Youth MinistryMiddle School & High School Students
7th and 8th Grade Confirmation Instruction 2021-2022
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 the church office to discuss at PastorDoug@TrinityDowntown.com 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, September 12th, 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.
September 12 and 26
October 10 and 24
November 7 and 14
December 5 and 19
January 2 and 16 and 30
February 13 and 27
March 6 and 27
April 10 and 24 *April 14th First Communion at Maundy Thursday Service*
May 8 and 22
June 5 Rite of Confirmation *Pentecost*
Parents and Volunteers needed to provide lunches for each class date. Please contact Tim to sign up and schedule.
MS and HS Bible Study
Lead by Trinity Elder/President, Tom Finger. Sunday morning Bible Study for Youth in grades 6-12, begins on Sunday, September 12, meeting from 10:15am -11:00am in the Youth Room located in the church basement (undercroft). Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to Trinity youth and their friends joining us each week as we gain a greater understanding about God’s plan for us through our exploration of the Bible. Topics for Bible study will vary throughout the year.
FIRST STUDY: We’ll begin with the study of the Apostle Paul. Rather than relying printed materials for our lessons we will instead be using interactive video programs specifically designed for today’s youth – through Right Now Media.
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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/