The Rite of Confirmation

Confirmation class 2019

Students who have participated in Confirmation Classes are honored during a Sunday ceremony in May.  The Confirmation Service is a special recognition of young adults who confirm or affirm the promises made by God in Baptism.  Students publicly announce their understanding of responsibilities as Christians and the forgiving power of the risen Christ.  They declare their intent to spread the good news of God’s love in Christ through loving and serving others.

Confirmation Classes

Confirmation “class” is a place where young people learn about the promises God has made them and how this impacts their lives today. To understand this, we look deeply into the Word of God and see how God has worked throughout history and continues to work today.

What Grades are involved?  6th, 7th and 8th graders

What do they study?  There are 3 modules:
Old Testament The Apostle’s Creed
New Testament The Lord’s Prayer
The 10 Commandments Lutheran Life (Baptism and Communion)

When are classes held? Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

How are classes taught? Our program is set up using a Large Group and Small Group format.  The Large Group consists of all students in the same grade level taught by an adult.  The Small Group consists of six to eight students led by an adult.  The purpose of the Large Group is to present the main concept while the Small Group discusses how the concept relates to our lives today and shares a time of friendship and prayer.

What is the goal of Confirmation? The goal is for the students to understand how the Biblical material is relevant to THEM as they live their entire lives in relationship with God and with one another.

What classes are offered this year?

2019/2020 Fall Winter

6th Grade (22) Old Testament Ten Commandments
7th Grade (21) Apostle’s Creed Ten Commandments
8th Grade (20) Apostle’s Creed Lutheran Life

Questions? Contact Pastor Rich at rsteensma@messiah-lutheran.org.

Confirmation

Confirmation classes meet Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, for young people in grades 6 to 8.