CONFirmation at St. Paul-Reformation

When children are brought to the saving waters of baptism, their families and sponsors make promises on their behalf.  Part of this life of baptism is continued reflection on the Christian faith as well as engagement with the Christian tradition.  Confirmation - grades 7, 8, and 9 - takes up this task in a three-year cycle specifically designed to emphasize fluency with the biblical story, familiarity and grounding in the Lutheran tradition, and service to neighbor.  This program is free and open to all, and you do not need to be a member of St. Paul-Reformation to participate.  In cases where a person is not baptized, Confirmation ministry can lead to baptism.  You can learn more about expectations, curriculum, and calendar in our "Confirmation Handbook" for 2016-17, which you can get by clicking here. 

If you have some questions or would like to register, you can e-mail us here and we'll get you all set up and on your way!

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Year One (Grade 7): New and Old Testament

The first year of Confirmation focuses on the biblical story: going deeper into the basic stories of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures and gaining increased familiarity with the use and structure of the Bible.  Using the "Here We Stand" Curriculum of Augsburg Fortress, times of learning are coupled with times of worship and service.

Year Two (Grade 8): New and Old Testament

The second year of study (8th Grade) continues to focus on the stories of the Bible and biblical fluency.  The second year examines stories not covered in the first, and is a continuation of the curriculum ("Here We Stand" of Augsburg Fortress) that was used in Year One (Grade 7).  Service projects, involvement in the life of the parish, and worship attendance are expected.

Year Three: LUtheran Year

The third year of Confirmation (Grade 9) focuses intensely on Luther's "Small Catechism" and grounding in the Lutheran Tradition.  Again, using the curriculum of "Here We Stand," this year focuses on the Ten Commandments, the Creeds, the Sacraments, and Christian service to neighbor.