Confirmation Ministry at Trinity
Rationale: Trinity’s Confirmation Ministry exists to formally train and equip individuals in the essential truths of God’s Word as explained through Luther’s Small Catechism and the doctrines of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Trinity offers two paths toward confirmation, one for young people in grades 5-9 (conventional confirmation), and one for adults beyond ninth grade who have not had the opportunity to be instructed at an earlier age (adult instruction.) While our adult instruction has as its focus the goal of culminating in being confirmed in the Lutheran faith, this instruction is open to anyone who may simply be interested in learning more about the basic teachings of Christianity and the theology of the Lutheran doctrines derived from the Scriptures.
Each path to the Rite of Confirmation is explained below.
If you are interested in confirmation for adults, which is the required instruction to become a communicant member of Trinity, please see our Adult Confirmation Instruction page.
Conventional Confirmation Instruction
Rationale: In Baptism, parents make sacred promises on behalf of their child. It is parent’s calling to…
- faithfully bring their children to the services of God’s house
- properly teach them the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed and the Ten Commandments.
- place in their hands the Holy Scriptures
- and provide for their instruction in the Christian faith.
Our confirmation ministry seeks to engage parents and assist them in the fulfillment these promises. It is a task to which God has called them in the pursuit of Christian education for their children. Further, our confirmation ministry exists to properly train and equip young Christians in the six chief parts of Luther’s Small Catechism, providing them with a proper view of themselves as fellow citizens with the saints and members of God’s household (Ephesians 2:19).
Instruction in Luther’s Small Catechism is accomplished through a series of six workshops (one the fall and one in the spring) over the course of grades six, seven, eight, and one fall workshop in grade nine. These workshops will take place on a Friday evening and Saturday morning here at Trinity.
Each of the following components of our confirmation ministry, including participation in worship and T3, completion of service hours, keeping a journal, and learning essential Bible stories of the Old and New Testament is explained in detail.
An Early Path to First Communion
Seasonal Workshops on the Six Chief Parts
The Rite of Confirmation
Participation in T3 (Trinity Time Together)
Ongoing (daily/weekly) Instruction