Confirmation for All Ages

A group of people standing in a roomEsperanza Lutheran Church in Phoenix confirmation program is for youth in 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th Grades, generally, and is also open to adult confirmands. 

Confirmation is an approximately 3-year program beginning in August and ending on Reformation Sunday (the last Sunday of October). By the end of the 2nd year of the 3-year program, the confirmand will have discerned their desire—or not—to affirm their baptismal promises in the rite of Confirmation. Those promises include to 1) live among God’s faithful people 2) hear the Word of God and share in the Lord’s Supper 3) proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed 4) serve all people, following the example of Jesus and 5) strive for justice and peace in all the earth. Confirmands are supported by the congregation in living out these promises and, in turn, support others who are making these promises.

The confirmand will complete the following:

Worship Participation – at least 2x/month

Worship Leadership – 1x/month, for instance, communion assistant, scripture reader, usher, PowerPoint clicker, tech assistant, assisting minister

Debriefing Sessions – 2x/month following worship, 10:15-10:45 am

Service Projects – 1x/every other month

Mentoring  – The confirmation mentor will participate in the debriefing sessions as often as possible, participate in service projects, and build a relationship with the confirmand while following our Safeguarding God’s Children Policy Click Here

On October 31, 2021, the last 6 confirmands at Esperanza were confirmed.  See News Article

Confirmation Registration Form

Safeguarding God’s Children Parental Permission Form – Addendum A

Emergency Medical Authorization Form

February 27 Exodus
March 13 Exodus
March 27 Exodus
April 10 Exodus
April 24 Exodus
May 8 End of Year Gathering

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