What is Confirmation Ministry?
Thank you for taking time to learn more about Confirmation ministry at St John. We hope that the contents of this handbook will be helpful to you in describing “what” and “how” we do Confirmation at St John.
At its heart, Confirmation ministry at St John is about passing on faith to students in 7th – 9th grades in a way that they can use it in their daily lives. Confirmation ministry always seems to be under construction in the church, and that is because we as leaders are trying to discover what it is that God is doing in students’ lives and what we can do to help them discover their faith.
The weekly lessons will emphasize:
Bible: how to read, get around, and use it for daily life.
Small Catechism: why the Lord’s Prayer, 10 Commandments, and
the Apostle’s Creed are teachings we still can use today.
The story of the Church how God continues to work through history
and our lives in lots of ways
Our hope is that this ministry will teach students what it means to be Disciples of Christ, encourage them to be active members of the St. John community, and send them out into the world with the language and confidence to live out their Lutheran faith.
Pr. Dave Kebschull, Steve Ferguson, & Jon Fry