- Phone: (651) 464-3323
- Mailing Address: 886 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025
Confirmation at Faith is not about accomplishing a goal and then graduating—we truly believe that affirming your baptism (confirmation) is the first step in developing young leaders of the church.
We have high expectations that our youth will regularly attend on Wednesday nights in the school year and attend a yearly retreat for deeper connections with friends who share a common yearning to understand how Jesus walks with us in faith.
Confirmation students spend their 7th and 8th grade years learning the Bible stories and how they apply to our daily lives. In 9th grade, the students build their knowledge about Martin Luther’s teachings in the Small Catechism and on the last Sunday of October, Reformation Sunday, they affirm their baptism. But it doesn’t end there…
Youth group, from 9th-12th grade, focuses on how young leaders dig into the deeper issues of faith. Pastor John spends each week with our youth to help guide conversations, encourage discipleship, and provide monthly opportunities for the students to be in service to the world. At Faith, we don’t just say that the youth are important, we are constantly looking to our youth to help teach us about what it means to be Christians in a complex and changing world.
Wednesdays, September – May, Grades 9-12
Dinner is served from 5:30-6:30. Youth can hang out, study, play with the younger kids (serve as role models), or attend the 6:30 worship prior to youth group.
Pastor John comes to the youth room from 7-8 pm. Some weeks, we will have a focused conversation, a guest speaker, or acting out videos for the Wednesday night service. Pastor John serves as a facilitator, but the content and leadership continue to come out of the needs and issues that the youth are facing in their daily lives to understand where God is with them.
We have fun but also take things seriously. We know that you have plenty of things going on in your life. This is a place to unplug from the daily grind and come together with other young Christians looking for depth to their faith. You don’t have to be a member of Faith. You don’t have to be confirmed. You don’t have to be Lutheran. You do have to come with an open mind and a willingness to support others.
We invite all ages to be part of music ministry at Faith!