"I gained a deeper understanding of being a Christian in the world today. One of my favorite parts about confirmation was being able to worship and learn in a fun environment around my peers. The small groups were a great way to share and connect."
- 2022 Confirmation Student
St. John's Confirmation program instructs the student in the study of God's word and Lutheran Doctrine, equips them to become disciples serving in the community and our church, and empowers them to develop attitudes like that of Christ Jesus our Lord. While in Confirmation, students will CONNECT with God and His people in Worship, GROW together through Life Groups and faith events, and SHARE Christ with their words, service and resources.
The Confirmation program is designed for students in 8th grade. However, students who are slightly younger or older have been accepted into the program. The program is completely separate from the school. Confirmation is not the graduation ceremony, but a Faith Stepping Stone in our children's personal faith journey and enables them to take ownership of their faith, confirm what they believe in, and become members of St. John's Lutheran Church.
There are 5 components that make-up our Confirmation Program 1) Regular worship attendance and serving 4 times as an acolyte. 2) Attend 6 Large Group Teaching Sessions. 3) Attend 6 Small Group Fellowship Sessions hosted by parents 4) Complete 2 service projects; 1 as a small group and 1 as a whole Confirmation class 5) Attend the Confirmation Retreat at Thousand Pines Camp.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FRIDAY, Oct. 15
Parent Orientation Meeting
Sunday, Sept 17 -- 11:45am in THE GARAGE (youth room)
2023-24 Confirmation Large Group Schedule
Sunday, Oct. 1 - 1-3:30 Sunday, Jan. 28 - 1-3:30
Sunday, Nov. 5 - 1-3:30 Sunday, Mar. 3 - 1-3:30
Sunday, Dec. 3 - 1-3:30 Sunday, Apr. 14 - 1-3:30
Confirmation Retreat - March 15-17, 2024 at Thousand Pine Camp in Crestline, CA
Confirmation Small Group Leader
Would you be interested in serving as a Confirmation Small Group Leader? The leader is someone that is committed to the further spiritual development of the youth in their care. They will meet with their small group 6 times throughout the school year and lead one service project for their group. If you are interested, CLICK HERE to complete the application. Please contact Jim Meyer with any questions.
Sanctuary Acolyte Sign-ups
The word acolyte means a “companion” or “one who helps.” If you accept this position you will be serving as a companion or helper to the pastor: performing a number of important functions before, during, and at the close of the Sunday worship services such as lighting altar candles.