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Confirmation Ministry:  Affirm

 
Wednesday Evenings
(Sept -May, starting Sept 16, 2020)
6:30-7:15 PM
6th-9th grade
Wednesday Night - Affirm Ministry

Confirmation ministry is relational ministry, and we know during this time of COVID 19 being together is hard. To help build relationships with mentors and students, we began our year outside at 10 campfires in small groups for four weeks.  In October and November we will move to a hybrid model, meeting in small groups every other week in the church building.  More details below. 

 

 

 

 

Affirm Program Summary

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. Curriculum is written in-house among the pastors on a four 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)

Year 4 is new this year! We added Affirm Plus! We will concentrate on building leadership skills in faith during their 9th grade year. 

New!  Affirm is moving towards a four year model with 6th-8th graders in one large group with small groups (which reflects a middle school model) and 9th graders (who are in high school) into something called Affirm Plus, which will concentrate on building leadership skills in faith. 

 

Grade 9 is Affirm Plus: During this transitional year of Affirm Plus, we will guide and encourage them to be strong leaders and active in youth ministry service projects, mission trips and fun fellowship activities!  They will do many activities with the High School Youth Group! 

FAQ's:

Confirmation at St. John's is called Affirm, because it is in the Lutheran tradition of Affirmation of Baptism that is celebrated.

Affirm begins in the Fall of the 6th grade year and ends the Spring of their 9th grade year. 

There will be NO cost to the program this year, but registration is required. 

Return Team:  St. John's created an awesome group of St. Johnites to help create and approve policies and procedures for programs during COVID. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions? 

If you have any questions, please ask Pastor Heather pastorheather@sjlcl.org. Thank you! Pastor Heather

Hybrid Affirm

 

 

Thanks to the Return Team, Affirm will be meeting in a hybrid model following Lakeville Schools with only half the group at a time well spaced out in the church.

 

 

6th and 7th grades students will meet 3 times on Wednesdays, October 21, November 4, and November 18 from 6:30-7:15 pm. During their weeks not at church, they will have a take home piece to do. For drop off and pick up, please drop 6th graders off at the doors by garage and 7th graders at front doors. They will need a mask and a Bible. There will be someone at the door offering hand sanitizer. Please remind them to use the restroom before they leave home, and the water fountains will not be available. 

Please review the Covid process and procedures approved by our Return Team. Please read the document with your student so that they know and understand the expectations. If your student is not able to attend in person, please let Pastor Heather know.  Students will be able to facetime in with their classes.

8th and 9th grades students will meet 2 times on Wednesdays, October 28, November 11 from 6:30-7:15 pm. During their weeks not at church, they will have a take home piece to do. For drop off and pick up, please drop off at the front doors. They will need a mask and a Bible. There will be someone at the door offering hand sanitizer. Please remind them to use the restroom before they leave home, and the water fountains will not be available. 

Please review the Covid process and procedures approved by our Return Team. Please read the document with your student so that they know and understand the expectations. If your student is not able to attend in person, please let Pastor Heather know.  Students will be able to facetime in with their classes.

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