Statement of Purpose

At Cross of Christ, confirmation ministry is a time to learn, grow, and explore life in Christian community.  This journey is an intentional time during a person’s life to explore, question, grow and seek transformation.  Confirmation is not a graduation, but one more step in the life of faith.

We involve 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in this ministry, with their Affirmation of Baptism taking place in the fall of their 9th grade year.

When infants and children are brought to be baptized, parents and sponsors make faith promises for them:

“You are entrusted with responsibilities, “to live with them among God’s faithful people, bring them to the word of God and the holy supper, teach them the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed, and the Ten Commandments, place in their hands the holy scriptures, and nurture them in faith and prayer, so that your children may learn to trust God, proclaim Christ through word and deed, care for the world God made, and work for justice and peace.”

In our confirmation ministry, our youth learn what it means to be a Christian, a Lutheran, and adult member of the church.

Confirmation is a time together, not a time apart.  Throughout the confirmation ministry we seek to build relationships between students and the rest of the congregation.  We hope to build such strong connections between life and faith that there is no separation, and every moment becomes a “life of faith”.

We strive to partner with parents and family members in this ministry – the “church” cannot do this without you.  We are together in this ministry, as we set aside intentional time to guide our youth into a deeper relationship with Jesus.