Confirmation can be thought of as both the day, Confirmation Day, and the three-year class in preparation for the day. The day is a mature and public profession of the faith which "marks the completion of the congregation's program of confirmation ministry" and is held on Palm Sunday of the child’s Eighth grade year.
In preparation for full communing membership in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, the 6th through 8th graders enter a covenant relationship with the Lord and His church. The purpose of the covenant relationship is to remind you of your special status as baptized children of God and prepare you for full membership in the church. It is expected that, upon your confirmation, you will partner with your parents and the other members of the church to grow in your relationship with God and the church. An important element of your spiritual growth will continue to come from regular attendance at worship and Sunday school, both during and after confirmation.
At Our Redeemer, the Confirmation class, the long and careful instruction, begins in Sixth grade.
- Sixth grade – Biblical overview of the Old and New Testaments focusing on the metanarrative.
- Seventh grade – Study of three chief parts of the Small Catechism:
- Ten Commandments, Lord’s Prayer, and Baptism
- Eighth grade – Study of three chief parts of the Small Catechism:
- Apostle’s Creed, Sacrament of the Altar, and Confession.