Confirmation instruction at Spruce Run Lutheran is a two-year program offered to young people in grades 7 and 8. The first year instruction centers on the Bible. The second-year instruction covers Lutheran church history, Luther’s Small Catechism, and exploring one’s personal faith life.
At a child’s baptism, the parents and godparents promise to nurture the child in the faith. Specifically, they promise to faithfully bring the child to the services of God’s house, teach the child the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed, and the Ten Commandments, place in the child’s hands the Holy Scriptures, and provide for the child’s instruction in the Christian faith. (LBW, Holy Baptism, p.121) Confirmation instruction helps baptized young persons to assume those responsibilities for themselves so they will become responsible young adults in the congregation, committed to the mission and ministry of the Church.
Young people who are enrolled in the program are expected to meet the basic requirements of worship attendance. They are also required to participate in various activities in the life of the congregation.