Confirmation

Confirming the beliefs of the faith given through baptism.

Confirmation at Immanuel is open to any student in 5th grade or older who is ready to learn more about the Lutheran Church and what it means to walk in the Christian faith. This program is designed to bring not only head knowledge, but a love for their gift of faith.

 

Parents bring their children to baptism because God first laid it on their heart to pass on the faith to their children. Immanuel’s Confirmation program is one of the tools that we provide to our families to help continue passing on the faith to their children. Confirmation is the teaching of the faith, and specifically the beliefs of Christianity/Lutheranism. As Christians our faith is never complete, for we are always learning more about our Lord and faith through life-long experiences and growth. As your family enters into the Confirmation program you will find that you and your child will become engaged in the Word of God, interested in speaking about faith with others, and changed as a result of their growing faith. The goals of Confirmation are three-fold. Each student will be required to meet each of these three goals, as they begin their confirmation of faith.

  1. Each student will know the core beliefs of the faith into which they were baptized.
  2. Each student will be taught to embrace the faith into which they were baptized.
  3. Each student will be taught to explain and live out their faith with others.

Our congregation partners with the Lutheran High School Association in providing financial support to students attending a Lutheran high school. In order for students to be considered for this scholarship, they must be a confirmed member.

With precautions in mind due to the current pandemic, Confirmation will be done in the homes under the guidance of our Confirmation staff and mentors. Lessons will be provided to parents that are interactive with some video teaching from our staff.  The lessons can be done at a student’s pace but need to be completed in order to move on to the next semester’s lessons. Modules covering catechism topics will also be held the first Wednesday evening of October, November, February, and March at 7pm (if we are unable to meet in person, they will be done virtually).   Each module must be completed as a requirement of the Confirmation program. Mentors will be assigned to each student as a resource for questions, guidance and further faith discussions.  

For more information please send us an email or give us a call.