2018-19 Ignite Confirmation Registration for 9th Graders

Why do we do this?

Confirmation ministry at Faith Lutheran is one of the most important elements of our faith formation program.

Students in 7th, 8th, and 9th Grade are on the edge of independence. They are ready to think for themselves and learn and absorb the lessons of the Bible, to evaluate and experience how God is with each and everyone of them in everyday life.

Living Faithful Lives

Confirmation is not an ending of the faith-forming process, nor is it a graduation. Rather the day on which each young person is confirmed is a send off to lives of more grown up faith.

In the spring of their 9th Grade year, these young people will stand in front of their Faith Lutheran family to publicly “take ownership” of their own faith. Each of the young people is supported on this journey of faith in personal and trusted relationships. Each will experience caring conversation and faith talk with their parents, peers, Small Group guide, their mentor and church staff.

It is our intent to make Ignite as meaningful and memorable for 7th, 8th & 9th grade students as we can.  This spring, we’ve done lots of evaluating and planning.  We take our role very seriously.  Faith Lutheran partners with parents in the formation of the faith for our children.  We need to reach them where they are.  We guide them as they explore faith in personal and trusted relationships. Using the Bible, technology, games and active learning activities, each week’s meeting will be a new adventure.

What is Required of 9th Graders to be Confirmed?

 

Welcome to 9th Grade Confirmation!  

Greetings 9th grade parents and students!  Summer is coming to a close, and it's time to look forward to completing the final year of confirmation and transitioning a great year of senior high ministry!  

Please save the date for our Affirmation of Baptism service which will occur this year on Sunday, April 28th, 2018.

Other Important Dates:

September 9th - Guide Orientation

September 16th - Meet and Greet/9th-Grade Orientation for Guides, Parents, and Students 

Mandatory -- This is a time for students and parent to get oriented to the final year of confirmation, reunite with small group guides, and have some fun!

October 21st - NO CLASS -- MEA

April 12th-14th -  Retreat at Green Lake Bible Camp!  Come make your confirmation stoles and discover your spiritual gifts to prepare for your big day!  

 

This year, there will be 7 weekly classes from September 23rd to November 11th.

Attendance is Mandatory for these final 7 sessions with confirmation guides and small groups.

 

All 9th Graders are ALSO encouraged to join us for Wednesday PM High Youth Group!!!!!

Open to all 9th – 12th Grade students. Students can come discover how they can learn how to be for God and for others through word, service, fun and fellowship. Friends are always welcome! 9th Grade students must attend at least three times a month to get credit.

Wednesday Evenings @ 8:15pm in the Youth Room starting Sep 19.

 

More information to come at Orientation meeting! 

 

Student Participant Information

Church Member? *

Household Contact Information

Relationship to participant: *
 

Baptism Information

Confirmation is an extension of the baptism celebration.  Children can be enrolled in Confirmation without being baptized, but they must be baptized before the completion of the confirmation program.
If yes, complete information below.  Otherwise, contact the church office for more information on baptism. 

Mentor Contact Information

Confirmation mentors are adults who meet with each confirmand several times through the confirmation experience.  Please provide the name of an influential adult who will serve as your child's mentor. 

Mentors should be someone from Faith Lutheran Church.


Contact the church office for more information on mentors.
Do you have an idea of who will serve as your child's mentor? *
If "yes," please complete information below.

Parent Volunteer Roles

The parent’s role in faith formation must not be overlooked.  Studies have proven that the influence of a parent is the most present and important influence. Whether we like it or not parents, our children are watching us and taking their cues from us.

Parents are encouraged to take turns in spending quality time with their student’s small group. In fact, two nights are designated as Parents & Popcorn Nights. This will be a time for parents, students and Small Group Guides to connect by discussing the theme for the night, sharing stories, snacking on popcorn, playing a game and more.
 
We at Faith, expect that each parent will support the Small Group Guides, their students and the church. There are plenty of other opportunites in which you can do this. 

Game leaders, musicians, snack providers, drivers, service project helpers, special project leader/assistant and so much more!

Please let us know how you can help out this next year. 

How will you be able to assist with 9th Grade Ignite Confirmation? *

Questions about IGNITE Confirmation?

Email:  ally@waconiafaithlutheran.com
952-442-2101

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