At Vermont Lutheran Church we offer a two-to-three-year Confirmation program to baptized children and youth. We welcome children beginning as early as the 6th grade up through 9th grade, depending upon when parents judge their child to be ready.

Confirmation meets twice a month following the church service from 10:45am till noon during the school year. This is convenient and fun for the families to attend church service and then enjoy hospitality at the church while the Confirmands are in class. Confirmands also participate in a Lenten program, acolyte duties, and engage in mission projects at the church.

We use a lively curriculum in which Confirmands study the Bible and Luther’s Small Catechism by listening, drawing, and free-style writing to illustrate what they have learned. We acknowledge that a student’s family is the birthplace of their child’s spiritual education and we support families engaging in their Confirmand’s continued development.

Confirmation is led by Rev. Rebecca Clancy and Seminarian Jill Dybdahl.

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. [It] provides opportunity for the individual Christian, relying on God’s promises given in Holy Baptism, to make a personal public confession of the faith . . .

Martin Luther’s Small Catechism