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 Information Meeting 2021

The 2021 Confirmation informational meeting for students and parents will be held on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 from 6:30-8pm at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

All returning 2nd year students, potential 1st year students (grade 8 and older) and at least one parent/guardian should plan to attend the information session on Wednesday, September 22 from 6:30-8:00pm indoors at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. This will be your opportunity to hear about the program and ask questions. While walk-ins are always welcome, if you know you plan to attend, please notify Director of Faith Formation Katie Anderson so we can prepare the proper number of materials! If you know someone who may be interested, please pass this information along! Please plan to wear a face mask during the informational meeting.

Rite of Confirmation October 17, 2021

Our 3rd year confirmation students will be gathering on Sunday September 12th from 1pm-6pm for a final confirmation retreat at the Historic Scott House. This retreat will be a time for reflection, questions, and preparing for the rite of confirmation. Students’ parents and mentors will also be joining us for a special celebratory worship and dinner that day. Please keep all our 3rd year students in your prayers, as they continue to wrestle with questions of faith and life this year and beyond. We are so proud of the work they have put in in their faith education, especially throughout this pandemic! On Sunday, October 17th our eligible 3rd year students will present their faith stories/projects to the congregation in the Rite of Confirmation. Please mark your calendars to be at worship on this special day!

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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