What Is Confirmation?

Confirmation is a public rite of the Church preceded by a period of instruction designed to help baptized Christians identify with the life and mission of the Christian community.

Note: Prior to admission to the Lord's Supper, it is necessary to be instructed in the Christian faith (1 Cor. 11:28). The rite of confirmation provides an opportunity for the individual Christian, relying on God's promise given in Holy Baptism, to make a personal public confession of the faith and a lifelong pledge of fidelity to Christ.


Who May Be Confirmed?

At St. James, we confirm adults as well as our 8th grade students. All classes are taught by our pastoral staff.

Junior Confirmation classes begin in 7th grade for both students who attend St. James Lutheran School as well as those who attend school elsewhere. St. James Lutheran School students receive instruction during their religion classes. All other students attend class weekly during the school year.

Adult Confirmation classes are offered on Sunday mornings as a part of the Adult Information/New Member Class. This class is offered twice each year. Please contact the church office at 423-1616 with any questions or for more information about class times.

Pastor French's 8th Grade Confirmation Class:
Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 955 2545 4564
Passcode: 4J7nwZ
Pastor Heckert's 7th Grade Confirmation Class:
Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 703 038 0806
Passcode: SJLC

Jr. Confirmation Files - Pastor French

Jr Confirmation Files - Pastor Heckert