Confirmation at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church is a two-year program for youth in the 7th grade and 8th grade. We use the “Here We Stand” curriculum by Augsburg Fortress, which covers Luther’s Small Catechism, the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Lutheran Theology and Doctrine. For those of you who were in last year’s confirmation class, we studied the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, the Sacraments, and the Creeds.
This year we will study the Old Testament and the New Testament. The two-year confirmation program at St. Mark’s alternates between Luther’s Small Catechism and the study of Scripture. It leads our youth to an adult affirmation of their baptism on their Confirmation Day.
The confirmation class is offered on Sundays parallel to Sunday school classes from 9:40 am-10:30 am, in the education wing room 217. Service projects are also incorporated into the program in various ways.
Expectations of confirmands:
- Attend and participate in Sunday morning confirmation classes 9:40-10:30 am.
- Attend and participate in Worship regularly.
- Read assigned texts before the class.
- Participate in the life of the congregation (acolyte, social ministry, or other church programs)
- Attend and participate in Confirmation Events, lock-ins, retreats, and service projects.
Reminder: Confirmands are responsible to contact Peter Weekly or Peggy Harris to make arrangements to cover missed classes.
All Parents are encouraged to participate in the confirmation program in some way: Serving as a confirmation guide (attending Sunday morning and events, preparing a meal for events, chaperoning lock-ins or retreats). Please think about how you would like to serve your young people and our church. If you have any questions or concerns about the confirmation program, please call the church office at 703-451-4331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.