Confirmation – 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade

Designed for young adults in grades 6-8, confirmation class is a program designed to teach our youth the important basics of our faith. Based on the outline given by Martin Luther in the Small Catechism, we use 21st Century technology and techniques to pass on our ancient faith. 
This program involves both the students and their parents or guardians.
Contact Pastor Bell for more information or to inquire about your child(ren) attending.

Fall 2018 Schedule :

Aug. 26 Parents Meeting 9:30 – Review of Calendar and Requirements
Sept. 12 Weds. Meal 5:50 PM, Class 6:30 – The New Testament & Jesus
Sept. 19 Weds. Meal 5:50 PM, Class 6:30 – Matthew
Sept. 26 Weds. Meal 5:50 PM, Class 6:30 – Mark
Oct. 3 Weds. Meal 5:50 PM, Class 6:30 – Luke
Oct. 10 Austin County Fair – Eat Fried Food – No Class
Oct. 17 Weds. Meal 5:50 PM, Class 6:30 – John
Oct. 24 Weds. Meal 5:50 PM, Class 6:30 – Acts
Oct. 31 Halloween – No Class
Nov. 7 Weds. Meal 5:50 PM, Class 6:30 – 1 & 2 Corinthians
Nov. 14 Weds. Meal 5:50 PM, Class 6:30 – Romans
Nov. 21 Thanksgiving – Eat Lots of Food – No Class
Nov. 28 Christmas Party


 Confirmation Meeting:

Parents and/or guardians will meet on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 9:30 am to go over information for this year’s classes.
If you cannot attend, please contact Pastor Bell to ensure that you get everything that you need for this coming year. 
St. John Lutheran Confirmation 2018- 2019
Events and Expectations
1) 7th & 8th grade students will serve as acolytes and Asst. Ministers as scheduled. 6th graders will serve acolytes as scheduled. Check your newsletters and emails.
2) Regular Worship attendance expected for all students and Parents/Guardians.
3) Students & 4 Adults will attend every Weds. Night Class.
4) 9 Service Points total must be completed during Fall and Spring. This includes service done at church and in the community. Chores done for family do not count. Also 1 point will be earned by a Parent/Guardian helping chaperone 1 of the Fall Dances. This fundraiser is required for a student to get money for camp. 6th graders need not complete other service points. Service hours must be reported on Sermon Note sheet.
5) Sermon Notes – 6 due from all 6th -8th graders between August 27th & December 27th (There are over 20 possible Weekend, Advent, Christmas Eve Sermons to choose from). Paper copies will always be available in the sacristy. Sermon notes can be written or texted to Pastor Bell (979-270-1239). All sermon notes not completed in Fall will be added to Spring total. Those who fail to do all required sermon notes will not be confirmed.
6) I will keep track of requirements. YOU must report them and turn them in on the sermon note sheets. If you don’t, I can’t count them. I am not all knowing.
7) Pastor Bell & any other teachers will do his/their best to make classes interesting, fun and meaningful. We will not waste your time. Students will respect teachers, adults, and each other. They will not waste your time.
8) Each Student must attend one week of camp, or a Jr. High weekend retreat at Lutherhill. This may happen either of the summers between their 6th & 8th grade years (preferably) or after their 8th grade year.
9) Parents will be diligent in bringing children to classes and worship and model good worship, stewardship & study habits of their own. 4 Parents/guardians will attend each class in rotation to help lead small group discussion and help monitor behavior.
10) All 8th grade confirmation students will complete a 2 page, Times New Roman, 12 pt font, double-spaced with 1” margins, statement of faith. The statement will lead off with a biblical verse selected by the student and will reflect on faith forming questions. This statement is due before
Confirmation Sunday. Don’t worry about it for now.
11) All 6th graders will complete a faith statement in the Fall. This is due by Thanksgiving weekend. It will not be graded but must be completed. The statement will lead off with a biblical verse selected by the student with the help of parent/guardian and will reflect on a.) Who helped form the student’s faith? Who influenced them? b.) How had their faith shaped and affected their life till now? c.) How do they see their faith informing their life in the future, including how it will affect their work life, their family life and how they will participate in their community?