Confirmation ministry at Christ the King is two year journey of discovery, belonging, and serving for 7th & 8th graders.
It culminates with participants re-affirming the covenant relationship that God initiated with them in their baptism. We intend to guide students towards spiritual maturity–helping them understand what is God’s part and what is their part in the relationship. We will expose them to distinctly core Christian doctrines like God’s Covenant and Kingdom, sin and grace, the humanity and deity of Christ and the Holy Trinity. And we will help them understand how to live daily in the truths God reveals; for instance, how and when to repent, how obedience to God is motivated by love not fear, and the importance of rest as a part of their lifestyle so they can hear God’s voice.
Our program is a large group – small group model that brings all students together for a presentation followed by small group time. The small groups provide a place for students to feel cared for and listened to as they learn to express their thoughts and feelings about spiritual realities.
Our sessions take place roughly every other Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:30, beginning in September and ending at Easter, with a break for the winter holidays. Confirmation Sunday at CTK is always the first Sunday after Easter.
The Confirmation ministry is led by a team comprised of Pastor Doyle and Shea Pruhs, with the assistance of parent volunteers who serve as small group guides.
The quality learning experiences we provide are meant to supplement and stimulate the parents active participation in the spiritual maturity of these emerging teenagers. We hope parents will discuss with their children what they learned at a confirmation evening; and to communicate with any of our leaders to help resolve problems their child might be having. We also ask parents to help with the mandatory make-up assignments for any student who cannot be present for a regularly scheduled session (available elsewhere on this website).
Throughout the two years of study students will cover:
APOSTLES CREED (How God operates)
LORD’S PRAYER (Seeking God’s specific will)
HOLY COMMUNION (Retreat)
LUTHERAN HISTORY & REFORMATION