Confirmation prepares God’s children to reaffirm the faith that was given to them in their Baptism. Classes meet Wednesdays from 5:55 - 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.
In order to help children learn the Christian faith and grow in what they believe, Messiah uses a large group/small group format. First, everyone enrolled in confirmation meets as a large group for the main lesson. Then the students 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 that rotates each year. The 3 years are: "An Walk Through the Bible," "Lutheranism 101: The Small Catechism," and "Your Faith: How to Know, Share, and Defend It." For 2013-2014, our topic is "Your Faith: How to Know, Share, and Defend It"
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. This covers books and other confirmation supplies, such as a Bible, a workbook, text book, a Bible marking kit, and a journal. If the fee is a hardship for your family, or if you would like more information about the confirmation program, please contact Pastor Chris or Phyllis Grubb.
Confirmation orientation for youth and parents is on Wednesday September 4th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Please bring the registration form and medical release form with you on the first night. Please try to get here by 5:30 pm to register, so that we can start promptly at 6:00 pm. There will be a meal provided by Messiah in the Crossroads for confirmation staff and families from 4:45-6:00 pm. Hope you can join us as we start another exciting year!
2013-2014 Confirmation Schedule
Messiah Lutheran Church and Preschool -LCMS
2848 County Road H2 - Mounds View - 55112 - (763) 784-1786
Worship Times: 7:30 am, 8:45 am, 11:00 am
Bible Study and Sunday School: 10:00 am