Why do we do this?
Confirmation ministry at Faith Lutheran is one of the most important elements of our faith formation program.
Students in 9th Grade are growing in their independence as they start high school. They are thinking for themselves, and need the tools to take the lessons they have learned in confirmation and to evaluate and experience how God is with each and every one of them in everyday life.
Building a Toolbox
In the spring of their 9th Grade year, these young people will stand in front of their Faith Lutheran family to make their unique adult commitment to 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.
In 9th Grade IGNITE, we want each student to start to develop their own toolbox of spiritual practices they can use throughout high school. Every time we gather, we will have a chance to look for how inclusive grace and contagious love are present in our lives and our actions. They will be exposed to a variety of practices in three week sessions led by different congregation members. As they write their "I Believe" statements in the spring, they will have a chance to reflect on how they have been able to incorporate these spiritual practices into their lived experience.
The Pandemic Preparedness Team at church continues to monitor the COVID situation. At this time, all participants in Faith programs are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.