Confirmation 2.1

INTRO from TIM

You’re special. You knew that already, but I’m here to tell you why. The Confirmation Class of 2015 will be the first goofy-foot class! In snowboarding, going goofy foot means to put forward the foot most people have in the back. For you, this means you learned the second year of confirmation (Year 2) before the first year of confirmation (Year 1). So I guess time will tell if you turn out Goofy or not…

 

WHERE WE'VE BEEN...

Before I arrived at OSLC in 2004, while many other opportunities existed for young people, confirmation was not placed as a premium. In my first year, I did not radically change the program; when Joel Dietrich was called as junior high minister in 2005, confirmation took off. It is Joel’s curriculum that formed the basis for the one-year confirmation that has lasted the past eight years. 

 

Additionally, while Pastor Bob Nordlie was senior pastor, he had a once-a-year PBS (Pastor Bob Seminar), a six hour seminar in which he “shared his pastor’s heart” with the confirmands. In this seminar, he shared the core of the Lutheran Doctrine, and played some songs meaningful to him. After Pastor Bob’s retirement, we continued the Overnight Retreat, but added additional content... 

 

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