will find all the information needed for CAT class students to engage the weekly topics, and participate in the class.  Please check back often for updates and announcements.


Pastor Rich is the primary teacher.

You can reach him by email: pastor@saintjohnss.com

or, by phone or text: 610-401-5602

  • The Catechism Plan

    Saint John's is organized around 4 ministries that we have identified as marks of Christian discipleship.  They are: Worship, Learn, Care & Serve.  As CAT Class students participate in each of the four ministries they accumulate points toward their goals.  Those who reach their point goal are invited to confirm their faith in a ceremony known as the rite of Confirmation.  A confirmed youth is honored by being entrusted with much of the same responsibility as that of an adult member of the congregation.  They are given the privilege of voting in congregational meetings, and are eligible to serve in leadership.  


    Two Year Plan: This plan is the usual plan for most students.  


    One Year Plan: This plan is the same as the Two Year, only modified for students who begin in the 8th grade.  


    Six-Month Plan: Like the One Year Plan, this is modified even further to accommodate the students who lost the opportunity for Catechism instruction due to the COVID-19 shut down.  


  • Worship Form:

    CLICK HERE to download.  It is best if the student takes this with them to worship, so that they can fill in the blanks during the worship service. 

  • Care/serve form:

    CLICK HERE to download.  This would be filled out after a student completes an act of service or caring either within the congregation or, sometimes, on their own outside our congregation. 

Curriculum

There are four units that rotate approximately every five weeks

UNIT 1: Old Testament

UNIT 2: Lutheran History

UNIT 3: New Testament

UNIT 4: Lutheran Living

Weekly Classes

CAT classes are held each week during the Christian Education time on Sunday mornings. 

Each week, Pastor Rich will post a CAT Class video below for the students to watch prior to class.  Along with the video, there will be a list of questions (CAT Class Quiz) to be completed and turned in to Pastor Rich prior to the start of class.  The quiz may be downloaded by clicking the "Resource" link associated with each new video.  Completed Quizzes can be sent to pastor@saintjohnss.com, or a pic of the completed quiz can be texted to 610-401-5602.


--At present the risk of spreading COVID-19 causes us to meet on ZOOM at 10AM.

The ZOOM Link and Passcode info are below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84348516824?pwd=V3BXZk94dEJib09WNXpHN0VWbmh1Zz09

Meeting ID: 843 4851 6824

Passcode: 690921

Confirmation INtroduction

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The book of genesis

Introduction to the Book of Genesis

Key Points:

1. The book of Genesis is not a science textbook, and science is not at odds with the Bible.

2. Genesis is a book of stories about where we came from and why we're here.

3. We are cocreators with God.

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Exodus, Part 1: moses

Exodus is, fundamentally, the most important book of the Old Testament, and Moses is the most significant character.  In this class, the students will be introduced to Moses and his amazing story up to just before his encounter with God in the burning bush.

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Exodus part 2: freedom

In Exodus Part 2: Freedom, we journey with Moses from his encounter with God in a burning bush back to Egypt where he witnesses God's power and providence in ten plagues that eventually soften Pharaoh's heart to let the Hebrew slaves go from Egypt.  But, only far enough that, when Pharaoh orders his army to pursue them, the Hebrew people find themselves trapped at the shore of the Red Sea. There, the Hebrew people witness a miraculous rescue when Moses summons God's wondrous power one more time and parts the waters of the sea for the Hebrew people to pass through to freedom.

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Exodus Part 3: Covenant

Moses leads Israel to Mt Sinai where the people receive the covenant, the Ten Commandments. 

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Ten Commandments: Part 1

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