Why do we do confirmation?
Confirmation is the process through which we share our faith stories and traditions with our middle school youth as they mature in their Christian faith and claim as their own the promises of Holy Baptism.
How are these purposes accomplished?
"The more you and your child participate in this ministry, the more likely you and she/he will find meaning in it and in the faith we strive to nurture in this ministry." Pastor Chris Duckworth, New Joy Lutheran Church, Westifeld, IN
The 6th grade Confirmation year will provide a solid overview of the Bible focusing on conversations and lessons matching the weekly Bible readings in worship. If students do not yet have a Bible, please contact Pastor Eric and he will make sure they get one. The class will meet on Sunday mornings in the Conference Room.
The 7th and 8th grade confirmation classes will study Martin Luther, the Ten Commandments, Faith in Life, the Apostle’s Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Sacraments. Using curriculum based in Luther’s Small Catechism the classes will learn how a Lutheran faith built in their lives today is rooted in ancient teachings.
Catechism Classes will meet on Wednesday evening at 6:30pm. On Sunday morning students are invited to participate in a “hang-out” time with games and conversation. 8th grade students will pair with mentors in the Spring.
The 9th grade confirmation class will have five main components to their year:
Lock-In – November – introduce Faith Statements
Retreat – January – finalize faith statements with mentors
Meeting with Pastor Eric to discuss their faith statement
Sunday Mornings with High School Group
In February our students participate in the Affirmation of Baptism Service
February 26, 2017