Our Confirmation ministry is an important part of the life-long process of spiritual growth. During this time, we want to assist parents in their primary role as teachers of the faith. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we desire to instill and integrate the basic truths of the Christian faith into the hearts, minds, and lives of our young people. Our intention is for them to continue walking in faith with our Lord Jesus, strengthened in and through the Sacraments (Baptism and Holy Communion) and the Word of God. This is designed for students grades 7th-9th with the Rite of Confirmation at the end of 9th Grade.
The 7th and 8th Grade Class is taught by Pastor Dan Bodin, meeting Sunday mornings during the Christian Education Hour (9:30-10:30 am). The class is designed to help teach the chief parts of Christian doctrine drawn from the Scriptures and outlined by Dr. Martin Luther in the Small Catechism. New learning for 7th and 8th graders will include a large group class setting taught by Pastor Bodin, with discussion, memorization, prayer, serving others, and assisting with worship outside of class (ie. acolyting). We desire to help these youth be “living catechisms” for others by also discussing the assigned questions and answers in their Luther’s Small Catechism.
Click here for a class schedule for the 7/8th Grade Confirmation Class.
Grade 9 is taught by Pastor Bob Gehrke, meeting Wednesday Evenings from 7:30-8:30pm. Our ninth grade year is centered on ‘Living as Lutherans.’ We will study a variety of topics to help them grow in their faith. Pastor Gehrke will give students tools to use based on God’s Word to live as a faithful child of God.
Click here for a class schedule for the 9th Grade Confirmation Class.
Click here to download a complete overview of our Confirmation process.