St. John's offers weekly Sunday School for children during the Sunday worship service (10:15am). Children attend worship with their families and are excused for a short period for Sunday School. We also have special events for both High School and Middle School youth. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email Pastor Jake.
Confirmation is an opportunity for students in 7th Grade (or older, if they have not been confirmed) to make a personal confession of Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. When a person is baptized, our heavenly Father forgives their sins, rescues from death and the devil, gives His Holy Spirit to be present in their lives, and gives them the gift of eternal life. Confirmation is the opportunity for that person to publicly acknowledge God’s gifts and commit their lives into His hands (Matthew 10:32). In preparation for their confirmation, students are taught the truths and habits of the Christian faith. On Confirmation Sunday, students will take responsibility for their faith and the church, committing to Christ what is already His through Baptism: their lives.
The purpose of Confirmation is five-fold:
- Personally confess Jesus Christ as
their Savior and Lord and take personal ownership in declaring, by the power of
the Holy Spirit, their own allegiance to Christ.
- Eagerly explore the awesomeness of God
and the mysteries of the faith.
- Identify themselves as members, as a
unique and special part of the body of Christ, as Christians and as members of
a local congregation.
participate in public worship and the reception of The Lord’s Supper, teach how
to apply the Scriptures to their lives, strive to lead God-pleasing lives by
living out His Word, serving others and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ
to the world around them.
- Celebrate the relationships that they have with God as their personal God who loves them graciously, their pastor and other church staff people, their peers participating in the confirmation process, their family and other members of their congregation.