“Whoever acknowledges Me before men, I will also acknowledge him before My Father in heaven. But whoever disowns Me before men, I will disown him before My Father in heaven.” ~ Jesus Christ (Matthew 10:32-33)
Confirmation is a wonderful, spiritual milestone in a child’s life and one that we at Divine Redeemer take very seriously. With deliberate and thoughtful prayer, we are very excited to roll out a “new and improved” 8th grade confirmation instructional process designed after much study, listening, research, and improving the desired outcomes of confirmation. We will be rolling out “on-line” instruction for both the parent and the 8th grade confirmand this fall beginning on September 17, 2017. This online course is module based and the portal access will be flexible and based on your time, your schedule, and 24/7 anywhere you have internet access. We have many Lutheran teachers and our pastors who have helped to build each of the 23 modules that will need to be completed. We believe it begins at home but with intentional instruction from our staff and pastors. Click here for 8th grade registration forms.
We have also revamped the 7th grade program to prelude the 8th grade. The 7th grade program is based on Concordia’s Bible History and covers the New Testament. Our new Youth Director, Ann Marie Hahn, will meet with students for the first 30 minutes of class and then the students will break out into small group study with a leader for the remaining 30 minutes. The 7th grade program begins in the Media Center on September 17 at 9:15 AM. Click here for 7th grade registration forms.
The revamped 7th grade program now directly complements and leads into the online study program for the 8th grade student. It better prepares our students to be active members of a congregation and grows their faith in our Lord and Savior for a life-long relationship.
Both 7th and 8th grade students and their parents have two (2) choices for our Parents/Student Confirmation Orientation Meeting. Please plan on attending either the session on Sunday, August 20 at 11:30 AM in the church’s Fellowship Hall OR Wednesday, August 30 at 6:30 PM in the same location. It is extremely important that you make every effort to attend either of these meetings, since the confirmation process will be clearly explained and has changed from previous years.
Please register your 7th or 8th grade child by August 15.
In addition - Our faithful new youth director is busy preparing for the upcoming 2017-2018 confirmation year. While we have already had a few interested individuals volunteer to co-teach the 7th grade confirmation, we are in need of a few more to help fill the small group leadership role. Please pray about and consider joining those who have already stepped up with a passion for growing the faith of our Divine Redeemer students.
From Luther’s Small Catechism: “Confirmation provides an opportunity for the individual Christian, relying on God’s promise given in Holy Baptism, to make a personal public confession of faith and a lifelong pledge of fidelity to Christ.”