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Join together with your fellow SEVENTH, EIGHTH, and NINTH grade friends to go deeper in your faith. Learn about God and God's people. Discover more about yourself and your faith.
Confirmation classes are held on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00PM from September through May. We gather for dinner and conversation at 6:00 PM and then move into class time. It is a three year program. This school year we are studying Luther’s Small Catechism. We will talk our way through key elements of our faith together like the Ten Commandments, the Apostle’s Creed, the Lord’s Prayer and more. In in 2019/2020 we will spend the year in the New Testament.
What is Confirmation?
Confirmation has been around in Lutheran Churches for a long time, but it is important for us to stop and think about what it is before we begin. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has said:
“Confirmation ministry is a pastoral and education ministry of the church which helps the baptized person through Word and Sacrament to identify more deeply with the Christian community and participate more fully in its mission.”
Confirmation is a 3 year program for students in 7th-9th grade; confirmation will help you to feel more at home in the church and teach you ways to be active in the different ministries of the church. Each year will be a different overall topic: 2018/2019 is the Martin Luther's Small Catechism; 2019/2020 is the New Testament and 2020/20 is the Old Testament.
Confirmation will teach you how your faith can be active in your daily life. It teaches you about the promises that God has made to you and how you can depend on those promises during your lives. We will learn about how trusting in God isn’t just something we hear about, but something we can do ourselves. At the end of the Confirmation program you will have a deeper, more personal and honest idea about what you believe and who God is. You will learn how to live out that faith in the church and world.
Here is how we are going to do that. We are going to study scripture, Baptism, Communion, and the teachings of Martin Luther. We are going to learn through our actions as well as through worship and doing acts of service for others. You will have the chance to talk about what you are learning about your faith at home with your parents and at church with your pastor, teachers, mentors, and each other.
Confirmation is part of lifelong a journey of faith, filled with new questions and answers, new discoveries, new relationships, new responsibilities, and new possibilities. But know that confirmation is just one step along a much larger journey of your life. God is with you along the way, each step of the way. Confirmation is not the end, nor the beginning. Rather, Confirmation is a tool that helps you along your life-long adventure of living out your Christian faith.