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. 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Trinity Downtown!

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Trinity Youth Ministry (TYM) is a new and exciting opportunity for 6th through 8th grade students in our local community to come together in a fun environment to build relationships with one another and with Jesus. Volunteers and participants will enjoy dinner together, followed by worship, games, and an open gym in the beautiful facilities provided by our Lord at Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown Orlando. FCA TYM will meet in Trinity’s fellowship hall and gymnasium, from 6-8 p.m. one Sunday per month.

 

FCA TYM Meetings for the 2022-2023 School Year:

September 11, 2022

October 2, 2022

November 13, 2022

December 11, 2022

January 8, 2023

February 12, 2023

March 5, 2023

April 4, 2023

May 7, 2023