100 Things Your Child Should Know Before Confirmation – The Stories of Genesis

Rebecca Kirkpatrick is an ordained pastor in the PC(USA) and has written an interesting blog called called “Bread, Not Stones” from her experiences teaching the Confirmation Class at her local church.  She has also published a new book, “100 Things Every Child Should Know Before Confirmation.”  It’s worth reading!

Over the course of the next several months, we’ll be re-posting her blog posts for you as she tackles the privilege of guiding our children into a deeper, more trusting relationship with Jesus Christ. May her thoughts, your coaching, and your child’s active participation with their FPC Sunday School small group work together to raise your child to be a faithful follower of our Lord!


While this is the second post in what will be a series of about 20 on the foundations that a child should bring to Confirmation class as a teenager, it is the first in a long string that will relate to biblical literacy.

It is overwhelming to think of an 8th grader having mastered all of these stories. I don’t know many adults who have mastered them. But mastery is not the goal. Acquaintance with the most familiar and foundational stories and basic biblical knowledge are the goal.

I will describe the basic things that they should know from each of these stories, and the bigger ideas we can tackle together in a Confirmation class.

6. Creation and other primeval stories
7. Noah’s Ark
8. Abraham and Sarah
9. Isaac and Rebecca
10. Jacob and his Sons

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