Our grade 7 and 8 Confirmation Class meets with the Pastor on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. During these two year of study the students are encouraged to grow in Scripture, in the knowledge and love of God and in faith in Christ as their Saviour. Together we study the central teachings of the Lutheran church - we are saved by grace through faith in Christ - God planted that faith in me by His Word and Spirit at baptism and continues to make that faith grow - He feeds our faith in the Lord's Supper where we receive the true body and blood of Christ together with the bread and wine. We also learn to pray together, for ourselves, for each other, for the Church and others. Together we are challenged to live a life of service to Christ and His Church by using our unique Spiritual Gifts for Him. We also grow in fellowship together in the Body of Christ.
In the Wednesday class we use Luther's Catechism as a companion to the Bible, as well as a catechism workbook. Because the grade sevens and eights attend together, we follow a year-A, year-B cycle. In year A our focus is on the Ten Commandments and Apostles Creed. Year B looks at Baptism, Prayer, Confession and the Lord's Supper.
The class also meets on Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour. Our confirmands assist as acolytes for worship and are encouraged to take part in youth activities. They also help with selected service opportunities for the congregation throughout the year. If you see them with a pencil in hand during worship, they are writing a worship report to be handed in.