The Confirmation Program for 6th – 10th graders at Gloria Dei involves

Learning, Service, Fellowship, and Worship.

Lutheran Rose
These four areas of ministry are major facets in the life of a disciple of Jesus Christ. During Confirmation, students learn to make these facets a part of their own lives. The goals of the Confirmation ministry are that students come to affirm their Baptismal faith, become equipped to live as disciples in the world, develop a Christian community of peers and adults, and connect faith with life. This will be taught using re:form curriculum  from Spark House. Questions? Contact Pastor Sarah 
by Spark House
Peek around at  Spark House; watch a couple of the sample videos, under ‘Youth’ then, ‘Re:Form’.

6th/7th/8th Grade

 – Attend Wednesday small group
– Participate in scheduled Wednesday service project events OR find and complete service projects outside of Gloria Dei, 
– Attend middle school youth events, eg, lock-ins, trips
– Attend worship services and take worship notes / (printable worship note HERE) (18 Worship Notes per year) and serve as usher / greeter / communion assistant with small groups.
* 6th Graders: Participate in Soup Suppers during Advent
* End of 6th Grade – attend Confirmation Camp
Small Group Calendar
2017-2018 6th – 7th – 8th Gr SCHEDULE
You can feed 6th/7th/8th Grade Confirmation from our calendar
to your device and keep up with us all year. It works great to be able to look at the topic for the week on the calendar in the event description and then ask your student, specific questions about the topic; instead of “What did you talk about at confirmation tonight?”

9th Grade

– Attend meetings Fall of 9th grade
– Complete Statement of Faith
– Meet with Pastor for 30 minute conference
– Find and complete service projects if needed, Complete Service Project Form
– Attend high school Bible Study and youth events on Wednesday nights
– Attend worship services and take worship notes / (printable worship note HERE) if needed.


Statement of Faith Books

Before school (and homework) start to take up your time, complete your Statement of Faith booklet now!
Download. Print. Complete. Then KEEP and bring with to your Pastor Conference
 Paper copies of the Statement of Faith Books are available in the church office as well. 

Sign-Up for Service Time

10th Graders Oct 28/29, 2017
9th Graders Nov 4/5, 2017
Select  your Service Time HERE.
OnLine sign-up deadline Oct 1
THINGS to Have:
– Name as you’d like it on your confirmation certificate and in the bulletin.
– Parent(s) Names for the bulletin
– Bible Verse Reference
eg. John 3:16
If you need to change weekends, please contact Pastor Sarah, 605-371-3737
Families with a 9th and 10th Grader can choose their preferred weekend.

Pastor Conference Sign-Ups

Call the church to sign-up or change conference times:
Conferences will be 30 minutes long, held the weeks of:
Sept 11
Sept 18
Sept 25
Oct 2
Oct 9

Confirmation Photo Form

Separate group photo will be taken at the luncheon on Sun Aug 27. We will take a 9th grade group photo and a 10th grade group photo for historical records that day. Please dress in nice clothing. Individual photos will be taken by our photographer (optional). Group and individual photos are available for purchase. 

Confirmation and Bus – Paper Forms

If you prefer, you may download, print, complete and return forms to Gloria Dei.
This helps us prepare and plan for next fall – thank you for registering your students.


Small Group Leaders & Mentors

Small Group Leaders:
Please prayerfully consider leading a group of confirmation students through their small group lessons, three Wednesday evenings a month. All materials, with questions and answers, are provided for all leaders. This is a great place for the parents of confirmation students to get involved, but not limited to those parents. All adult members are welcome to lead. We welcome team leaders, so grab a spouse or a friend and sign-up today. Contact Pat Zoerink 
Meet with a few confirmation students monthly on the 4th Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 to discuss topics focusing on faith, life, family, and friends. All materials are provided.  Contact Pat Zoerink