Confirmation at Zion
Our confirmation program focuses on learning, serving, and relationship building. In our confirmation program, kids in grades 6-10 will walk with our staff, their peers, adult leaders, and our congregation members through their own faith journey. During this time, they will study an overview of the Bible and basic Lutheran beliefs along with topics such as: Old Testament, New Testament, Holy Baptism, Holy Communion, The 10 Commandments, Luther’s Small Catechism, and Lutheran living.
So...where do I start?
Great question! No matter what grade your child is in, they can jump right into our confirmation program, but here is a quick overview on where you might start.
For students in grades 6-8 confirmation is on every other week rotation. One week our 6th graders meet for class over Zoom and our 7th and 8th graders attend worship either online or in-person. The next week our 7th and 8th graders meet for class over Zoom and our 6th graders attend worship. In a year without a pandemic, things would look a little different with the rotation which would include off-site learning at one of our many partners around town.
In 9th grade, your student will meet monthly and discuss the topic of Lutheran Living with one of our pastors. When they move into 10th grade, your student will have a “Mentor Year.” This year is very important in our congregation and we feel important to your child’s faith journey. Your student will choose a congregation member to walk with them through a series of topics regarding their faith. More information will be provided to you and your student their 10th grade year.
Will my child ever get confirmed?
We believe that Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism is not the end all be all of our faith journey. We want to walk with our students as long as possible and encourage them to ask those hard questions and dive deeper into their faith. The fall of their 11th grade year is when we your child will go through their Affirmation of Baptism.