Confirmation Ministry: Affirm
(Sept -May, starting Sept 11, 2019)
Wednesday Night - Affirm Ministry
Questions! Young people ask good questions. Our role at St. John's is to walk beside these young people and to encourage them to ask the hard faith questions. We might not have all the answers, but we are willing to talk about them.
Affirm starts Wednesday, September 11. New for 2019-2020, Affirm will be offered only at 7 pm. The main reason for this shift is to build community among the 7th-9th graders. Here is what we will do with Affirm this year:
Curriculum is written in-house among the pastors on a three year cycle:
Year 1 is Jesus who...? We take a look at Jesus as healer, miracle worker, teacher and savior. (2018-2019)
Year 2 is I am a Lutheran, and what does that mean? (2019-2020)
Year 3 is God and my Ipod and other life stuff such as body image, music, and pop culture. (2020-2021)
Affirm students and their families are invited to the Affirm Ice Social on Wednesday, September 11 at 7 pm to learn about the (new!) nuts and bolts of confirmation ministry! We will go thru the calendar of what is expected from your student with service opportunities, meet our new worship coordinator for Affirm (acolytes, ushers, greeters, and assisting ministers), and what it means to do a worship photogram.
This year, as last, Simpson Shelter in Minneapolis will be our outreach partner. Each student will be expected to sign up serve Sunday morning breakfast (5:15 - 9:00 am) at Simpson at least once during this coming school year. The dates are: Sundays, October 20, November 10, January 26, February 23, March 22, and April 26. Sign-ups will start at the Ice Cream Social on Sep. 11.
Moonlight Madness: Students in 7th-9th grade are expected to have some fun at church, too! Moonlight Madness does just that! MM is a lockout of church, where St. John's will meet up with 10 other churches to travel from place to place throughout the night. Save the date for now: Friday, November 8. More details to come soon. Please contact Amanda Boe, CYF Director, at or 952-469-4916