Faith Matters Confirmation is our faith-nurturing program for youth in the 6th through the 9th grades.  Faith Matters consists of learning events, service events, fellowship times, and home involvement.

Faith in a Living Christ is the theme of our learning events this year. The learning events will focus on The Life of Jesus and The New Testament. Each learning event includes: opening ice-breaker, a theme presentation and Bible Study led by the Pastor, and small group discussions.  Future years:
Living Lutheran (2018-2019) Martin Luther & the Lutheran Life
Living the Tradition (2019-2020)  Old Testament and the Ten Commandments
Living Faith  (2020-2021) The Apostles’ Creed and the Lord’s Prayer

Guides are adult leaders of a small group of confirmands. Their primary purpose is to love our young people and be impact adults for them. A big thank you to our Guides last year:
Sixth grade: Lori Schiebe & Leslie Gustafson
Seventh grade: Chris Ismil & Julie Spiering
Eighth grade: Cindy Lustig & Nancy Rosewall
Ninth grade:  Jim Pauling
2017-2018 Schedule
Sep 6              Birth of Jesus
Sep 13            Rachel Kurtz Kick-Off Concert @ Messiah, Mt. Iron
Sep 20           Baptism and Wilderness
Sep 27           large group event
Oct 4              small group fellowship event
Oct 11            The Teachings of Jesus
Oct 18            MEA- no activity
Oct 25           The Miracles of Jesus
Nov 1            The Hard Sayings of Jesus
Nov 8            small group service event
Nov 15          The Passion
Nov 22          Thanksgiving- no activity
Nov 29          The Resurrection
Dec 6             The Great Commision
Dec 13           large group event: caroling & cocoa
Jan 3             New Testament Overview
Jan 10           The Holy Spirit Comes
Jan 17           small group fellowship event
Jan 24          Peter and the Early Church
Jan 31           large group service event
Feb 7            The Damascus Road
Feb 14          Lent
Feb 21          Lent
Feb 28         Lent
Mar 7          Lent
Mar 14        Lent
Mar 22        Lent
Mar 21        Lent
Mar 29/30Maundy Thursday and Good Friday
Apr 4          The Journeys of Paul
Apr 11         The Letters of Paul
Apr 18        The Universal Letters
Apr 25        The Revelation to John
May 2         large group event: movie night