Middle School Confirmation is the time when your child begins to take ownership of their faith, while forming a faith community of peers and adults within our church. It is an opportunity for individuals to take on the promises that were made for them in baptism for themselves. These are the foundational years where students are asking “What does it mean to be Lutheran?” We spend time learning about the small catechism (10 commandments, Lord’s Prayer and Apostle’s Creed), Martin Luther, Prayer and the bible. We also start to build and develop deep relationships with fellow classmates and other invested adults in our congregation.
Our goal at King of Kings is to create a community where all are welcome and included—a place where students can grow in their faith, and where students can build, grow, and develop relationships. We invite YOU to come and join us and grow with us!
Classes meet on Wednesday evenings September-April at 6:30 p.m.
6th Grade: Laying the foundation
This is the foundational year where students are asking “What does it mean to be Lutheran?” We spend time learning about the small catechism (10 commandments, Lord’s Prayer and Apostle’s Creed), Martin Luther, Prayer and the bible. We also start to build and develop deep relationships with fellow classmates and other invested adults in our congregation.
7th and 8th Grade: Digging Deeper
We spend these two years taking a deep dive into learning how to apply your faith to your life, where students ask “What does it mean to me?” We continue to develop relationships, and learn about connections and making new friends, Jesus’ life, faith and culture. We also take time to take a longer, deeper look at a character or sections from the Old and New Testaments.
Preparing for Confirmation
Expressing Your Faith
On the road to Confirmation, we help students learn to express and articulate their faith through various ways like service, art, words, and prayer. Each student is asked to put together a project that expresses their unique faith in preparation for confirmation. During 9th grade, students will:
Students will also attend a day retreat offered for confirmation students on April 10th at King of Kings. Retreats offer a longer time frame to explore what we’ve learned about God and our faith, and give us the opportunity to get to know what to expect in high school ministries.
9th Grade Confirmation Services
Confirmation services at King of Kings take place on the last Saturday/Sunday in October in the fall of 9th & 10th grade.
Confirmation Conversations happen during the summer between 8th and 9th grade when students have the opportunity in a one-on-one or group setting to share about their experience in confirmation and have a deeper conversation about their faith. These conversations are also a chance to learn more about High School ministries at King of Kings and ask questions about confirmation services and how to plug into the congregation.
Each student is also asked to choose a confirmation verse that is meaningful and speaks to them to share during their confirmation conversation and display during the confirmation services.
Stole Making Party
Students are expected to make a stole with their name, and are encouraged to reflect their life’s passions and story of faith through images and symbols on their stoles. A cutting template and suggestions are sent to families in the fall of 9th grade, and stole making kits are available on loan. Stoles are available at the stole making party or any time. Please click here to register. Contact Michael for additional information.
Confirmation Rehearsal is an opportunity for families and students to walk through the confirmation service, have formal photos taken, and spend time together. It’s also an opportunity to ask any last-minute questions families might have.
6th grade – 5 worship notes, 2 service experiences and 1 lock-in
7th grade – 7 worship notes, 4 service experiences and 1 retreat
8th grade – 10 worship notes, 6 service experiences and 1 retreat
What are worship notes? Simply put, they are 4-5 questions that are meant to help engage students within worship. The hope is that they help students better understand the messages of the sermon and what it means for them and their faith.
What are service experiences? One thing that Jesus calls us to do is to serve others in our community. We live this out by getting out into our community and serving together. There are MANY opportunities offered through regular programming but many others available throughout the year.
Why retreats and lock-ins? Both give us an opportunity to really dive deep into one topic and give us the space to really expand the conversation and take it to another level. They also give us the ability to laugh and play together for an extended amount of time which translates to deeper connections with each other
Worship Notes & Service Experience Form
Our goal in Middle School Ministry is to create a community where all are welcome and included—a place where students can grow in their faith, and where students can build, grow, and develop relationships.
We invite YOU to come and join us and grow with us!
We believe that our lives are enriched by spending time together in community. One way that we live that out is through monthly fellowship events, where we have time to play together, laugh together, and grow together in faith. These events range from spending the evening together jumping at SkyZone, gathering together to watch a movie on the big screen, and simply hanging out around a bonfire eating s’mores, telling stories and playing games together.
One of the things that Jesus calls us to do is to serve others in our community. We live this out by getting out into the community and serving together. You will often see us at Feed My Starving Children, creating tie blankets for those in need, collecting personal hygiene supplies for Shoeboxes of Love, and many other opportunities throughout the year.
One of the many places we can experience God is in the outdoors and there is no better place to do that than at camp! WE are a partner congregation with Lake Wapogasset Bible Camp in Amery, WI. All middle school students are invited to come spend a week doing bible studies, playing games and having a ton of fun together at camp. Camp is a transformative place and we encourage all of our middle school students to come spend a week at camp at least once!
How do I sign my student up for an event? Always through the website, in fact, here is the link to the registration page.
Can friends come to events? Always! We just ask that a current medical form be on file in the office. If you have questions, just ask Michael!
Are scholarships available? YES! We NEVER want the cost of an event to be a prohibitive factor to students coming to events! If there is a need, please reach out to Michael.
Do you ever need help from parents for events? ALWAYS! There is always a need for more parents to come around and be a part of events! ALL parent’s and adults need to complete a background check prior to the event. If you would like to help out with the life of Middle School Ministry, please contact Michael.
Faith milestones seek to carry out the baptismal promises that are made when each student is baptized and to provide tools to incorporate faith into the daily life of their family. Important faith concepts are taught through parent/student workshops, retreats, worship experiences, and classroom lessons.
Small Catechism (10 Commandments, Lord’s Prayer, and Apostle’s Creed), Martin Luther, Prayer, and the Structure of the Bible.
7th & 8th Grade
• Community & Discipleship – What does it mean to be part of a community and what does that mean for me?
• Stewardship & Service – What does it mean to care for creation and serve others?
• Faith Project – What do you believe and what do I believe?
• Confirmation – Where does my faith journey go from here?