Confirmation is a public rite of the church preceded by a period of instruction designed to help baptized Christians identify with the life and mission of the Christian community.

From Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation, question #306

WHY CONFIRMATION

1.) Confirmation is a re-affirmation of one’s baptism. It is an opportunity to learn more deeply on what it means to be a baptized child of God.

2.) Confirmation provides further instruction in the sacramental life, increasing the catechumen’s understanding of Christ’s gifts.

PURPOSE

The purpose of confirmation is to prepare the catechumen for a commitment to a life of Christian discipleship.

OUR GOAL

Our goal is to prepare young people to make confident, public confession of their faith. We will do everything within our power – together – to help them understand the gift of Christ’s forgiveness and how that is expressed in worship and life. Our practice is pretty simple: teach kids the Catechism and help them begin to live it out.

KEY DATES

for 2017-2018

  • Sun, Aug 27, 2017. Signed “Covenant of Participation” turned in.
  • Sun, Sept 10, 2017.  Confirmation pre-requisites completed and tested.
  • 7th Grade Foundation Knowledge Deadlines
    • Sept 30, 2017: Apostles’ Creed: Art. 2-3 + Explanations
    • Oct 31, 2017: Holy Baptism 1-4 + Explanations
    • Nov 30, 2017: Sac. of the Altar: Qs 1-4 + Explanations
    • Dec 17, 2017: Lord’s Prayer: Intro-2nd Pet + Explanations
    • Wed, Jan 31, 2018. Lord’s Prayer: 3rd-6th Pet + Explanations
    • Wed, Feb 14, 2018. Lord’s Prayer: 7th Pet & Conc. + Explanations
    • Wed, Mar 28, 2018. Confession & Ofc of the Keys + Explanations
    • Sun, Apr 30, 2017. Commandments 5-10 + Explanations
  • Sun, Dec 17, 2017. Foundational Knowledge deadline for Spring Confirmation.
  • May 6, 2018. Spring Confirmation at 8:00 am service.
  • May 23, 2018. 2018-2019 Confirmation Meeting.
  • June 24, 2017. Summer Confirmation at 8:00 am service.