Confirmation Ministry

Confirmation is defined as a pastoral and educational ministry of the church which helps the baptized through Word and Sacrament to identify more deeply with the Christian community and participate more fully in its mission (ELCA 1993).

At Immanuel confirmation is not graduation from Sunday School but is in fact, the opposite. It is a process through which children grow into adults in the church. Growing into adulthood means that one worships regularly and actively participates in the ministry of the church.

Therefore each confirmand will:

  • Celebrate regularly by attending weekly worship services
  • Grow in understanding by attending the confirmation program twice monthly during the school year for two years, participating in confirmation camp, and taking part in weekly Sunday School classes.
  • Serve using their time and talents in support of Immanuel’s mission. This service could include assisting at worship, helping at soup suppers during Lent, and working with the children during Vacation Bible School.
  • Demonstrate their growth as disciples by completing a project during their second year in conjunction with a mentor that shares their faith.

Typically confirmation class is for youth in seventh and eighth grade. Arrangements with the pastor can be made for older individuals.