Middle School Confirmation
MIDDLE SCHOOL FAITH FORMATION (CONFIRMATION)
Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm
Dates to know:
- Wednesday, Oct. 2: 6/7/8: First session of the year
- Friday, Nov. 8-9: 6/7/8 Confirmation Overnight at Camp St. Croix
- Wednesday, Dec. 11: Final gathering before Christmas break (off Dec. 18 and 25)
- Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020: First session back after Christmas break (off Jan. 1 and 8)
- Wednesday, April 29, 2020: 6/7/8: Final session for the year
Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020: Confirmation Day for current 8th graders (more info to come)
6/7/8 Confirmation Basics
We are excited to welcome all 6/7/8 graders and their parents/guardians to our Confirmation Faith Formation Milestone! We use the word “milestone” because Confirmation is just one stop on a life-long faith journey.
What is Confirmation (and isn’t)?
Again, Confirmation is a milestone. It’s a water-stop along the marathon of faith. It’s a celebration of growth. Also known as “The Affirmation of Baptism,” basically, it’s also an opportunity for Christians to affirm for themselves in front of their faith community the growth that they have made in the promises that their parents, sponsors and congregation made for them at their baptism. They are encouraged to take on the faith that was and continues to be gifted to them.
Schedule and Set Up for 6/7/8
We meet from 6:00-7:30 PM on most Wednesdays October–April in the Worship Center at Trinity. Our system is a large-group/small-group set up, with a large group presentation followed by small group check in and conversation about the topic taught. Each child is put in a small group of about 6-8 kids with a caring adult leader at the center. We strive for much more than simply instruction—we want kids to learn, of course, but we also want kids to connect with each other in small groups and share the Highs and Lows in their life. In short, we want our program to be about ministry as much as instruction.
If you’d like to dig deeper into the Confirmation milestone at Trinity, please take a look at our comprehensive Confirmation Milestone Packet (link above) for families. This document lists the background and basic structure, including how we continually strive to focus our program on the Confirmation Affirmation promises, the promises all Confirmands make on their Confirmation day. These are not simply words recited on Confirmation Day—they are aspects of Christian life we all will be guiding, teaching, and living throughout the entire Confirmation journey, both at church and at home.