Confirmation at Faith is a three year program for students in grades 6-8, with the service to celebrate their Affirmation of Baptism taking place in the fall of their 9th grade year.
These youth attend class on Wednesday evenings, and learn about their faith, their baptismal promises, and what it means to become a confirmed member of the church.
Lesson topics include: The Old Testament, New Testament, Martin Luther and the Reformation, Ten Commandments, Apostles' Creed, etc. They are also responsible to take "notes" during worship. If you are visiting another church some weekend you may take a sermon note from them.
A look at a typical Wednesday schedule:
6:35pm Large Group Activities
7:00pm Small Group Discussion
During Lent, students are paired up with a member of the congregation who will be their confirmation mentor; they go to worship together if possible and then head to large group together where they have discussions led by a Pastor or our Children, Youth and Family Ministry Director.
Adult volunteers act as Confirmation Guides for small groups during the year. These are typically led by two adult leaders. Youth also participate in several service projects throughout the year.
Affirmation of Baptism service takes place the last Sunday in October on Reformation Sunday.