What is confirmation?
Confirmation is a period of study in which young people prepare to take on a greater responsibility in the life of the church and its mission to the world. The period of study culminates in a special "Affirmation of Baptism" worship service.
Living Word Lutheran Church offers a 2-year Confirmation program for 6th & 7th graders with a faith in action ministry/mission project in 8th grade. Confirmation is taught by Pastor Malinak as a part of the Faith Alive Youth ministry. This class is designed to provide instruction based on Luther's Small Catechism.
Class resume in September
Confirmation classes take place during Faith Alive Youth Sunday evenings, 6-8:30pm.
What are the Components of the Program?
1) Sunday evening classes during the 6th and 7th grade.
2) A shared student-led ministry/mission project in the 8th grade.
3) Three retreats involving the 6th, 7th and 8th grades.
4) Sermon Notes (15 per year)
6) Homework that provides opportunity for parent/child discussions of faith issues.
7) Memorization of The Small Catechism.
8) Writing of a faith statement.
What Topics Will Be Studied?
The topics for 2022/2023 are the Ten Commandments, Baptism, Holy Communion, Martin Luther, and Combining Bible Reading and Prayer. The topics for 2023-2024 are The Apostle's Creed, The Lord's Prayer, The Office of the Keys, Stewardship, Understanding Worship, Discerning Truth, Books of the Bible and Witnessing.
The classes are very interactive. The goal is that your child will be able to not only articulate Lutheran doctrine but be able to apply it in life situations. Each class will also emphasize the building relationship between the young people.
Call Pastor Malinak at 817-481-8626