Confirmation classes meet Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, for young people in grades 6 to 8.
Confirmation is a time when a young person is mature enough to confirm the faith given them by the Holy Spirit and reaffirm promises that their parents and sponsors made for them when they were baptized. Messiah uses a large group/small group format for Confirmation. The students learn about the topic for the day in a large group setting, and then break into small groups of 4-6 and an adult (team leader) meets with them to review and apply the lesson.
We have a 3 year curriculum. The first year is an overview of the Bible. During the second and third years we study Luther’s Small Catechism and learn about how faith applies to our lives. Requirements for Confirmation include: sermon notes, memory work and a family assignment. Since we only cover a topic once in our three year program, the student will have a make up lesson if they miss a class. We understand the busyness of today’s family. However, we ask that for this brief time in the young person’s life that the parents and the students make Confirmation a priority.
Registration fees are $25 annually. This covers books and other Confirmation supplies, such as a Bible, Small Catechism, and messenger bag, as well as any special events done during the year as part of Confirmation class. We want to make sure that everyone can attend Confirmation. If the fee is a hardship for your family, or if you would like more information about the Confirmation program, please contact Pastor Steensma.