What is Confirmation?
Confirmation class is a 2-year course that is offered before taking your first communion. Confirmation Sunday is a time to share with your congregation, family and friends, that you are taking your faith to a new milestone. It is a time to learn about your personal faith and traditions of the church. The staff and leadership of Faith take this commitment seriously, and we hope that families and youth do the same during their confirmation experience.
When is Confirmation?
Sunday mornings from 10:00 am – 11:00 am in the youth room.
Classes will run every week from September 16 – May 19.
There will be no Confirmation on November 25, December 23, December 30, and April 21
What if I can’t make every Sunday?
In order to meet the requirements of confirmation the expectation is to attend weekly classes 80% of the time.
Of course, we would like to see you every week but life happens and we have grace. If you miss multiple weeks in a row, it makes it very difficult to stay up to speed on material covered in class.
If your family is unable to get your youth to confirmation that often, please meet with me separately, I would be happy to put together an at home plan.
What are we going to learn this year?
Confirmation at Faith is a 2-year process. One year is based on Luther’s Small Catechism, while the other is Bible based. This year is a Catechism year! Each student will receive a copy of Luther's Small Catechism as well as a workbook put out by Concordia Publishing House that takes us through a 30 week study.
What do we need to bring?
Please bring a Bible and your workbook every week.I would like students to have a study Bible that is their own, something they can take notes in and take with them home for homework and have in class on Sundays. If they don’t have a Bible, I would be happy to buy one for them. All you have to do is ask and it will be ready for your student at the first class.
Where do we meet?
The youth room, which is located in the community center. We may go on occasional field trips if something comes up that seems fitting for what we are discussing in class. If those things come up, parents will be well informed ahead of time.
Ten sermon notes are required by May. Forms are available on the Info Center and will be given to each student so they have every opportunity to get them done.
End of the year celebration for second year students
A new tradition, which will be starting this year for confirmands, will include a special dinner and ceremony the Wednesday before confirmation Sunday. All 2nd year students will need to pass a written exam before being confirmed. Once they pass, they will begin working on their ‘Faith Journey Essay’. On Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 6 – 8 pm we will have a special dinner for all the confirmands to share their essay. I will encourage the students to invite all the people in their life they feel have influenced their faith up until this point (family, friends, church members, etc.) We will then take a small portion of that essay for them to share during the confirmation service on June 2nd at 11:15 am at Faith.
Secret Prayer Pals
We pray ‘em through confirmation! Secret Prayer Pals encourage youth through the year and their identities are revealed to the second year students at their final confirmation celebration.
Parents, we are a team! This is not meant to be a stressful experience, it is meant to be a very important milestone in your child’s life. Please meet with me if you have questions or concerns.