"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 is a milestone 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.