St. Peter's Confirmation Instruction is a 2-year program for our 7th and 8th graders. Students engage in large-group and small-group learning. Teachers use the Bible and Luther's Small Catechism as the foundations for each lesson. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the beliefs, practices, life, and mission of the Christian Church. The Word of God will guide their connection to develop the strong foundation of their faith and connect with other students. Through Confirmation instruction, students participate in Holy Communion, make a confession of faith in Christ, and publicly declare that they adhere to the teachings of the Lutheran Church.
Students who complete the requirements are confirmed the fall of their 9th grade year.
We also have optional classes for our 5th and 6th graders. Students learn about the Old Testament and New Testament to help prepare them for their future Confirmation Instruction.
At the end of a student’s 6th grade year, students are able to participate in a communion preparation class. Students and parents attend three Wednesday night classes and study what communion means to a Lutheran and help these students embrace the gift of Jesus as He speaks to them, “Given for you…for the forgiveness of sins.” Find out more details and sign up below!
5th & 6th Grade Confirmation Program:
(The 5/6 grade class is not being offered for the 2021-2022 school year. )This class is not mandatory but it gives students an introduction to Biblical topics and helps prepare them for the next level of Confirmation Classes.
7th & 8th Grade Confirmation Program:
Confirmation will be held every Wednesday from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall beginning in September. Please register your child for this year of Confirmation by filling out the form and covenant found at this link: CLICK HERE. Please also bring the $25 enrollment fee (the fee is due for both first-year and second-year confirmands).
9th Grade Confirmation Program:
9th graders in the confirmation program are ready to complete their last steps toward confirming their faith in their Lord Jesus Christ. Final Confirmation sessions will take place during youth group every Sunday from 6:30 pm - 8 pm, for the months of September & October in the Youth Room (basement of the Red School). The Confirmation Service will be held each year at 2 PM in the sanctuary on Reformation Sunday. Confirmands should be making sure that they have completed the necessary requirements to be confirmed before that time. All members of the congregation are invited to the Confirmation service to encourage these young people to stand firm in their faith. CLICK HERE to register.
Confirmation Mentors Needed:
Confirmation is about to start up again for our 7th and 8th graders and we are always in need of adult mentors for small groups. Each mentor is expected to keep a small group of junior high students on task and lead their small group in activities and discussions. All materials and activities are prepared for you ahead of time. If you think you or someone you know would be great at leading a small group of youth during our weekly Confirmation sessions, please contact church office! Confirmation class meets every Wednesday from 6:30 - 7:30 pm from September - November and January - May.