In the Lutheran church, confirmation is a ceremony in which a young person, who was baptized as an infant or young child, confirms the vows that were made on his or her behalf by the baptismal sponsors. Before the rite of confirmation, children take classes to learn more about the Lutheran understanding of the Bible and how we live out our baptismal calling.
At PEACE, children usually start confirmation classes in sixth or seventh grade, and usually are confirmed in ninth grade. For our study materials, we use Luther’s Small Catechism and other materials that help kids understand how they live out the 10 Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Creeds of faith (the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds). They also learn more about the deeper meaning of the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.