This year, Confirmation is designed for families of 7th-8th grade students. Young people at this stage learn, develop, and take ownership the professions of their faith. It is also the opportunity to be commissioned into full participation in congregational life. Confirmation is promoting that lifestyle of following Jesus.
Each Wednesday Night Workshop (WNW) class is designed for the students' physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. Learning about God's Word, living God's Word, and building relationships around God's Word are vital. The church helps equip families to model and teach that faith in the homes.
Click HERE for last year's (2019/2020) Confirmation Handbook for more information regarding the confirmation program. A new handbook will be available soon.
Confirmation Sunday has been rescheduled for
Sunday, August 30, 9:30 am Worship
Followed by a Dessert Banquet in the Fellowship Hall
for Confirmands and Their Families Only
Looking for Small Group Leaders
We are in the process of gathering names for adults that are interested in being a small group leader for the 7th and 8th grade Confirmation classes. Small group leaders are asked to regularly attend Confirmation classes in order to build a long term relationship with a small group that will be assigned to you (approximately 6 students of the same gender). You will have about 20 minutes each week to meet with your small group to discuss the topic that was the focus of class that day, to check in with how everyone is doing, to pray together, and most importantly to build a relationship with these students and become another Christian adult in their lives.
While we are looking for people to make a commitment to small groups done in person, please be aware that some portion of the year may have to done by video conferencing. Should we switch to that medium, we would circle around to see how many of our original small group leaders would still be able to take part.
Research has shown that it is helpful for youth to have five additional adults in their life in addition to their family members.
If you are interested and have time to commit to the full year and potentially 2 years for the 7th grade students, please contact .
Confirmation: A Family Experience
At baptism, parents, sponsors, and members of the congregation receive God’s promises and make promises to be God’s instruments in nurturing the faith of the one baptized. Confirmation is one part of that lifelong sharing of God’s gifts. Young people at this stage prepare to make their profession of faith in their own expressions and be commissioned into full participation in congregational life.
“Confirmation is a custom of the Church and not a sacrament. It links the catechumens to their Baptism, celebrates the reception of the Lord’s Word among them and, in cases where the candidates have not yet communed, welcomes them to the Lord’s Table.” (Lutheran Service Book Agenda)
At confirmation, a young Christian declares that he or she has been baptized, confesses the faith, and shares in communion with Christ and His Church.
Mission and Vision of Confirmation
Confirmation provides a toolbox of equipping, modeling, and encouraging that promotes a lifestyle of following Jesus.
2019 Confirmation Class
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young,
but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct,
in love, in faith and in purity (1 Timothy 4:12)