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So you want to go through Confirmation, huh? We are so excited for you to go on this faith journey with us! Check out the information below so you can see what Confirmation at St. Peter is all about.
Confirmation is a significant spiritual rite in which a person publicly confirms the faith given to them in their baptism. Our Confirmation Program is designed to lead students to a full life in Christ through relationships, education, service, and worship. Students who wish to participate in the Confirmation rite must complete the following minimum requirements*:
6th Grade, 7th Grade, and 8th Grade
*We are more than willing to work with you on an individual basis. If you have a unique situation that prohibits you from completing all the requirements, please reach out! DCE Kristin would be more than happy to work with you to create a program that works for you.
C4 Sunday Morning – Our C4 Middle School Youth Group currently meets on Sunday mornings from 10:00-10:45 in the Youth Room. Each meeting includes games, activities, large group, and small group time. Each year the curriculum will rotate between Old Testament, New Testament, and Life Application. Check out the C4 Schedule here.
Oasis Sunday Nights – Our Oasis High School Ministry currently meets on Sunday nights from 6:00-8:00 in the Youth Room. Students will transition into Oasis during the summer heading into their Freshman Year. Check out the Oasis Schedule here.
Additional Events or Activities – Additional activities may include First Communion instruction, retreats, Youth Gatherings, late night events, lock-ins, group outings, and mission opportunities. Activities are always posted on the Website, Facebook, Instagram (@C4_StPeter & @Oasis_StPeter), and The Pulse.
Family 15 – Family 15 is a time (approximately 15 minutes) for parents and students to chat about their life experiences over dinner, in the car, or anytime throughout the week. Prompts are provided corresponding to the C4 lesson. Family 15 questions will be posted approximately every other week. Family 15’s can be found here.
Memory Work – Memory work can be completed anytime during your Middle School years. A list of required memory work is available here. When you memorize a portion, simply recite it to DCE Kristin. Set up a time to meet with her or catch her before/after C4 so she can track your progress. St. Peter Day School students will not need to complete memory work outside of what is already assigned in the school.
Service Hours – Students may serve in any way that fits their unique abilities including, but not limited to, Usher, Acolyte, Community Threads, PADs, Encounter, assisting teachers, or tutoring. At least 5 of the 15 service hours must be completed at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Complete and turn in this form each year.
Worship – Students are encouraged to worship at St. Peter every week. To be Confirmed, students are encouraged to have 75% worship attendance. Use the Connect Card in your bulletin to reflect on the worship experience using the “Confirmation Connection” portion on the back. If you have a sibling in Confirmation, you should each grab your own bulletin. Return the cards to the ushers so we will know you were at worship. If you worship somewhere else, give that bulletin and reflection to DCE Kristin.
Check in with Pastor/DCE – During the summer before Freshman year or into the Fall, students and parents will meet with the Pastor or DCE to have a brief conversation about faith matters.
Faith Sharing Project – Confirmation is all about going public with your faith. Prior to the Confirmation Rite, students will create a project that expresses their faith or faith story using their own unique abilities. These projects will be on display on Confirmation Sunday. Projects could be a video, paper, sculpture, poem, graphic design image, music, etc.
Fall Confirmation Rite – The Confirmation Rite will take place on Reformation Sunday in October during a student’s Freshman Year of High School. Faith Projects will be displayed during all the weekend services.
Contact the church office or kharman@FullLifeInChrist.org for more information.
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