Youth Ministry

Middle School & High School Students

7th and 8th Grade Confirmation Instruction 2022-2023

 

In the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), confirmation – or the public affirmation of baptism and faith – is arrived at after a period of instruction. While this instruction lasts for a two-year period at Trinity, for 7th and 8th grade students, the instruction is intended not to end at 8th grade, but to begin a lifelong practice of regular scriptural study, worship, and prayer.

The formal instruction that leads to confirmation for both adults and youth, (adults not confirmed in the Lutheran Church attend a Foundations class), is founded in Martin Luther’s Small Catechism and is designed to clarify Christian doctrine and teach the life of the Church to Christians.

First Communion usually takes place in the first year of Confirmation, during Maundy Thursday worship.  The Rite of Confirmation takes place at the Completion of Confirmation instruction in 8th grade, with a reading of the students personal statement of faith during worship on the Sunday of Pentecost. 

Instruction and group discussion will be provided by Senior Pastor Doug Kallesen and Tim Norris.  Parent(s) attend class with their student.

(Please note: special arrangements may be made for students who need to start earlier or later than 7th and 8th grade.  Please contact Pastor Doug Kallesen at PastorDoug@TrinityDowntown.com the church office to discuss or 407-488-1919 x112).


WHAT WE’LL BE STUDYING: 

    • Books of the Bible, Old Testament
    • First Communion instruction
    • The New Testament
    • Luther’s Small Catechism
    • Understanding of Lutheran theology

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WHERE/WHEN DO WE MEET:

Confirmation begins Sunday, August 28th, at 12:30 in Fellowship Hall, led by Tim Norris and Pastor Doug. Parent(s) and students attend together; starting with lunch, opening video, then discussion groups and ending about 2ish. First year students are 7th graders, and second year students are 8th graders.


Meeting Dates:

  • August 28
  • September 11 and 25
  • October 2 and 23
  • November 6 and 20
  • December 4 and 18
  • January 8 and 22
  • February 5 and 19
  • March 5 and 26
  • April 2, 16, and 30 *April 6 First Communion at Maundy Thursday Service
  • May 7 and 21
  • May 28: Rite of Confirmation *Pentecost*

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS:  You may contact Tim Norris at norris.timothy@gmail.com or Pastor Doug Kallesen at PastorDoug@TrinityDowntown.com or 407-488-1919 x112) for more information.

MS and HS Bible Study

Middle and High School students are invited to join Pastor Doug’s adult Bible study, “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist.” This study will be based on the book, “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist” by Frank Tureck and Norman Geisler and will cover the following topics presented in discussion format:

  • How do you define atheist? Christianity?
  • What is truth? Is there absolute truth?
  • Are miracles possible?
  • Why do miracles occur?
  • What is the greatest miracle?
  • Does science agree with the Bible?
  • Was there really a BIG BANG?
  • Where did God come from?
  • How and why did we get here?
  • Is the Bible true?
  • If God is good why does evil exist?
  • Why do we believe in Christ’s resurrection

The class will begin Sunday, September 18 at 10:15 a.m. We hope students will be able to join to grow in their faith and how to communicate that faith to others.

 

 

LCMS National Youth Gathering | Houston | 2022

Held every 3 years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to be encouraged in their walk with Jesus Christ and learn about the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity.

The Gathering is more than the five days of the event. The preparation process for the Gathering brings together young people and supportive adults to encourage each other in their baptismal identity.

The Gathering provides young people a vision for the vastness of Christ’s Church and equips them for vocational service as they continue their walk with Jesus.

If you KNOW you’ve just got to go to this next gathering, let us know ASAP. Planning and Fundraising start NOW! Email TLC@TrinityDowntown.com.

For more information about teh gathering visit https://lcmsgathering.com/