Confirmation ministry at First Lutheran is teen–relevant, age-appropriate, active, modern, and theologically sound.
We seek to take the faith given by God in baptism and nourish it in ways that our youth discover Faith Alive!
Filling out this form is only necessary if you 1) missed orientation AND 2) are new to First Lutheran
Turn form into/mail to the church office, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have registered for confirmation or Sunday school in years past, there is no need to fill out this blank registration form; we have your information already on file… to verify your information, please contact Andy at 608.783.2236 or email@example.com.
Celebrating the hard work of our confirmands these past four years! Wed, Oct 24, 6pm
Upcoming Confirmation ElectiveS
Confirmands in grades 8 and 9 are expected to attend three electives per year. Upcoming elective options are listed below…
Pstr Mandy France & Dr. Ayaz Virji share their story of confronting Islamophobia in rural MN; dates & locations vary
See God’s creation through your camera’s lens, Sun, Oct 7, 12pm
Get started on researching your genealogy, Tues, Oct 30, 6:30pm
Presented by Steve Spilde, Sun, Nov 11, 6:30pm
Take a trip to the MMAM to learn & practice Visio Divina, Sat, Nov 17, 10:30am–4pm
Presented by Pastor Libby Howe, Sun, Dec 9, 6pm
Past Confirmation Electives
This timeline is meant to describe the basic shape of the Confirmation Program. Specific dates will be provided as events and milestones come closer.
Grade 6: Confirmation Bible Year. Class on Sundays, 9:15am
Grade 7: Confirmation Small Catechism Year. Class on Sundays, 9:15am
In 6th and 7th grade, our kids meet on Sundays from 9:15–10:15am on the same schedule as our Sunday School. 6th grade is taught by lay leaders and is devoted to Bible stories. This is the time when kids get more deeply familiar with Biblical characters and the overall Biblical narrative from the creation story in Genesis to the new creation story in the gospels. The pastors will share teaching duties for 7th grade which will be devoted to the lessons of Luther’s Small Catechism.
Confirmation Camp at Sugar Creek
(summer between grades 7 & 8)
Grade 8: Small groups every Wednesday, 7pm
Attend three elective courses
Grade 9: Small groups every Wednesday, 7pm
Attend three elective courses
In 8th and 9th grade, our kids meet on Wednesdays for worship at 6:15pm, and then for small groups from 7–8pm. For these two years, confirmands meet in small groups every week to begin learning to receive the gift of Christian fellowship as they not only share and listen to each other’s highs and lows, but they will also use this time to process faith questions raised in workshops. In addition to the small groups First expects confirmands to participate in three elective options each year, which are listed above.
Grade 10: Faith Stories, Affirmation of Baptism Service
10th graders meet on Wednesdays from 7–8pm for six weeks in September and October before their rehearsal/celebration in October and confirmation day. We will use the Wednesdays in September and early October to prepare for confirmation Sunday and to think about what happens next? (Peer Ministry, we hope! It’s their choice.)
Opportunities for Service
Please choose between one and one hundred of these opportunities. Let your guide or Pastor Stanton know you are interested and they will link you up.
Special Service Opportunities
Holy week creative team for worship planning (talk to Pastor Karyn if interested)
Sunday School assistant (talk to Beth if interested)
Sunday School music helper (talk to Beth if interested)
Service Opportunities In the Community
We are on the search for faithful adults who are willing to spend an hour each week with our confirmation youth. You don’t need to know the Bible backwards and forwards and you don’t need a seminary degree! All you need is a heart for the youth of our church!
We are collecting indoor and outdoor hats for local hospitals and the Hats Off for Cancer National Drive. We are asking for NEW hats and head scarves. Indoor hats are especially appreciated! The drive will take place Nov. 20—Dec. 18, with a special offering during the service on Dec. 18. Look for collection bins in the narthex.
Every year our confirmands share their faith stories with their church family. View the most recent one below.
Have a question about confirmation at First Lutheran? Use the form below to contact Pastor Stanton.