Middle School Students (Grades 6-8)
Our confirmation program is offered for 6-9th grade students. The goal of confirmation is: 1) to encourage, strengthen, and equip you along your faith journey; 2) to prepare you to claim/affirm your baptism; 3) to join fellow Christians in a life marked by faith, making Christ known through your words and actions.
Redeemer’s confirmation curriculum provides one year of study of stories in the Old Testament, one year of study of stories in the New Testament, and one year of immersion in Luther’s Small Catechism, a handbook of basic Christian faith which explores Baptism, Communion, The Ten Commandments, The Apostle’s Creed, and The Lord’s Prayer. Each class has time devoted to large group learning time and small group discussion led by caring and dedicated adult volunteers.
Ninth grade confirmation students examine how God has gifted them by exploring five areas—talents, spiritual gifts, personality, values, and passions. Students are challenged to find ways that they can use these gifts by serving the church and their community. Ninth grade students also take part in a weekend retreat at Camp Wapogasset as they prepare for confirmation on Reformation Sunday.
Confirmation class meets each Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:15 PM (unless otherwise notified) from early September through early May as part of our RNO programming. Confirmation students also have opportunities for monthly service and fun activities including Feed My Starving Children, Turkey Trot (a food drive for the area food shelf), Moonlight Midnight Madness (an all-night, awesomely-fun event), snow tubing, downhill skiing, a trip to Valley Fair, and an annual progressive dinner.
High School Ministry
Redeemer’s high school ministry is led by dedicated and passionate volunteers each Wednesday from 6-7 PM as part of our Redeemer Night Out programming. Our high school ministry provides a safe space to explore your faith and ask questions. The goal of Redeemer’s High School ministry is to equip students with the lifelong faith they need by engaging them with interesting conversations, providing service opportunities, connecting them with other students and adults to build relationships and support each other on their journeys of faith.