Germany,Cultural Education for

Scenes of God

Confirmation is a solemn act of blessing in most Protestant churches and marks the transition to church adulthood. It is carried out in the context of a festive divine service in which the confirmands* are to publicly affirm their faith. Nowadays the preparation period of several months in the Protestant youth congregations is called “confirmation work”. Common camps or so-called “Konfi-Camps” are gaining in importance.

What does God look like to me?

At the end of the confirmation work, which lasted several months, the Evangelical Lutheran church district Wesermünde had expressed the wish to find out whether and how the young people’s idea of God had developed. During a two-day stay on the recreation area in Drangstedt, the young people were given the opportunity to lend image and form to the inner process at an artistic workshop. The central question was: “How do I see God? Finally, an exhibition of sculptures, paintings and performances was prepared and presented the following week at the official confirmation after the festive service. The duration of the project was three days. In Germany, one is confirmed shortly before entering young adult life. The young people were about 15 years old.


The project Images of God deals with a deeper understanding of the world.


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