St. Michael’s confirmation ministry is a journey of self-discovery, deepening faith, and building authentic relationships with other youth and trusted adults in the congregation.
The two years of confirmation (grades 8-9) are a time of learning and preparation for the Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation service) in the fall of their sophomore year, when young people claim for themselves the faith in which they were baptized.
Our confirmation ministry is designed to help young people understand that they live each day in the embrace of God's grace and love for them.
Through classroom learning, group projects, service, and the mentor program, students will:
Each confirmation student is paired with a trusted adult in the congregation for their two years of confirmation. Monthly mentor nights take the place of classroom learning.
Previous mentor nights have included:
Confirmation Students Lead!
Youth engaging in leadership opportunities in the congregation and community is an important part of our confirmation program.
Youth are expected to serve as acolytes in worship. An acolyte training will be held each fall.
Service in the Community
Confirmation students are expected to serve with their confirmation mentor at least 4 times a year. Ideas include:
Once a service project is planned, mentors should fill out the form below. All service projects should be approved by confirmation student's parents.
St. Michael's ELCA is a Reconciling in Christ Congregation.