Middle school is an incredibly important time for young people — they are discovering who they are, what they like, who their friends are and what kind of person they would like to become. At Church of the Resurrection, our confirmation program helps young adults grow their childhood faith into a better understanding of what it means to be a Christian.
Confirmation education starts in 6th grade and continues until students are confirmed in the fall of their freshman year of high school. Students meet during the school year on Wednesday nights from 7 to 8:15 p.m for 6th grade and 7 to 8:30 p.m. for 7th and 8th grade.
On a typical Wednesday night, 6th-graders and 7th– and 8th-graders meet separately to learn many things about what it means to be a Lutheran and a Christian, including:
- The Apostle’s Creed and its meaning
- The Lord’s Prayer and its meaning
- The Ten Commandments
- Books of the Bible
- How to pray
- The basic tenets of the Lutheran denomination
- How to share their faith and serve the church, community, and world
- Christian denominations and world religions
Then, they retreat to their small groups — led by adult guides — where they talk about highs and lows of the day and what the lesson means in their daily lives. Once a month, students from the high school youth group join the discussions to act as mentors for the confirmation students.
The confirmation program is structured so that students have an opportunity to make Christian friends their own age. Each age group meets socially for campouts at church, weekend retreats and lock-ins. Additionally, the students participate in service projects such as Kids Against Hunger food packing at church and preparing a meal for the residents of Serenity Inns.
Students are confirmed in November of their freshman year in high school. It is an exciting time for them as they become adult members of the church and their own ministry in the church and the world. This year, the confirmation service was held November 12th.
Please contact us with any questions about joining our Confirmation program.