Confirmation

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!


Confirmation Downloads


Upcoming Events

Upcoming Confirmation ElectiveS

Confirmands in grades 8 and 9 are expected to attend three electives per year. Upcoming elective options are listed below…

Past Confirmation Electives


Confirmation Timeline

This timeline is meant to describe the basic shape of the Confirmation Program. Specific dates will be provided as events and milestones come closer.

Act I

  • 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.  

Act II

  • 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.

Act III 

  • 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

Service Opportunities In the Community

The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
— 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

Updates


FAITH STORIES

Every year our confirmands share their faith stories with their church family. View the most recent one below.



Questions?

Have a question about confirmation at First Lutheran? Use the form below to contact Pastor Stanton.

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