CONFIRMATION MINISTRY AT TRINITY
Trinity provides Confirmation instruction for youth in the 7th through 9th grades. Our confirmation workshops are held on Wednesday evenings from September to the end of April or beginning of May. We begin each workshop with a meal at 5:30 pm with the classes meetingg from 6:00 until 7:00. The classes follow a three year cycle.
- YEAR 1 – 10 Commandments, Lord’s Prayer, & Worship & Sacraments
- YEAR 2 – Martin Luther & Small/Large Catechisms , Apostles’ Creed , & World Religions/ Early Christian History
- YEAR 3 – Old Testament , Life of Christ , & New Testament
At the beginning of the 10th grade each confirmand is required to meet with a mentor, approved by the pastor. With the help of the mentor the confirmand writes a statement of faith. Affirmation of Baptism (confirmation) is usually held toward the end of October each year.
We view Confirmation as one step on a youth’s growth in faith. The first step took place when the child was brought to the baptismal font and became a child of God through the waters of Baptism. Trinity also celebrates other important steps in a young person’s growth including the presentation of a Bible and the reception of first communion. It is our belief that a young person’s growth in faith does not end at confirmation but should continue on for the rest of their life.