Catechesis & Confirmation

“Confirmation is a public rite of the church preceded by a period of instruction designed to help baptized Christians identify with the life and mission of the Christian community….Prior to admission to the Lord’s Supper, it is necessary to be instructed in the Christian faith (1 Cor. 11:28).  The rite of confirmation provides an opportunity for the individual Christian, relying on God’s promises given in Holy Baptism, to make a personal public confession of the faith and lifelong pledge of fidelity to Christ.” [Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1991), 245].

Catechumens are instructed in the Six Chief Articles of Luther’s Small Catechism:

The Ten Commandments                           Holy Baptism

The Creed                                                       The Office of the Keys

The Lord’s Prayer                                          The Lord’s Supper

Following instruction and examination, catechumens are received into communicant membership by the Rite of Confirmation.

Currently, junior catechetical instruction is two years.  Adult catechetical instruction is 12-14 weeks.  The amount of time for instruction may vary, dependent on individual circumstances.  Please call for more information.

Junior Confirmation, 2010

Front row (left to right): Dan, Mikalah, Debbie, Coleman, Enosh

Back row: Pastor Reeder

Confirmation Bulletin, Pentecost Sunday, 5-23-10

Confirmation Bulletin Insert, 5-23-10

Confirmation Sermon, Jn14.23-31, The Day of Pentecost, 5-23-10

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