confirmation at hopeful

what is confirmation?

In the introduction to the Small Catechism, Martin Luther described the purpose of the catechism as teaching and guiding the student “in what they should believe, do, refrain from, and know according to the Christian faith.” Luther’s Small Catechism is a summary of Scripture that provides everything that is necessary for the Christian to know for salvation.

This purpose for the Small Catechism gives us our purpose for Confirmation–to teach the faith so that faith may be strengthened and God may continue creating his church.

about Confirmation at hopeful

Hopeful's confirmation is a 2-year program for 7th and 8th graders. Our curriculum includes:
  • An overview of Hopeful's mission, purpose, and role in the community
  • Hopeful's history and our liturgy
  • Our organizational structure and the role of Council
  • Books of the Bible and how to study the Bible
  • Bible studies
  • Discussions on topics such as prayer & the sacraments
  • The 10 Commandments
  • The Apostle's Creed
  • The Lord's Prayer

News and updates

Confirmation for 7th and 8th graders will begin September 17 at 10:00 AM. If your child would like to attend confirmation in 2024-2025, please register below.

All students will be provided a Bible and a copy of Luther's Small Catechism. There is no cost for students or parents.

from the Small Catechism

The First Commandment
Thou shalt have no other gods.
What does this mean?
–Answer: We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.
The Second Commandment
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord, thy God, in vain.
What does this mean?
–Answer: We should fear and love God that we may not curse, swear, use witchcraft, lie, or deceive by His name, but call upon it in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks.


2024-25 Confirmation Registration

Confirmation calendar