“In holy baptism the triune God delivers us from the forces of evil, puts our sinful self to death, gives us new birth, adopts us as children, and makes us members of the body of Christ, the church.” (from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, p.225)
Affirmation of baptism, or confirmation, is the opportunity for young people to indeed affirm this gift of faith. For many of them, this was first given to them when they were very young and could not answer for themselves. It is an important rite in the life of the Lutheran Church, and especially at St. Paul’s. In addition to being an opportunity to deepen faith and spiritual practices, affirming one’s baptism allows a young person to have a full participation in the life of the church before they are a legal adult.
Confirmation at St. Paul’s is integrated into the life of the wider congregation, working to maintain the foundations of this time of formation that have been present in St. Paul’s Confirmation programs. Students are welcome to begin Confirmation beginning in 7th grade and take as long as they need to meet the expectations to participate in an Affirmation of Baptism service in worship.
To learn more about Confirmation at St. Paul’s and the specific areas of focus and expected units of study for Affirmation of Baptism, please click here to download a more detailed explanation.
For Current Confirmation Students & Families
Click here to download the Reporting Form when you have completed a unit of study, then submit it to Pastor Ed.
Click here to download the Independent Study Form if there is something you would like to do to count towards one of the units of study, then submit it to Pastor Ed. A reminder that you must have the independent study approved in advance — don’t just go and do it and assume it will count!
Click here to view the current tracking database to make sure we have recorded everything you have been working on along the way.