Confirmation is a public rite of the church preceded by a period of instruction designed to help baptized Christians identify with the life and mission of the Christian community.
-Luther's Small Catechism
Concordia recognizes that Confirmation is a significant spiritual rite, but that it is also a process. Through instruction, we hope that youth learn about their Christian faith, continue to experience what it means to be a member of the body of Christ, and are encouraged to consider how they intend to live out their lives as Christians. The process culminates with the confirmand making a public confession of their faith through their Confirmation vows.
Our Confirmation is a three year commitment to growing in one’s faith to the point of dependence on God (6th grade, 7th grade and 8th grade with the Rite of Confirmation in October of their 9th grade year). The goal is really two fold: head knowledge and heart application. It is expected that during these three years of commitment, a student will trust fully in Christ as his/her Lord and Savior. Confirmation at Concordia is an interactive, hands on and learning based model.
Confirmation for 2017/2018 begins Wednesday, September 20.
- 6th graders meet the 1st Wednesday of the month from 7:00-8:00pm
- 7th graders meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7:00-8:00pm
- 8th graders meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7:00-8:00pm
6TH GRADE CONFIRMATION
Each student is placed in a family group led by one of four staff to study the Old and New Testament for the year. These groups are formed based on teaching/learning styles, personality assessment, and parent input from the parent meetings we've had. We believe Confirmation should be focused on individualized faith development, intentional community, and consistency in order to help each student take hold of who God has made them to be and to walk daily in that faith.
7TH/8TH GRADE CONFIRMATION
Each student must complete all four classes of 10 different modules. The modules are based around Scripture, the Catechism, and life as a Christian. At the beginning of each semester, a schedule of when each of the 10 modules will be taught is sent out and the students register for those they still need to complete the journey.