Confirmation

This two-year-program for seventh and eighth-grade students focuses on enhancing their knowledge of the Bible, the Christian faith, Lutheran doctrine and how to apply these principles to daily life. Confirmation-age youth also enjoy a variety of activities, including retreats, and day and overnight events. At the end of this two-year program, through the rite of Confirmation, these young men and women become adult members of the Lutheran Church. The class meets from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays during the school year in the Dugout/the Bethlehem Room.

At Ascension Lutheran Church, Confirmation is primarily for 7th and 8th grade students. According to Luther’s Small Catechism, confirmation is the rite by which a baptized person renews his or her baptismal vow, publicly confesses his/her faith, and is received into membership by the congregation. Confirmation is a time of preparation for baptized Christians to publicly profess that they do indeed believe these things promised for them in their baptism. It is a passing of the torch, if you will, from parental responsibility to personal responsibility for one’s own Christian faith.

Goals

To help each student experience a sense of “community,” that is, what it means to belong to the Christian family we call the church;

To enhance and encourage a trusting faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior;

To gain knowledge concerning the Bible, the Christian faith, Lutheran doctrine, the Church and the world;

To maintain or develop a healthy attitude towards the Church.

Weekly Schedule

Classes, except for two mini-retreats, take place on Thursdays:

5:00 p.m. – Recreation in Pederson Hall

5:30 p.m. – Dinner in Pederson Hall (mandatory)

6:00 p.m. – Sonlight Choir in the Modular, Study Hall in the Bethlehem Room.

6:45 p.m. – Class time: 7th grade meets in the “The Dugout”. 8th grade meets in the Bethlehem Room.

7:30 p.m. – Parent pick up

Please fill out a medical release form so we have it on file for any of the off campus events. We only need one form filled out for the full year. Medical release forms can be completed in the church office, or click on the link below to print and complete the form. We count on parental involvement in this ministry with opportunities for everyone to assist!

Medical Release Form

See the church calendar for specific dates, events and times.