Confirmation at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church is a two-year program, typically for youth in the 7th grade and 8th grade, that leads to an adult affirmation of their baptism on their Confirmation Day. Students alternate between learning Luther’s Small Catechism and studying Scripture by year. This program uses the “Here We Stand” curriculum by Augsburg Fortress, which covers Luther’s Small Catechism, the Old Testament, the New Testament, and Lutheran theology and doctrine.
The confirmation class is offered on Sundays parallel to Sunday school classes from 11:05 AM-12:00 PM, 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 AM-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 contact Grace Casola at 703-451-4331 or via email at email@example.com.