9th GRADE FAITH FORMATION
Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm
The 9th grade year is a special year that emphases the “finishing touches” on the Confirmation journey. 9th grade will gather with their same small groups as in the past in the Worship Center at 6 PM for a brief worship time, then move to the Garden Room until 7:30 PM. Our focus this year is on Lutheran tradition and what it means to call yourself a Lutheran, with sessions led by Pastor Peter, Pastor Chris, and Monty. In early 2019, learners will create a stole to wear at the Affirmation of Baptism Service and complete a project that represents their beliefs and faith journey at this point in their lives. We also have a 9th grade overnight retreat scheduled for Feb. 8-9, 2019, to gather together and finish all of the exploration we will have been involved in throughout the year (plus have some fun with skating, broomball and other outdoor activities!).
9th Grade Confirmation Outcomes
By the end of the 9th grade year, our aim is for learners to have experienced the grace of God in the Old and New Testaments, as well as to understand Lutheran tradition and how the history and theology of that tradition impacts their faith journey today.
Confirmation Day for our 9th grade learners will be Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2 pm in the Worship Center.
9th Grade in High School Ministry
9th graders are now, of course, in High School, and this opens up our new and existing High School ministry events to them. We’re recommitting to a regular drop-in time on Sunday Mornings for High School kids in the youth room we’re calling Donuts and Discussion. This will be an informal time for kids, a few volunteers and church staff to spend time together, check in, and eat donuts.
Also, through collaboration with the Trinity Outreach Missions Team and two open public meetings, we have outlined the beginning structure for a High School Mission plan going forward.
We’re excited about High School Ministries at Trinity and hope 9th graders can be an important part of what we have in store!
For more information contact Monty Lysne.