Confirmation

A three year interactive program for 6th/7th/8th grade students, empowering youth to explore their faith and actually ask their questions about the Bible, creed, disciples, Jesus, other beliefs, and hot topics.

Confirmation isn’t just an academic process or a requirement for membership at Zion. It’s about forming Christ-followers. Confirmation at Zion is a carefully designed program – one that is designed to bring youth to a closer understanding of God’s Word, their savior Jesus Christ, and the Church as a whole. Zion’s mission of “share Christ’s word, strengthen faith and serve those in need” is a guiding principle of the confirmation program.

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Updates

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Schedule

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Sunday, September 27, 6:00 pm

6th Grade Confirmation ClassTrinity Hall


Contact
Pastor Suzi
Building
Trinity Hall
Webpage
Confirmation

Confirmation isn’t just an academic process or a requirement for membership at Zion.  It’s about forming Christ-followers.  Confirmation at Zion is a carefully designed program – one that is designed to bring youth to a closer understanding of God’s Word, their Savior Jesus Christ, and the Church as a whole.


This year the incoming 6th grade class will begin their confirmation journeys on Sunday evening, once a month (typically the 4th Sunday of the month) from 68pm.  This change in the program was in the works prior to COVID and has proven helpful due to needing to change the numbers in the building all at once.  We will have the opportunity to gather for a large group session including activates and instruction, and move into smaller discussion groups.  

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Wednesday, September 30, 6:30 pm

7th & 8th Grade Confirmation Class


Contact
Pastor Suzi
Webpage
Confirmation

Confirmation isn’t just an academic process or a requirement for membership at Zion.  It’s about forming Christ-followers.  Confirmation at Zion is a carefully designed program – one that is designed to bring youth to a closer understanding of God’s Word, their Savior Jesus Christ, and the Church as a whole.


This year the 7th & 8th graders will gather on Wednesday night from 6:30-7:30, and function similar to past years.  We have put into place the use of different rooms so we can keep everyone healthy.  Our goal is to do onsite instruction as along as it is deemed safe to do so, and we will have plans in place if the need arises for us to move to an offsite learning model.  We will be using a new style of curriculum that Pastor Suzi and a variety of leaders around the country have been working on to be able to accommodate the changing world. 

If you missed the parent meeting on 9/9, you can watch the video here.
 
Online Option
There will be online learning option for all grades in confirmation for families who choose, and the choice can be made on a week by week basis.  The large group lesson will be either recorded or live-streamed and then parents will have a leaders guide to journey with their students.

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Sunday, October 4, 9:30 am

Faith Statement Fair


Contact
Pastor Suzi Orlopp
Webpage
Confirmation

Join the confirmation class at the Faith Statement Fair on Sunday October 4th from 9:30-10:30.  Walk through their faith statement displays and learn about their faith journey so far.  On October 10 these young people will affirm the promises made to them in baptism and these faith statement displays are a way for them to show the world where their faith is right now and how they will continue to live and grow in the faith after they make their big promises and are confirmed in their faith.  

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October 10, 2020

Affirmation of BaptismChoir Room


Contact
Pastor Suzi Orlopp
Building
Choir Room
Fellowship Hall
Sanctuary
Webpage
Confirmation

In order to provide for in-person affirmation of Baptism services the date has changed to Saturday October 10 (previously October 11).We will hold 4 services where 1 or 2 small groups will participate in affirming their baptism in the presence of their families, small group guides and other who wish to attend.

  • Service 1 @ 10am: Zumbusch/Husom/Hicks small group
  • Service 2 @ Noon: Merila and Reding small groups
  • Service 3 @ 2pm: Samuelson and Painschab small groups
  • Service 4 @ 4pm: Schmidt and Maenke small groups
All four worship services will be blended together into one online service, available later in the week.  Please join us in praying for this class of confirmands as they prepare to affirm the promises made to them in baptism.  

Schedule:  

  • 45 min prior to service: students arrive, put on robe and stole and gather in Choir room
  • 45-15 min prior to service: Families are welcome to take pictures in sanctuary or around Zion 
  • 15 min prior to service-class prayer and line up for processional in Choir room
  • Following service-Return robe on labeled hanger to rack in the Coffee Café area

On this day you will return your robe, so if you want to take pictures at home you are invited to do this between the 4th and the 10th, and are responsible for pressing the robe before the 10th if needed.  On the 10th students will take home faith statement displays and stoles.

Parents, please watch for emails with further details and RSVP instructions.

Forms to be completed:

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Sunday, October 25, 6:00 pm

6th Grade Confirmation ClassTrinity Hall


Contact
Pastor Suzi
Building
Trinity Hall
Webpage
Confirmation

Confirmation isn’t just an academic process or a requirement for membership at Zion.  It’s about forming Christ-followers.  Confirmation at Zion is a carefully designed program – one that is designed to bring youth to a closer understanding of God’s Word, their Savior Jesus Christ, and the Church as a whole.


This year the incoming 6th grade class will begin their confirmation journeys on Sunday evening, once a month (typically the 4th Sunday of the month) from 68pm.  This change in the program was in the works prior to COVID and has proven helpful due to needing to change the numbers in the building all at once.  We will have the opportunity to gather for a large group session including activates and instruction, and move into smaller discussion groups.  

News

Bible Camp

Homework Files for Current Students

All homework requirements should be placed in your confirmation requirement folder and turned into the church office no later than August 15 with signed parent verification of requirement form.

Printable Files (PDF)

Spring 2020 Confirmation Class Videos

Classes are online for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year:

May 6 – available at 5pm

April 29 – available at 5pm

Links for Grade 8:

April 22 – available at 5pm

Contact

Cancellation Policy

If school is canceled due to weather dismisses early due to weather, confirmation will automatically cancel for that evening!

If school begins late due to weather conditions, confirmation will continue as scheduled.

Weather will not change the confirmation calendar for following weeks.

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