We want to take just a moment to welcome students and parents to the confirmation ministry of Hosanna Lutheran Church. We speak for the entire church staff and small group guides in saying that we are excited about this ministry. We hope that the next year of study and growth in the Christian faith will be a meaningful time for all.
Confirmation is a time for studying and learning about the teachings of the Lutheran Church, as expressed in the Holy Scriptures and Luther’s Small Catechism. Study of the Ten Commandments, the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Sacraments are all basic to our confirmation instruction.
Studying and learning, however, are only a part of confirmation. As young people face the challenge of living in a complex world full of peer pressures, stresses and mixed messages, the relevance of our Christian faith becomes increasingly evident. It is our hope to build in each student such a strong relationship with Jesus Christ, rooted in biblical principles, that they will be able to face all of life’s challenges now and in the future.
Confirmation 2016/17 Staffing – You may contact Pastor Meiers or any of the Confirmation volunteers listed below.Program Administrator Pastor Bill Meiers Small Group Guides Wonda Moehnke Steph Stevens Darcy Youngstrom Kelly Gangelhoff
How Does This Ministry Work?
This ministry works when faith is nurtured:
- at home, by loving & committed parents who are the primary faith mentors for their children;
- at church, by a loving & committed group of pastors and laity, who help to reinforce the faith nurtured in the home by parents.
In the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, parents and sponsors made promises to raise their children in the Christian faith. In word and in action, parents demonstrate for their children what it means to be a Christian living in the world. The faith community of Hosanna Lutheran Church is an excellent resource for both parents and children. Building on the foundation established within the family, pastors and the congregation further develop what parents have been teaching at home.
Confirmation begins in September of a student’s entrance into seventh grade. From September through May (with a pause during Lent and Holy Week for worship), the seventh and eighth grade youth generally meet as a large group on-site at the church building. About once a month, they also gather off-site for a service event. Parents will be asked to serve alongside their youth on service projects throughout the year.
The typical Wednesday evening schedule is from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m.
Luther’s Small Catechism and The Bible are the primary text and focus for seventh & eighth grade confirmands.