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 three years of confirmation (grades 7-9) are a time of learning and preparation for the Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation service) in the fall of their 10th grade 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:
Service in the Community
During our normal programming, confirmation students are expected to serve with their confirmation mentor at least 4 times a year. However, due to the pandemic, in-person gatherings are limited. There may be some opportunities to serve together, but the volunteering requirement has been lifted for 2020-2021.
Past service ideas included:
Once a service project is planned, mentors should fill out the form below. All service projects should be approved by confirmation student's parents.
Each confirmation student is paired with either an adult in their life such as a godparent, neighbor, etc. or a trusted adult in the congregation for their three years of confirmation. As we shift our ministry to meet the needs of the community during the pandemic, the Confirmation Mentor program will shift to a "pen pal" format, providing intergenerational connection and support.
In previous years, 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 encouraged to lead in worship. There are many opportunities to serve during the pandemic for our online worship and outdoor worship. Learn more by contacting Pastor Ali!
St. Michael's ELCA is a Reconciling in Christ Congregation.