Confirmation is more than a class – it is a ministry through which God is active in your life. Confirmation will help the youth to feel more at home in the church and teach them ways to be active in the different ministries of the church.
Confirmation will teach the youth how their faith can be active in their daily life, about the promises God has made to them and how they can depend on those promises during their lives. When the youth is Confirmed, they will have a deeper, more personal and honest idea about what they believe and who God is. They will learn how to live out that faith in the church and world.
This group is led by our Youth and Family Coordinator, Rob Clarkson. All are welcome to join Confirmation at any age.
Grades 3 and 4
Students will attend a Bible Usage class in 3rd grade and a Prayer class in 4th grade. These classes are only two to three Wednesday nights per year.
Grades 5 and 6
Confirmation Classes are Wednesday nights from 6:45 to 8 p.m. These classes give students a basic understanding of the Lutheran Church. Students are expected to attend all classes.
Grades 7 and 8
Confirmation Classes are Wednesday nights from 6:45 to 8 p.m. Students will explore the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. Students are expected to attend all classes.
Students create a personal faith statement and schedule a time to meet with Pastor Josh to discuss. They share their faith statement on the date of confirmation with the congregation.
Students attend Confirmation Camp at Imago Dei Village as a 7th grader. If they are unable to attend during 7th grade, they can attend in 6th or 8th grade.
Students get involved in the community by volunteering at least 24 hours of volunteer service. The volunteer opportunities are wide open to anything the parent and student feel worthwhile. The goal is to learn compassion and the importance of helping others.
Worship, church attendance - 5th to 8th grade
Students attend 100 worship services in four year, 5th to 8th grade. Worship service attendance can be at any church and any service. If students help with worship or write a reflection, they will get double credit. The goal is to have kids at worship.
Youth Chat - 5th to 8th grade
Youth Chat is for 5th to 8th grade children who are part of the Confirmation program. The chats are typically on the second Sunday of the month from 8:15 to 8:55 p.m. The chats are informal discussions and activities on being a Christian and living your faith, which is not always easy to do in today’s society. This group is led by our Youth and Family Coordinator, Rob Clarkson, with the assistance of Brian Olsen.
Parent Chat is for parents of 5th to 8th graders who are part of the Confirmation program. The chats are on the second Sunday morning of the month from 8:15 to 8:55 a.m. The chats are informal discussions on raising kids and helping them live their faith. Concerns, joys, frustrations, celebrations, sharing what works and doesn’t work are also discussed. This group is led by our Youth and Family Coordinator, Rob Clarkson.