St. Andrews partners with two other local congregations (Immanuel, Des Plaines, and St. Paul, Skokie) in Confirmation instruction. Typically, our students begin the two-year program in their 7th grade year. Both 7th and 8th grades meet together. While both years make extensive use of Luther's Small Catechism, Alpha year is a focus on basic Biblical knowledge, and year Beta focuses on applying what we learn in the Catechism to our every day lives. All classes are taught by Pastor Matt Hoffmann and DCE Katie Otto and guest speakers from our congregation and school.
OPENING MEETING – SEPTEMBER 13, 6:30-8:00pm
Introduction and Vision for the Family nature of our confirmation program.
October 22, 12:30 – 4:00pm
The who, what, why, and how of the REFORMATION. We prepare to celebrate REFORMATION 500
November 12, 12:30 – 4:00pm
Baptism and its importance in life, identity, and worship. Parent bring in memento from you child’s baptism.
December 10, 12:30 – 4:00pm
The CREEDS and the importance of confessing our faith. Kids will work on a video confession of faith.
JANUARY 28, 12:30 – 4:00pm
Feb 25, 12:30 – 4:00pm
March 11, 12:30 – 4:00pm
Make sure you get up on time! We are covering the Office of the Keys and the Lord’s Supper. We will also look at how we celebrate these in worship in confession/absolution and prayer.
April 29, 12:30 – 4:00pm
All kids will be here for this, class will last for 2 hours and then we will end with a Grill-out that the whole family can attend. 8th graders need to bring clothes for confirmation pictures!!!!! We will end with a confirmation rehearsal.
May 7 – Confirmation Sunday – 11am