Confirmation Program 2021/2022
Hello Confirmation Families!
I'm so glad you're taking the time to explore what our confirmation program will look like this coming year! Please make sure to read/watch all of the following information carefully as we will not have an in-person orientation. As always, I am happy to answer any questions through phone or email! The church number is (417)883-5717 and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your student is a 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student at Springfield Lutheran School, they will be receiving information about confirmation through school publications. The following information may not apply to you, unless you choose to approach our confirmation program outside of the school.
Director of Youth Ministries
What is a confirmation program?
Our confirmation program is a three year education program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. This program is designed to give an in-depth look at Lutheran Christian beliefs culminating in a historical church service called The Rite of Confirmation.
The Rite of Confirmation is not a sacrament required by God, a graduation guaranteeing a better seat in heaven (you are saved by the Grace of Jesus, not by your works), or required to be an active participant in our church/youth programs. The Rite of Confirmation is an opportunity to stand up before the congregation, give a testimony of faith, and vow to God to continue actively living the Christian Life through the power of His Holy Spirit.
When should my family begin the confirmation program?
We encourage families to participate in our confirmation program beginning when their student is in 6th grade and finishing in their 8th grade year. Our education curriculum is designed for this age group and we believe this gives students the best opportunities to create peer relationships.
If your student is older than this age group, please reach out to Hannah for information on private confirmation and high school/young adult programs! If your student is younger than this age group, we encourage you to wait until they begin middle school. If your student is beginning the three year rotation in their 7th or 8th grade year, Hannah will work with your family to provide the best peer fellowship opportunities while also ensuring they complete three year's worth of curriculum.
What material is the confirmation program based on?
Are face masks required?
What materials are needed for confirmation?
Your student will need a physical copy of the Bible. Below is a suggestion for students, and one for parents, but any ESV or NIV version is acceptable.
For Students -- The Jesus Bible (other covers available through different retailers)
Your student will also need Luther's Small Catechism.
The Catechism can be purchased through our Springfield church office for $17.25 or through our church body's publishing house for $15.99 here: