10th Grade Affirm Ministry

Wednesday Evenings
(Sept -Oct)
6:00pm or 7:00pm
Affirmation of Baptism Rehearsal
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Affirmation of Baptism Worship
Sunday, October 30, 2016
1:00pm Pictures
1:30pm Worship

Orientation for 10th grade students and parents:

Wednesday September 7 @ 8pm


This is a year of transition where 10th grade youth become adult members of the St. John's congregation. Class time will be dedicated to having conversations about faith with the curriculm "Can I Ask That? 8 Hard Questions about God & Faith." Students will vote on which questions they would like to dicuss as a class.


Students are expected to attend worship on Sunday mornings with their families and fill out worship notes.


Parent Faith Talks

All 10th graders are expected to complete three faith talks with their parents by October 12 and turn in the signature page to show completion.

One on Ones

Each 10th grade youth will sign up for a personal one on one with the Pastor or Youth Director in October to discuss their faith papers written last year and their desire to affirm their baptism.



After the celebration of their Affirmation of Baptism, 10th graders are full adult members of the St. John's congregation. In the fall, 10th graders will have the opportunity to sign up for a Sunday morning worship role with the rest of the adults in the congregation for the 2017 calendar year. These roles include reader, usher,  greeter, coffee server, communion service, or communion preparation.


Jr. Guides for small groups on Wednesday nights

There is a new opportunity for our 10th-12th grade youth to be mentors, called Jr. Guides, to our 7th-9th grade youth going through the Affirm program. This entails making a commitment to attend Affirm with them on Wednesday nights and be an active and supportive leader with the Adult Guide during small group time. Also connecting with youth outside of class for encouragement in their faith.

If this is a leadership opportunity you would like to accept, please email Ruthie@sjlcl.org. For those 10th graders who are in choir, an alternate day for 10th grade class will be arrange because they will be a Jr. Guide at the 6 o'clock hour and in choir at the 7 o'clock hour.


General Information

The $20 registration fee covers the robe rental and pictures on the day of Affirmation of Baptism.


2016 Calendar

Sept. 7: 8:00pm Parent & Student  Orientaion

Sept. 14: Class

Sept. 21: Class

Sept. 28: Class

Oct. 5: Class

Oct. 12: Class - Parent Faith Talks Signature Page Due

Oct. 10-26: One on Ones with Pastor or Youth Director

Oct. 29: 10:00am Affirmation of Baptism Rehearsal

Oct. 30: 1:00pm Pictures, 1:30pm Affirmation of Baptism Worship