What is Confirmation?
Confirmation class is a 2-year course that is offered to students typically beginning in 7th grade.
It is a time to learn about your personal faith and the traditions of the church. https://www.lcms.org/search?q=confirmation
The staff and leadership at 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 are held weekly from September 15 – May 24.
There will be no Confirmation on April 12, 2020, Easter Sunday.
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 provide a ride to confirmation, please meet with one of the instructors separately, they would be happy to put together a plan to help out.
What are we going to learn?
Confirmation at Faith is a two-year process. One year is based on Luther’s Small Catechism, while the other is Bible based.
Each student receives a copy of Luther's Small Catechism and a workbook. The 30 week study is published by Concordia Publishing House. The students do need to pass a written exam before being confirmed at the end of their two-year study.
What do we need to bring?
Please bring a Bible and your workbook every week. It would benefit the students to have a study Bible that is their own, something they can take notes in in class on Sundays and take home with them for homework. If they don’t have a Bible, the church will gladly buy one for them. All you have to do is ask!
Where do we meet?
Classes are held in 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 opportunities come up, parents will be well informed ahead of time.
Ten sermon notes are required by May. Forms are given to each student at the beginning of their course year so they can be prepared. If they should need extra forms, please speak with an instructor. This is an independent study opportunity and notes should be turned in as they are completed.
End of the year celebration for second year students
A tradition recently created includes a special VIP Dinner and ceremony the Wednesday before confirmation Sunday where each 2nd year student is recognized and celebrated for taking this important step in their walk of faith. On Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 6 – 8 pm a special dinner will be held for the confirmands. Each student is encouraged to invite all the people in their life they feel have influenced their faith up until this point (family, friends, church members, etc.).
Secret Prayer Pals
We pray ‘em through confirmation! Secret Prayer Pals encourage youth through the year with notes, card and little gifts while remaining anonymous. Identities are revealed to the second year students at their VIP Dinner 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 the instructors if you have questions or concerns.