Are you interested in joining Zoar Lutheran Church?
Finding your way and place in a church the size of Zoar Lutheran is not always easy. This is a church on the move to new ports of call to pick up new people for the adventure that is Zoar. It is for just this reason that Pastor Mike offers the class “Onboard with Zoar.” It is a six week class to help orient all people. Whether you have been here a single Sunday or an entire lifetime at Zoar Lutheran, this course will help you find your place among the crew. This “onboarding” class, will help you:
You can help by pre-registering via email to pastormike@zoarlutheran or call 419-874-4346.
Talk About and Grow in Faith at Zoar Lutheran
Confirmation is about exploring what a young person believes, what it means to be a Christian, and getting to know God better. During confirmation students will talk about faith with friends and family and apply it to their lives. At Zoar, the Lutheran tradition of Confirmation is closely associated to the sacrament of Holy Baptism. In baptism, we are made children of God. We are received into God’s family in Jesus Christ. When parents bring their children to be baptized, they make a promise to live with their children among God’s people, to bring them to worship at God’s house, to share the Word of God with them, and to teach them the foundations of the Christian faith so that their children may come to love, trust, and serve God and Christ.
During the confirmation process, the church partners with parents to help them fulfill these promises made at baptism. Students learn the basics of faith and have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss faith with peers and adults. Students are encouraged to engage in service. Confirmation connects students to pastors and mentors to support them in their spiritual journey. This preparation enables students to be grounded in faith, love, and knowledge of God’s Word so that they are ready to be confirmed.
At the rite of Confirmation, students recognize and affirm their baptism. They take personal responsibility for living out the promises their parents made at their baptism. As an adult member of Christ’s family, Confirmands express their intentions to live among God’s faithful people, to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s Supper, to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, to serve all people, following the example of Jesus, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth. They are encouraged to worship and serve in the church and beyond. They are greatly supported by family and the church community in their walk of faith and in fulfilling the promises they make to God at their rite of confirmation.
Confirmation classes are led by Pastor Tim, Pastor Mike, Intern Todd and Director of Youth Ministry Madeline. They are held Wednesday nights during the school year.
Confirmation is a two-year program for 7th and 8th grade students.
For more information on confirmation classes, please contact the church office at 419-874-4346 or firstname.lastname@example.org.