Confirmation is our two-year program for 7th and 8th grade students designed to enhance their knowledge of the Bible and Lutheran doctrine and give them the tools to apply these principles to their everyday lives. We want to help the students be able to declare what they believe and discuss why they believe it. When a student is confirmed, it is a symbolic “passing of the torch” from the parental responsibility to the personal responsibility of tending to one’s own faith and faith-life.
According to Luther’s Small Catechism, Confirmation is the rite by which a baptized person renews his or her baptismal vow, publically confesses his or her faith, and is received into membership by the congregation.
Goals of Confirmation:
- To help each student experience a sense of community and help them understand what it means to belong to the Christian family we call the Church
- To lead the youth in gaining knowledge concerning the Bible, the Christian faith, Lutheran Doctrine, the Church, and the world we live in
- To enhance and encourage a trusting faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior that results in students who become life-long worshippers
- To emphasize the importance of family involvement in faith formation and development
Our Confirmation classes meet on Thursdays from 5-7PM.
5:00-5:30 Free-play / homework in Pederson Hall
5:30-6:00 Dinner in Pederson Hall
6:00-6:15 Music with Annie Claire in Bethlehem Room
6:15-7:00 Class time: 7th in Bethlehem Room with Eric Berg / 8th in Dugout with Addie
In addition to our Thursday classes, we have two mandatory Mini-Retreats throughout the year, one in October and one in March. Mini-Retreats take place at church from Friday at 5PM to Saturday at 9AM.
Confirmation students are also encouraged to participate in the optional Lutheran Middle School Youth Gathering and LRCC Winter Retreat with the Junior Luther League. (See Junior Luther League for more information.)
CONFIRMATION REGISTRATION 2017-18
Medical Release Form
See the church calendar for specific dates, events and times.