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
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.
The purpose of confirmation is to prepare the catechumen for a commitment to a life of Christian discipleship.
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.
Sunday, September 9, 2018. Signed “Covenant of Participation” turned in. Pre-requisites completed and tested. Public confirmation begins.
Friday, January 11, 2019. Foundational knowledge deadline for Spring confirmands. (End of SPLS 2nd qtr. Catechumens significantly behind are notified that spring confirmation may not be possible.)
Sunday, May 5, 2019. Spring Confirmation at 8:00 am service.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019. 2019-2020 Confirmation Meeting.
Sunday, June 23, 2019. Summer Confirmation at 8:00 am service.