Sunday School - Confirmation
Youth Ministry at Gloria Dei strives to provide a community of young people who are living lives of love, discipleship, and service through the grace of Jesus Christ.
Sunday School 3 Year Olds to 6th Grade
Sunday School provides families with a variety of educational opportunities to root children in the Word and to celebrate God’s love. Sunday School is offered for 3 year olds through 6th grade and is held every Sunday morning from 9:00 – 10:15 AM. Family Sunday School is offered during the winter/early spring, where all ages are invited into the same classroom to interact and learn together.
Sunday morning informal small group studies for grades 7-12, incorporate relevant discussion of world events, worship, prayer, service and interactive multi-generational group activities that are designed to equip students with the spiritual foundation necessary to become true disciples of Jesus Christ who impact God’s Kingdom.
During grades 7-9, our formal Wednesday evening Confirmation classes offer students opportunities to develop and deepen a personal relationship with Christ.
What is Confirmation?
The Confirmation Education and the Confirmation Service offer students an opportunity to affirm that they are on a personal journey of faith with Christ. Confirmation is not the “end” of one’s faith journey, nor is it equivalent to salvation.
Participation in Confirmation is typically completed in grades 6-9. Students are invited to participate in classes which meet each Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:45 pm.
When do students confirm their faith?
Students can participate in the Confirmation Service between 9th and 12th grade if they confess that they are on a journey of faith with Christ and complete the Confirmation requirements. Most students participate in the Confirmation Service as 9th graders.
The Confirmation Services will be held this year on October 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.
What are the requirements for Confirmation students?
- Participate in classes during middle school years (6, 7 & 8).
- Participate in an overnight retreat - during the final semester of their confirmation program.
- 7th Gr. Confirmation camp – the summer between 7th and 8th Gr. One week at camp or take home packet.
- Complete 40 sermon notes, between 6th-9th Gr.
- Complete required service work—20 service hours in church and/or community– max. of 6 hrs. per activity.
- Complete a written Faith Statement/project for presentation to parents, mentors, congregation members.
- Choose a scripture verse as their personal favorite.
As acolytes for our worship services, the confirmation students are completing some of their required service work. Click here for the current acolyte schedule.
"Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise." Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Wednesday Worship 6:00 PM
Traditional Worship Sunday 8:00 AM
Sunday School & Adult Ed 9:00 AM
Praise Worship Sunday 10:30 AM
Holy Communion is offered the 1st and 3rd Wednesday and Sunday of each month. Gloria Dei practices open communion and all believers are welcome to the Lord’s Table.
Communion will be offered the 1st and 3rd Wednesday and Sunday of each month. It will be offered on the Saturday preceding Sunday communion.