Youth in 6th-8th grades participate in confirmation to affirm the promises that were made for them in baptism through small groups every Sunday night through the months of September-May. In addition to regular worship, students take classes, go on retreats to Bethel Horizons, and participate in service work to be God’s hands at work in the world.
- Confirmation meets every Sunday night, 6-7:30pm for pizza, large group games, and small group Bible study.
- Classes are offered primarily on Sunday mornings with other options available.
Classes are offered as an opportunity for an in-depth examination of how we fit into God’s story. Classes will have a particular emphasis on the Bible, faith practices and Lutheran foundations, or the role of society and culture in faith.
Please participate in 20 classes (40 hours) throughout your confirmation experience. If you have taken classes in previous years, count the hours toward your total rather than the category.
Confirmation Retreats happen each year in fall and spring at Bethel Horizons. Confirmation students are invited to participate in at least three during their confirmation journey!
Submit Confirmation Service Hours Online
Confirmation students are asked to complete 15 hours (current 7th & 8th graders) or 20 hours (current 6th graders) of service to the community during their time in confirmation. Please submit your recorded hours on the form below as you go!
Volunteers for Confirmation
The confirmation program is going to have a little bit of a new look this year, and we need your participation to make it so. Please start to prayerfully consider how you might support the faith formation of our youth with strong intergenerational relationships. Opportunities will include leading small groups on Sunday nights, being someone’s mentor, responding to the youths’ self-study units, and teaching a small module yourself (with support!). If you have experience, knowledge, concern, or interest in the following issues that face kids today, you have something incredibly important to share in a module (e.g. bullying, money and materialism, religious art or music, gossip, screen time). For more information or even a simple conversation to discern your way, connect with Pastor John or Pam Shellberg (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).