Confirmation Program 2021-2022

Zion Lutheran and Our Savior’s Lutheran will once again be doing our confirmation program together in 2021-2022. Confirmation is open to youth beginning in the 8th grade, though young people are encouraged to join any year after that works for them!

The program is a 2-year experience-based program. Confirmation classes are typically held Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8pm. In addition to the Wednesday classes, students are asked to participate in 3 retreat style experiences throughout the year (an overnight fall retreat away, an overnight winter retreat away, and a half-day retreat in the Cloquet area before the rite of confirmation) with students having the option to get confirmed in the spring of their second year upon completion of the program expectations.

We operate on a rotating curriculum, so all youth engaging in the program experience the full programming. One of the two years we use  the curriculum "Confirm not Conform". The second year of the program we focus on Peer Ministry Leadership Training, bible, and the Lutheran tradition.

As a part of our confirmation programming, we also offer a mentor program, pairing each confirmation student with an adult in Zion’s faith community to journey with the student through confirmation and beyond, exploring questions of faith and life together, and intentional faith experiences throughout the year where students can participate in service and learning work together.

Confirmation During Lent

There is not traditional classes during the Lenten Season.  Confirmation students are encouraged to come to the soup supper, but required to attend or watch the service on-line and meet with your mentor to discuss God's Boundless Love.

Upcoming Rite of Confirmation: Sunday April 24, 2022 at 9:30am

Our final year students will be gathering for a final retreat on Sunday, March 20, 2022 location TBD for a final time of conversation, reflection and preparation for the rite of confirmation. Students will be honored for their work with a banquet at this retreat as well. On Sunday April 24, 2022 those students wishing to be confirmed will affirm their faith at our 9:30am worship service!

Service Hours

Your confirmation service hours can be turned in on the following goggle document.  Please talk to Katie or Pastor CJ with to verify what constitutes service hours and how many hours you have to submit.

Upcoming Events

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