Confirmation is typically begun when youth enter 6th grade and is a three year commitment. Classes meet during the academic year on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.
Confirmation Vision and Mission
Through learning and relationships confirmation students gather together to ask questions, read the Bible, study Luther’s Small Cathechism, serve others, and gain a better understanding of what it means to be a member of a faith community. The confirmation ministry attempts to help you know what it means to belong to God. We will help you understand the promises God gives you. We will also help you shape your life around this great truth: you belong to God.
Confirmation Ministry Goals
Relationship to God:
- Help youth develop an understanding of how faith relates to their lives.
- Help youth learn how to pray.
- Promote an understanding that it is okay to struggle with your faith.
- Teach youth that all decisions matter to God.
- Help youth understand that God’s grace is freely given for them.
- Help youth acquire a basic understanding of the Bible.
- Teach youth how to be lifelong learners.
- Motivate youth to participate freely in worship and the life of the church.
Relationship with Others:
- Involve youth in a variety of activities at church and in the community.
- Involve youth in a peer group to form relationships with others at church.
- Make a genuine effort to make youth feel important, invited, and needed by members of the church community.
- Help youth develop a sincere commitment to discipleship.
- Affirm each youth’s unique gifts and talents.
- Provide youth with the tools to share their faith with their family and friends.