Expectations

The expectations for the confirmation program are guidelines for behavior and participation in this ministry.

Bring your Confirmation Bag with you to every lesson (this bag should include your Bible, Small Catechism, and a writing utensil).

Respect yourself and others by:
Listening during the large and small group times.
Participating in discussions.
Allowing others to learn.

Sunday Faith Formation Attendance: Coming to the Faith Formation time on Sunday mornings (10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.) is an integral part of our confirmation ministry.  During this time students are able to engage in discussion about different topics, as well as build relationships with other middle school student and high school students.

Retreats: Youth are expected to attend one of the 3 retreats each year

  1. The Rocky Mountain Synod Youth Gathering is held in January. This event takes place in a new location each year. This is a great opportunity for students to sing, dance, play games, do service work, and explore their faith with over 300 other Youth from around our Synod. Cost is $180. Scholarships are available.
  2. Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp Fall Confirmation Retreat is a weekend of fun and learning with an interactive study by a great speaker. We’ll spend time in fellowship and learning with the extraordinary RTLC staff doing crafts, team-building activities, outdoor activities such as hiking or sledding, fun games and camp songs and worship in God’s beautiful creation. The retreat is held in October.  Scholarships are available.
  3. Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp Confirmation Week. During this week long program youth will get their first chance at the ropes course, white water raft the Arkansas River, and climb Eagle Peak. They will experience Bible Study, Games, Arts and Crafts, & Archery! All this while hanging out with youth their own age and very cool counselors. The Confirmation week Cross of Christ attends is June 21 – 27, 2020.  There are other weeks available if that week does not fit your schedule.  Scholarships are available.

Youth are encouraged to attend Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp summer Confirmation week at least once during their three years in confirmation.