What is Confirmation?
Confirmation is a public profession of faith that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. Also called “affirmation of baptism.” Confirmation is a mature and public reaffirmation of the faith which “marks the completion of the congregation’s program of confirmation ministry”. Confirmation is not the “end” of one’s faith journey, nor is it equivalent to salvation, but is a beginning to a life guided by our Heavenly Father, through faith in Christ Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Participation in Confirmation is typically completed in grades 6-9, yet all ages are welcome to attend classes. Students are invited to participate in classes which meet each Wednesday evening from 6:45 to 8:00 pm, September through May.
When does a person confirm their faith?
When a person has completed the Confirmation requirements and profess their faith in Christ Jesus as their Lord and Savior, they may participate in the Confirmation Service held in the Fall of each year. The Confirmation Services will be held this year on October 21st, 2018 during the 10:30 a.m. worship service.
What are the requirements for Confirmation students?
- Participate in classes held during the normal school year, Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 8:00.
- Participate in a Saturday retreat – during the final semester of their confirmation program.
- Confirmation camp – the summer between 7th and 8th Gr. One week at camp or take home packet.
- Regularly attend Worship and complete 40 sermon notes during the two years of class.
- Complete required service work—30 service hours in church and/or community– max. of 6 hrs. per activity.
- Complete a written Faith Statement/project for presentation to parents, mentors, congregation members at the Saturday retreat prior to confirmation.
- Choose a scripture verse as their personal favorite.
As acolytes for our worship services, the confirmation students are completing some of their required service work. Click here for the current acolyte schedule.
“Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7