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Confirmation

Trinity Lutheran Church
Lisle, IL
Confirmation
What is it?
Confirmation
Part of Milestones:
Baptism
Worship
Prayer
Bible Study
Serving
Commitment
Communion

Confirmation
Confirmation
What is it?

What is the most important
thing?
GRACE

• The foundation of Confirmation are the
GRACE Values, or the SHINE Values

• Our #1 Goal is to see students develop a
personal relationship with Christ.
Confirmation
What is it?

What is the most important
thing?

What is the purpose?
Confirmation
Purpose Statement:

Trinity’s Confirmation Leaders seek to
engage youth in active Christian
living and to lead our young people
to commit to the study of God’s
word, regular worship, active prayer,
selfless service and Christian
fellowship—for life.
Confirmation
Part of Principles:
The cry for more parent involvement
“Greater parent involvement was the
universal cry of the instructors. Many felt
that the often negative attitudes of their
students too often reflected the attitudes of
their parents….Too many parents seem to
feel that they have no responsibility in the
process. It’s up to the pastor and church to
get adolescents confirmed.”
-As recorded in A Study of Youth Confirmation & First Communion in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod copyrighted ‘98
Confirmation
Parent Involvement
Small Group Leaders
Parent Leadership Team
Ministry Opportunities
Parent Profile Sheets
• Teaching Leader
• Host
• Fellowship Coordinator
• Servant Project Coordinator
• Hospitality Coordinator
• Prayer Support
• Listen to Memory Assignments
• Teaching Leader Coach
Confirmation
Parent Involvement

Small Groups
Group Identity & Acceptance
Comfortable Place to Ask
Questions
Growing As A Care Group
Community
Confirmation
Parent Involvement

Small Groups

Commitment
Covenants
Growing In Responsibilities
Confirmation
Components to Encourage Growth
Confirmation
Components to Encourage Growth
Large Group Learning
Confirmation
Components to Encourage Growth
Large Group Learning
Small Group Processing
Confirmation
Components to Encourage Growth
Large Group Learning
Small Group Processing
Parent/Student Study
Confirmation
Components to Encourage Growth
Large Group Learning
Small Group Processing
Parent/student Study
Personal Responsibilities
Confirmation
Components to Encourage Growth
Large Group Learning
Small Group Processing
Parent/student Study
Personal Responsibilities
Retreats
Confirmation
Components to Encourage Growth
Large Group Learning
Small Group Processing
Parent/student Study
Personal Responsibilities
Retreats
9th Grade Confirmation
Main Parts of Confirmation
• Gathering Times
– Large Groups
– Retreats
• Group Times
– Lessons
– Fellowship
– Serving
• Personal Responsibilities
Worship Report Form
(If you use this form when visiting another church, please
remember to attach a bulletin)

SERMON NOTES:
Use this space to write the main points your hear in the
sermon. Here are some questions you might want to
consider while taking notes…
What problem is identified in the sermon?
What is God’s solution?
What new thing did you learn about God’s love?
What does God want us to do as His people?
What questions came to your mind as you were
listening?
What story/illustration was given, and how does it
apply to the main theme?
Worship Summary Form
Confirmation Student: This report form is intended to assist you in realizing the parts of worship, and how the entire
worship experience is an opportunity to worship and praise God. Please complete both sides of this form, and return it
within three weeks to Linda Bailey. Blessings to you in your worship experience!

What is the theme of the service/message?_______________________________________________________

Name the special weekend of the Church Year (examples: 6th Sunday after Pentecost, All Saints Weekend, Advent,
Epiphany, etc.)__________________________________________________________________________________

What liturgical color is present on the altar/pulpit this week? ____________________________________

List the Scripture Reading reference(s) (example: John 4:12—Note, there is often a Gospel reading and an additional
reading):
____________________________________________
____________________________________________ (sermon text)
List the songs included in Worship (note which songs are choir or solo pieces):
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________

Put a star in front of one of the song titles listed above, and on the following lines tell how that song tied in with the theme
of the day:
____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Who delivered the sermon/message? ___________________________________________________________

Write about one thing in Pastor’s sermon/message that really caught your attention:
____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________

How will you apply this message to your life at this time? _________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Consider the parts of worship (greeting, invocation, reading, speaking, confession/absolution, proclaiming your faith in the
Creed, singing, listening, praying, sacraments, receiving, drama, children’s message, offering, blessing,). Which of these
acts of worship did you find especially uplifting in this service? Why?
____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Someone I will pray for this week ________________________________________________________________
Servant Project Report Form
Dear Confirmation Student,
The purpose of the “Servant Component” of your confirmation program is to
offer an opportunity to put your faith in action. The lessons learned in serving
others cannot be learned in a book, or through observation. Serving is an act
of selflessness. Serving is humbling yourself, and giving of yourself in an
effort to bring the love, joy, hope and peace of Jesus Christ into the lives of
others. For that reason, we ask that in no way you receive any payment for
your service. You will have many opportunities to serve in many different ways
during your two years in our program. Our hope and prayer is that you will
continue to serve beyond the requirement, and that through your service, you
will be a witness to many, for many years to come!

Servant’s Name____________________________________________
Date(s) of Service___________________________________________
Place of Service____________________________________________
Describe Your Act(s) of Service_______________________________
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
____

Time Spent in Service (hours)________________________________

*I promise that the above information is accurate, and complete.
signature of servant_________________________________________________
*Who observed/supervised your act of serving?
Name_______________________________
Signature_____________________________
Phone Number_________________________

*this information must be included