Confirmation classes, also called affirmation of baptism, are typically provided for students in grades 7-9 but open to anyone who is interested in being confirmed. Throughout confirmation preparation, students discuss Bible, theology, Luther’s Small Catechism, social justice and how it is that we live out our Christian faith. Prior affirmation of baptism, students create a faith statement which they read during worship services prior to confirmation day. If you are interested in pursuing affirmation of baptism, please contact Pastor Jen.
The education process for affirmation of baptism has three different components.
Those seeking to affirm their baptism participate in monthly mini-retreats. Often, but not always, these retreats are scheduled after a church service from noon-4pm. Mini-retreats have four components. First we eat a meal together, then we participate in some kind of service project. Afterwards we take time for education and study, concluding with a small worship service.
Sunday morning confirmation classes are offered beginning in September during the education hour from 9:15-10:20am. These classes focus on a variety of topics involving Bible, Theology, and social justice and are taught by our liason to education, Kirsten Mebust.
Students are paired with a mentor from the congregation. Together they discuss questions of faith and share their stories. Students typically meet with their mentors a few times over the course of the year and often try to participate in a service project together.