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, St Mark's confirmation starts around late primary / early high school (age 12-14) and involves a Course of Instruction leading up to a confirmation service.
At St Mark's, our current confirmation class commenced in July 2021, with eight young people taught by a team of lay people following the Grow Ministries Confirmation program.
Confirmation also involves instruction to obtain 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.
THIS WEEK WE LOOKED AT:
The Greatest Commandment
Love the Lord your God with all your
And love your neighbour as yourself
We got the kids to write on the windows to create their own icon for each way to love God and describe how we love God through each of them.