Confirmation is a Rite within the Lutheran Church whereby people have an opportunity to ‘confirm their faith’ (make a public affirmation of the faith as expressed on the day of their baptism), and to ‘be confirmed in the faith’ (to receive a blessing).
Generally at St Mark's confirmation starts around late primary / early high school (age 12-14) and involves a Course of Instruction which leads up to a confirmation service.
At St Mark's our current confirmation class commenced in October 2019 for a group of six young people being taught by a team of lay people who are following the Re:Form program.
Confirmation also involves instruction to lead to obtainment of first communion (sometimes known as Steps to Communion).
We also touch on the teachings of the Lutheran Church as expressed in Martin Luther’s Small Catechism.