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.
From Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation, question #306
1.) Confirmation is a re-affirmation of one’s baptism. It is an opportunity to learn more deeply on what it means to be a baptized child of God.
2.) Confirmation provides further instruction in the sacramental life, increasing the catechumen’s understanding of Christ’s gifts.
The purpose of confirmation is to prepare the catechumen for a commitment to a life of Christian discipleship.
Our goal is to prepare young people to make confident, public confession of their faith. We will do everything within our power – together – to help them understand the gift of Christ’s forgiveness and how that is expressed in worship and life. Our practice is pretty simple: teach kids the Catechism and help them begin to live it out.
- Sunday, September 11 – Public school confirmation class begins
- Sunday, September 18 – Turn in signed “Covenant of Participation.”
- Sunday, December 18 – Foundational Knowledge Assessment (8th grade catechumens significantly behind are notified that spring confirmation may not be possible.)
- Sunday, March 12 – Foundational Knowledge Assessment
- Sunday, May 7 – Spring Confirmation at 8:00 am service.
- Sunday, May 21 – Last day of public school confirmation