What is confirmation?
Confirmation is the culmination of a process by which individuals (usually in their teenage years) come to learn more about the faith of the church and make public profession of their faith through the rite of “Affirmation of Baptism.”
Martin Luther notes in Luther’s Small Catechism: “Confirmation is a public rite of the church preceded by a period of instruction designed to help baptized Christians identify with the life and mission of the Christian community. [It] provides opportunity for the individual Christian, relying on God’s promises given in Holy Baptism, to make a personal public confession of the faith . . .”
How do you prepare for confirmation?
At Wicker Park Lutheran Church, confirmands follow a two-year, four-semester curriculum of study that includes looking at the basics of Luther’s Small Catechism, exploring the Bible, Christian history, and digging into the complex questions of our faith. Confirmands are also complete a service project with fellow classmates and make four inter-/intra-faith visits including at a synagogue and a mosque.
What’s an appropriate age to begin?
Students typically begin confirmation studies around seventh grade.
How to get started:
If you or your child is ready to embark on this incredible, interesting, and interactive study of the Scriptures, the Lutheran faith, and Christianity, please indicate your interest on this form.