Confirmation is meaningful to our life in Christ when youth, parents, pastors, staff, and all members of the congregation actively participate. Students begin Confirmation in 6th Grade and are confirmed in October of their 9th Grade year. What an exciting gift to live in Christ together as a community of faith-we are blessed to be part of your child’s faith journey!
Confirmation meets Wednesday nights, not including holidays or breaks from school. 6th, 7th and 8th grades rotate between 5:30-6:20 pm, 7:30-8:20 pm, and Small Group Time, with Worship services at 6:30 pm every Wednesday. Confirmation Parents are asked to sign up as Table Leaders with each lesson (click HERE to Sign Up).
Service Hour Mondays:
Middle School Youth are encouraged to meet in the Youth Room Mondays after school to earn Service Hours. We will provide one hour of service hour projects to complete around the church, but offer “hang-out” time as well. Youth usually arrive around 3:30 pm and are welcome to stay as late as 7:30 pm. Food and Drink are provided. We do not meet on Mondays when there is no school. Join Us!
9th Grade Confirmation:
9th Grade is an important year for our Confirmation youth. After three years together, we call upon our youth to affirm their faith and baptism. Without the weekly lessons, we ask our 9th Grade youth to join High School Youth in the Youth Room Wednesdays after 6:30 Worship.
As we walk through this process together, we ask our 9th grade youth to consider what they’ve learned, and how they plan to move forward in living out their faith. Youth will complete a one-on-one meeting with Pastor Bob before being Confirmed and are invited to Worship Services Saturday and Sunday of Reformation Weekend, which is usually the last weekend in October to Affirm their Faith. Please email Ashley or Pastor Bob with any Questions.
Why Join Confirmation?
This is the question to ask yourself before joining. We are two 8th graders about to be confirmed and we have the answers. We joined confirmation because our parents signed us up. But, we stayed because it added a weekly renewal of faith into our lives. Confirmation was something to look forward to every week. It was not stressful, or demanding, but just fun. One of our favorite parts of confirmation was Pastor Bob. We loved his stories and lessons, and the way he went about teaching us. Good Shepherd has a wonderful youth program that focuses on the love of God and creating a more positive environment for everyone.
Confirmation is a great way to make new friends and strengthen your relationship with God. It is a once a week activity that is expense free for all. Trips that are available include Camp of the Cross, rafting, canoeing, etc. They are SUPER fun and another great reason to join confirmation. These trips cost money, but if money is a problem our church will help out. Also, lock-in’s happen at least once a year and are not something you want to miss. They are filled with candy, (just as every confirmation class at Good Shepherd is!) movies, games, and fun!
Overall confirmation is definitely worth your time. From weekly meetings to fun summer trips there are many reasons to join confirmation. So now when you think about joining confirmation or why you joined confirmation you have the answers.