confirmation class

Confirmation Class is for those who are in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. 


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.


SPRING schedule:

As discussed in the Fall, we are trying ONE retreat for this Spring Semester as an experiment. This will be held whenever rescheduling is available at Zion Retreat Center in Galveston, TX. Pastor Bell will contact families with sign up info. 


Other requirements for the Spring semester are below.

1) 7th & 8th grade students will serve as Acolytes and Assisting Ministers as scheduled. 6th graders will serve Acolytes as scheduled. Check your newsletters and emails. If you cannot be there as scheduled it is up to you to find a replacement and let the office know. 

2) Regular Worship attendance is expected for all students and parents/guardians.

3) 9 Service Points total must be completed during Fall and Spring. This includes service done at St. John and in your community. Chores for family do not count. 6th graders are exempt from service points. Service hours must be reported on Sermon Note sheets.

5) Sermon Notes - 6 due from all 6th-8th graders between January 6th & May 24th (There are ~ 30 possible weekend, Lent, and Holy Week sermons to choose from). Paper copies will always be available in sacristy. Any Sermon Notes not completed in the Fall will be added to Spring total. Sermon notes can be written or completed through the St. John App). Those who fail to do all required sermon notes will not be confirmed.

6) Pastor Bell will keep track of requirements. YOU must report them and turn them in. If you don’t, he cannot count them. He lacks omniscience.

7) Each student must attend one week of camp at Lutherhill. This may happen either of the summers between their 6th & 8th grade years (preferably) or after their 8th grade year.

8) Parents will be diligent in bringing children to classes and worship and modeling good worship, stewardship, and study habits of their own.

9) 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 with the help of parent/guardian and will reflect on a.) Who helped form the student’s faith? Who influenced them? b.) How has their faith shaped and affected their life until now? c.) How do they see their faith informing their life in the future, including how it will affect their work life and their family life and how they will participate in their community?



St. John Lutheran Confirmation 2019- 2020

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. Adults your habits are the model the youth follow.


3) Students will attend every Weds. night class. 4 Parents/Guardians will attend each class in rotation to help lead small group discussion and help monitor behavior.


4) Parents will also help prep and serve and clean up for 1 meal during the fall.  Church will provide the ingredients.


5) 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 the Homecoming

Dance. 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.


6) Sermon Notes - 6 due from all 6th - 8th graders between August 25th & December 29th. Paper copies will always be available in the sacristy. (Sermon notes can be written, texted to Pastor Bell, or completed through the St. John App.) Any 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.


7)  YOU must report all sermon notes or service points. If you don’t, I can’t count  them. I am not all knowing.


8) All Jr. High Students are required to help with Meals on Wheels Saturday Feb. 15th. This is part of St. John serving the community. This is a 6-month notice, write it down and please don’t text me the week before with excuses.


9) 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 or after their 8th grade year. The church covers approximately half the cost.


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. The statement will lead off with a biblical verse selected by the student with the help of parent/guardian. They will answer the questions: 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?


12) Confirmation Sunday is May 3, 2020.

confirmation meeting:

Parents and/or guardians will meet on  at  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.