CONFIRMATION

CONFIRMATION

 "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen"

 

2 Peter 3:18 

Here at Saint Mark's, confirmation is more than a class, it is a ministry through which God is active in your life. It is a time to confirm or affirm the promises made to our young people by God in their Baptism.  

Confirmation is a place where we learn about the promises God has made, why God has made them and how this impacts our lives today.  

In order to understand this, we need to look deeply into the Bible to see how God has worked throughout history and how God still continues to work today. We will also learn about Martin Luther, his understanding of the Bible, and how Luther saw faith, active, in our daily lives. 

Confirmation at Saint Mark's

Confirmation is designed for students in 7th, 8th and 9th grades.  We are happy to offer in person Confirmation this school year. Confirmation is Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.  

10th graders will meet irregularly during the months of September and October of their 10th grade year to prepare them for their actual confirmation.  

7th graders     Old Testament 

8th graders     New Testament

9th graders     Lutheran Confession 

10th graders   Faith statement

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Confirmation Students & Parents

Saint Mark’s Lutheran is excited to have our kids come back to Confirmation in person. We are always evaluating the safety of our students and teachers, please follow us on Facebook or look in your email for the latest news and updates. Thank you for your patience.

Wednesdays 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • 7th Grade - Old Testament​​

  • 8th Grade - New Testament​

  • 9th Grade - Lutheran Confessions

 

Requirements:

  • Only 2 excused absences allowed for the year. If a student misses more than 2 Wednesday confirmation classes, they need to write a paper on the subject they missed, as determined by their teacher.

 

  • Missing more than 6 total absences per church school year will result in re-taking the confirmation class

    • ex: 2 excused + 4 unexcused = 6 absences

    • This does not bar students from being confirmed, however, students will not be able to be confirmed with their original class.

 

  • Attend church on Sundays and write sermon notes

Required Sermon Notes for 2022/2023 Church School Year 

  • 7th Grade: 4 sermon notes + 4 lent

  • 8th Grade: 4 sermon notes + 4 lent

  • 9th Grade: 8 sermon notes + 4 lent

  • Students must be in-person for 50% or more of the sermon notes. For example, 7th and 8th graders must attend worship at least two times in-person and complete 2 sermon notes. For 9th graders, students must attend worship at least 4 times and complete 4 sermon notes.

  • If you are unable to meet the minimum sermon notes, make-ups can be made by going to our Facebook or website and listening to the sermon. There is a link to a Sermon Summary Form for you to fill out. This is true during Lent as well.

  • Sign up for 2 or more times helping with worship

    • Reader

    • Acolyte

    • Communion server

  

  • Sign up for 1 or more times in helping with church support activities

    • Feast & Festival

    • Church School Classroom Assistant

    • Other volunteer opportunities outside of church. Must be approved by pastor ahead of time

 

  • During Lent

    • Will attend Lenten Worship Service in lieu of confirmation class

    • Take sermon notes per required Lenten Worship Service (this is in addition to other Sunday sermon notes required).

 

  • May be asked to assist the church with various tasks i.e. serving soup supper, clean up, helping during class time, etc.

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"...the church's task is not the conquest of young people, but the teaching of the Gospel."

Dietrich Bonhoeffer