Holy Trinity provides the youth of our congregation with three years of study and instruction designed to prepare them for confirmation. The curriculum provides for extensive review of the Scripture, the Small Catechism, and delves into catholic church history as well as Martin Luther’s life.
Sixth and Seventh Grade
The Sixth and Seventh Grade Confirmation classes share a dynamic Scripture-rich two-year curriculum with an emphasis on Luther’s Small Catechism.
My Journey in Faith
My Journey in Faith focuses on the abiding love and care with which God showers His people from creation to salvation. Offering students the relevance of the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed and the Ten Commandments in their lives today.
My Christian Faith
My Christian Faith presents Law and Gospel in the light of Christ’s life, death and resurrection. Each week another portion of the Catechism is held up as both source of inspiration and guide to Christian living.
Eighth Grade students become familiar with the history of the catholic church and the life and teachings of Martin Luther.
How the Church Grew
In studying the history of the Christian church, students learn about and appreciate God’s abundant grace to His people. The study focuses on encouraging students recognize God’s love and grace to His church from Pentecost to the present day.
Luther, Servant of God
Prepared for students ages 11 and older, Luther, Servant of God helps students understand and appreciate how God worked in the life of Martin Luther. Eighth Grade students complete there three years of Confirmation training at Holy Trinity by studying the above two books over 34 weeks during 8th Grade.
Grades 6th – 8th Grades
Church Attendance – While it is expected that our confirmation students attend church each week, they are required to fill out and turn in at least 2 blue slips each month. There is a container in the Narthex where they can place the blue slips, or they can turn them in to their teachers. Please do not place them in the offering plates.
Class Attendance – The students are required to attend Confirmation classes each week. The classes are held on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. during the regular Sunday School hour, beginning in September the week after Rally Day, through the second week in June. If they miss a class, the student should contact their teacher for any make up assignments.
Tests – There are at least 2 tests each year that the students must pass in order to be confirmed.
Service Projects – There are many service project opportunities, which are announced throughout the year, such as Christmas tree decorating, hosting parties for the children from Martin Luther/Silver Springs School, helping with Vacation Bible School, etc. The students are required to participate in 5 service projects each year. They will receive 1 credit for being an Acolyte/Christopher, and 1 credit if they participate in one of Holy Trinity’s Choirs, or instrumental ensembles.
Field Trips – There will be 1 or 2 field trips each year that the students are required to attend. These trips will be announced at the orientation meeting in September, and a reminder will be sent to the students prior to the field trip. One of the field trips we take each year are to either St. David’s R.C. Church, Temple Beth Am Synagogue, or Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.
Retreat – Each year, an all day retreat is held at Holy Trinity for the confirmation students. The retreat is a requirement that each student must attend. The date of the retreat will be announced at the Sept. orientation class, with a reminder sent out in January. All of the above requirements must be met in order for the students to be confirmed on Pentecost Sunday of their 8th grade year.