Confirmation Instruction

At Redeemer, we seek to help children grow and mature in their faith as they enter their tween and teen years.  Participation is encouraged in confirmation classes for children in grades 6-8 to help them gain knowledge for a grounded faith, acquire skills for personal discipleship, and develop Christ-like attitudes for life.

Our goal for each confirmation student is that they will:

  • Personally confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  • Explore the awesomeness of God and mysteries of faith
  • Identify as an integral part of the body of Christ, as a Lutheran and as a member of our congregation
  • Regularly participate in public worship and communion, engage in personal and group Bible study, lead a God-pleasing life and offer service to God by serving others
  • Grow in their relationships with God, with their confirmation instructors and classmates, with their family and with others in their congregation

  • Redeemer's confirmation program is structured into 15 modules;
    • 5 modules on Biblical instruction (what is in the Bible)
    • 5 modules on catechetical instruction (what does the Bible mean)
    • 5 modules on life in mission (what do we do with this information).
  • Other requirements will be outlined at orientation.
  • Redeemer recommends that these 15 modules be completed over three years (traditionally 6th, 7th, and 8th grade) so that your family only has to focus on 5 modules a year! You can choose to work through the modules at a quicker or slower pace if that works better
    for your family!
  • Redeemer offers confirmation instruction 4 times a week:
    • Sundays @ Springfield
      • 9:30-10:30 am (6 weeks to complete a module)
    • Sundays @ Nixa
      • 9:30-10:30 am (6 weeks to complete a module)
      • 6:00-7:30 pm (4 weeks to complete a module)
    • Wednesdays @ Springfield
      • 5:45-7:15 pm (4 weeks to complete a module)
  • Four of our modules require parent attendance. A trusted adult mentor or guardian is also acceptable. These modules are marked on the schedule with an asterisk.
  • The attached schedule shows when sessions will be offered . The schedule will be more thoroughly explained at confirmation orientation.
  • Springfield Lutheran School Families -- Students receive confirmation instruction in school and are therefore only required to attend the parent participation modules.

Orientation

In order to more fully explain the requirements and structure of our confirmation program we are hosting two orientation sessions. These sessions are required for anyone participating in our program. Both sessions have identical content and only one session is required for confirmation families.
Session 1 - August 4th @ Springfield, 4:00 - 5:00 pm in the 7th grade classroom
Session 2 - August 7th @ Nixa, 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the fellowship hall