The goals for Confirmation preparation are:
- to encourage a thoughtful and more mature approach to faith, particularly as lived as a Lutheran Christian;
- to begin to equip the youth to face the challenges ahead as they move further into their teenage years, young adulthood, and adulthood;
- to become more familiar with the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments;
- to become more familiar with the life of Jesus as it is presented in the Gospels;
- to become familiar with the Apostles’ Creed, as well as Luther’s Small Catechism.
Confirmation, also known as Affirmation of Baptism, at King of Kings is a two-year process that generally consists of two meetings per month, October through May. As a rule, it is open to those in the seventh and eighth grades.
During one of the years we cover major themes of the Old Testament by focusing on prominent persons or events. During the other year we focus on the life and person of Jesus, using major events or topics from His life as recorded in the New Testament.
The format relies heavily on discussions based upon questions posed about various assigned Bible readings. There are no tests.
At the end of the process, each youth will write a brief faith statement and present it to the congregation during the confirmation ceremony.