2021-2022 Ignite Confirmation Registration for 9th Grade Students

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. 

COVID Awareness

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.

What is Required of 9th Graders to be Confirmed?

Welcome to 9th Grade Confirmation!  

9th Grade Confirmation is a chance for students to explore different ways to apply their faith in their own lives: acts of service, theological exploration, or spiritual practice. Our kickoff for 9th grade IGNITE is October 27th at 7p. Our classes will meet Sunday nights from 6:30-8 on November 7, 14, and 21; and then again on December 5, 12, and 19.

In the spring, we will meet every few weeks as we make the shift to writing the "I Believe" statements. Our meetings will stay on Sundays from 6:30-8 on January 9th & 30th, and then again February 20th. "I Believe" Statements will be due on March 13th (please note this is the end of Waconia Schools Spring Break). From March 25th-27th we will have our Confirmation Retreat at Green Lake Bible Camp.

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

Confirmation rehearsal will happen on Wednesday, April 20th, with the Confirmation Services on Sunday, April 24th.

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. 

1st Communion Information

First Communion is one of the sacraments that we celebrate in the Lutheran Church. Students can be enrolled in Confirmation without having had First Communion instruction, but they must complete a First Communion class before the completion of the Ignite Confirmation program.

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 can be from any church, but must identify with the Christian faith. 

It is up to the student to contact mentors for sessions. All mentor information is available on the Faith website, under Ignite resources.
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. Our children are watching us and taking their cues from us.

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:  shane@waconiafaithlutheran.com