Grades 6th-8th • $85/student ($25 for a Student Bible)
Registration includes all program fees and a copy of Luther's Small Catechism
Confirmation at HCL uses Scripture and Luther’s Small Catechism as the foundation for engaging students and their parents in a deeper understanding of Jesus Christ, their relationship with Him as Savior, and their life-long journey of faith. Because of facility and program changes Confirmation instruction will be offered Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:30PM or Monday evenings from 6:00-7:30PM.
About Confirmation at HCL
Confirmation is a valuable way for middle school students to develop a deeper understanding of Jesus as Savior and their life-long relationship with Him, while engaging them in a deeper understanding of core theological concepts. There are multiple components that contribute to this development, such as gaining knowledge/understanding, building community with Christian peers, serving God and others, and ownership of faith. The following expectations have been designed to help shape, teach and reinforce these essential components.
Monthly Confirmation Church Worship Services
Confirmation Church is a 90-minute once a month interactive worship service for both the confirmand and parents. Confirmation Church begins with a 60-minute experiential worship model that uses Scripture and Luther’s Small Catechism as the foundation for engaging students and their parents in a deeper understanding of Jesus Christ, their relationship with Him as Savior, and their life-long journey of faith. Confirmation Church instructs and facilitates faith conversation which sets the stage for 30- minutes of small group discussion and life-application. Confirmation Church meets September – June.
Worship Reflection Sheets
Confirmands are expected to attend worship regularly with their family or another loving adult. As part of your worship routine we are asking confirmands to complete a Worship Reflection sheet. These sheets will build upon the pattern of individual and family reflection and conversation modeled in Confirmation Church.
Events and Retreats
Events and retreats are grade-level programs with emphasis on a particular topic connected to Confirmation. Confirmands are expected to attend. 6th Grade Event- First Communion Instruction and Seder Supper (February & March) 7th Grade Retreat- Fighting Sin, Temptation, and Peer Pressure (November) 8th Grade Retreat- Writing my Faith Story (March or April).
Acts of Service
Scripture declares that believers are the body of Christ, a reflection of His continuing presence in the world. Through His people, Christ continues to extend love, comfort, care and forgiveness to those in need. Biblical “true love” is action based! Because Christ lives in us we are able to make a difference. We are His eyes, His ears, His hands, and His feet here on earth! Service hours have become an important part of HCL’s confirmation program. Each year students are asked to complete 7 hours of service work. Service hours can be completed at church, school, or the community and may completed in a single, 7-hour event or a combination of hours from different service projects.