“Confirmation” is a rite developed by the church. Lutherans do not hold it as a sacrament. At Confirmation, a baptized person publicly “confirms” their faith at the Lord’s altar. Unbaptized persons are traditionally baptized at the time of their Confirmation.
As important as Confirmation is, the ritual of Confirmation is not as important as the development of faith the program strives to achieve. Confirmation’s goal is to encourage, by God’s Word and the Holy Spirit, a growing, life-long expression of faith which endures until we see Jesus face to face.
More to know – at ORLS Confirmation instruction is part of the school curriculum. The expectations and grading are the same whether the student plans to be confirmed in the Lutheran Church – Missouri synod or not.
Numerous faith-building Scripture verses to use as the “Sword of the Spirit”
MARTIN LUTHER’S SMALL CATECHISM
A “catechism” is a book of questions and answers. Catechisms are a very useful learning tool and have been used for centuries. Luther wrote the Small Catechism in 1529.
SIX CHIEF PARTS (Six Essential Areas of Faith)
1 – The Ten Commandments
How Christians Live
2 – The Apostle’s Creed
Who God Is
3 – The Lord’s Payer
How To Pray
4 – Holy Baptism
What Baptism Is
5 – The Office of Keys & Confession
How to Forgive and Be Forgiven
6 – Sacrament of the Altar
What The Lord’s Supper Is and Does