Confirmation Ministry2021-09-15T16:29:12-05:00

Confirmation Ministry

(Grades 6-9)

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Confirmation at St. Andrew’s is a three-year program for middle school youth to dive deeper into their faith, be challenged and grow, and ultimately begin to make faith their own.  The program culminates in the fall of the 9th grade year, where youth make public affirmation of their faith, confirming (thus “Confirmation”) they accept the free gift of God’s grace given in their baptism.

Confirmation involves weekly participation in fun, energetic large group sessions paired with intimate, reflective small groups of 5-10 youth led by a small group guide.  Youth can choose to attend on Wednesday evenings (a larger, more high energy atmosphere) or a Sunday afternoon track (smaller, quieter atmosphere).  In addition to weekly sessions, youth participate in the Lenten Mentor program, which pairs each Confirmation student with a caring adult for several weeks each spring, as well as the opportunity to attend our annual Confirmation Camp in June.

The 9th Grade Confirmation program focuses on the five promises that youth make during their Confirmation vows, discussed during weekly sessions and a capstone retreat.  The Confirmation celebration weekend (in late October) includes a banquet, a special worship celebration for confirmands and their families, and a Confirmation ceremony during worship.

6th – 8th Grade Confirmation Details

This year our theme is WILD GOD – A God that wildly loves you–so wildly that it seems reckless.  A God that would sacrifice itself just so that it could be with you.

A God that is so wild that He commands you to love your enemies and bless those who persecute you, 

A God that wildly commands you to give up your life so that you may live,

A God that would destroy a temple if it seemed more transactional than relational,

A God that is so wildly powerful that by their breath they could create stars,

A God that wildly claims to be three and also one, fully human and fully God,

And Yet a God that tamed the Wild and framed it, turned Chaos into order, created this life and this world for us to live wild and free within it!

2021-22 Confirmation Schedules

Orientation Details:

Confirmation Orientation for all parents and youth on the following dates (based on the session you are registering for):
  1. Wednesday, Sept. 15 – 6:30-8 p.m. in the Sanctuary
  2. Sunday, Sept. 19 – 4-5:15 p.m. in the Youth and Sports Center

Wednesday Schedule

Sept. 15 – Orientation in the Sanctuary
Sept. 22,29
Oct. 6,13, 27
Nov. 3,10, 17
Dec. 1, 8
Jan. 5
Jan. 8-9 – 6th grade retreat at Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp (cost is included in the registration fee)
Jan. 12, 19, 26
Feb 2, 9, 16
Feb. 23 – Lenten Mentor Orientation in the Sanctuary
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Mentoring
April 6 – Mentoring
Apr. 20, 27
May 4

Sunday Schedule

Sept. 19 – Orientation in the Youth and Sports Center
Sept. 26
Oct. 3, 17
Nov. 7, 14, 21
Dec. 5, 12, 19
Jan. 8-9 – 6th grade retreat at Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp (cost is included in the registration fee)
Jan. 23, 30
Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27
Feb. 23 – Lenten Mentor Orientation in the Sanctuary
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Mentoring
April 6 – Mentoring
April 24
May 1, 8

Confirmation Updates

Stay Connected

For questions and details about Confirmation Ministries, contact Per Nestingen, Youth Minister, at 651.762.9130 or youth@saintandrews.org

For questions related to event registrations, contact Mary Post, CYF Administration & Registrations, at 651.762.9131 or youth@saintandrews.org

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