Confirmation comes with an invitation to affirm one’s baptism and to follow the example of Jesus in word and deed. The goal of confirmation is to help confirmands claim faith for themselves instead of “borrowing” from their parents and godparents. Students are not seeking to graduate—they are aiming to become full, active members of the church. These years are an opportunity to raise questions, think deeply, admit doubts, and become more faithful in a safe and loving environment.
The structure for classes will be an intergenerational forum on all Sundays except the last Sunday of the month, when confirmands will meet alone with the pastor for class.
By the time one is confirmed, s/he will have studied Lutheran Teachings, Old Testament, and New Testament.