The Confirmation Ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is a continuation of the children's ministry, and is a launching pad for a life of faith based on loving God and loving our neighbor.
All youth who have completed the 6th grade, along with their parents, are invited to participate in this three-year program. At completion of their 9th grade year, youth are invited to publicly affirm their baptism. We are led by our Pastor and small group lay leaders.
We utilize a three year program based upon SparkHouse Digital content. Youth will study the Old Testament scriptures, the New Testament scriptures, and Luther's Small Catechism/Christian Living; serve their church and community, regularly worship with God's people; and care for one another in their small groups. We incorporate learning and fun in our lesson plans and encourage parent participation.
The goal of confirmation is to help “the baptized through Word and Sacrament to identify more deeply with the Christian community and participate more fully in its [the church’s] mission.”
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church provides a safe, caring, and encouraging setting, fueled by God’s grace and unconditional love.
This enables our youth to:
Know God's work in the world, through study of Scripture
Serve, grow, and care for one another in authentic community
Formulate and articulate their beliefs of God, the world, and the church
Prepare to make public affirmation of their baptism
Decide to continue to support our core values to SERVE, SHARE, SUPPORT, WORSHIP, and GROW, as part of their lifelong relationship with God, the body of Christ, and the world
Wednesday evenings during the school year, normally 6:30pm - 8:00pm..
We utilize a curriculum that is a combination of large group lesson-focused presentations, lay leader led small discussion groups, mid-week worship services, service opportunities, and fellowship events.
A typical Wednesday evening includes the following:
Large group time - the lesson is introduced and expounded upon
Small group time - individual grades break into smaller groups for sharing and further discussion
Wrap up time - large group sharing, closing prayer and announcements