Confirmation is open to all students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
At Bethany, we think that Confirmation is the beginning of teenager’s faith journey—not the end. Middle school youth are at a time in life where they are just starting to think critically about their faith. A lot of them have questions about God, religion, life, and how it all fits together. Our hope is that Confirmation can be a place where kids can ask those questions in a safe environment, knowing they will be loved and cared for.
For this reason, our Confirmation process revolves around three main areas: building relationships, cultivating faith, and educating students on the basic tenants of Christianity and Lutheranism.
At the completion of the Confirmation program (spring of 8th grade), students are confirmed during the Affirmation of Baptism service, where they publicly profess their faith (even if it’s a work in progress) for the God who first loved them.