Thank you so much for checking the Holy Trinity Confirmation page. The fact that you are checking out this page means that the Holy Spirit is drawing you closer to Jesus Christ. Confirmation is the “confirmation’ of your baptismal faith. This looks a little bit different for youth and adults, so please continue reading below for more information.
Jesus Christ came to grow a new nation that would be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. As an adult, God calls individuals to join his family through the church. Typically, a person will have a friend or neighbor connect them to a local Christian congregation, and in this community, the person begins to learn about Jesus. As a person learns about they will likely desire to be part of his family and seek baptism (see baptism page).
After a person is baptized, the next part of the journey is Christian education that strengthens the faith of the person. One of the main texts used for confirmation is the Small Catechism by Martin Luther. This text is a guide for the life of the Christian. Another helpful resource is the God Connects Series by Lutheran Hour Ministries. After a person is confirmed in the church, he or she is part of the church membership (see membership).
Check out this video concerning the God Connects Resource.
God Connects - 10. Communion from Lutheran Hour Ministries
Typically, Junior Confirmation is the pathway for youth baptized in the church at a young age to confirm their baptismal faith. Parents of baptized children promise to raise their children in the church and confirmation is part of this process. At Holy Trinity students as young as 5th grade can participate in 1st Communion (see 1st Communion page). Then in 6th-grade students participate in a class on the Old Testament, 7th grade the New Testament, and then in 8th Grade a Class on Christian Doctrine using Luther’s Small Catechism.