Confirmation


August 16th - April 24th


Confirmation in the Lutheran tradition is a public profession of faith after two-years of intentional instruction on the topics of the Bible, the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostle’s Creed, Church History, Spiritual Practices, and Christian Living. Our 8th and 9th graders come together once a week to worship together and dive into the ancient questions of our faith in large and small group discussion. From 'why do bad things happen to good people?' To 'is the New Testament more important than the Old Testament?' To 'why did Jesus have to die?' Or even 'I have doubts, is that okay?'
 
Curious spiritual seekers of all ages are encouraged to join us each week at our 7 p.m. Wednesday Night LIGHT (Living In God’s Holy Truth) Worship Service in the Peel house. After the service our youth will break off into a small group and adults are welcome to stay and enjoy their own faith formation time for the remainder of the hour.


Program Expectations:


1. Wednesday Night LIGHT worship

Attendance at no less than 24 out of the 30 offered. Once a week the class will meet with Michaela and confirmation mentors. In this time together we will explore scripture, learn about the catechism and Lutheranism and spend time connecting this information to our everyday experiences.


2. Brunch and Worship Together, 3x a year

Confirmation students and their families help to put together a brunch and eat together at 10:30 a.m. then head over to the 11 a.m. service to worship as a group. This adds a critical community component to our program.


3. Confirmation Mentorship

Each confirmand is assigned a confirmation mentor for the Lenten season. Wednesday Nights between February 21 and March 20 they will meet with their confirmation mentor one-on-one during the normally scheduled large group time with Michaela Eskew. 


4. Service in Worship

Students will serve as acolytes, ushers, greeters, and communion assistants, using their gifts to bless the congregation and grow new relationships.


5. Camp and Retreats

Students who have finished 8th grade will attend Confirmation Camp. Students will also participate in a variety of retreats throughout their two years in confirmation. Check the info packet below for dates.


Click here for the 2023 - 2024 schedule.


Get the 2023-2024 Confirmation information packet here.


Sign up for Confirmation by clicking here.