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.
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.