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St. John Youth & Families Ministry

Faith Formation for Youth & Families

Youth faith formation is at the core of St. John's Youth & Family Ministry.  Beginning in 7th grade, Confirmation marks an important season in a young Christian's life.  Their three year journey culminates with The Rite of Confirmation when students affirm for themselves the baptismal vows sponsors made on their behalf at baptism.

Pastors and Adult Care Group Leaders prepare students for the 9th grade Rite of Confirmation.  Students travel through the program in a small peer group lead by an Adult Care Group Leader.  In large and small groups, students learn about God, themselves and the relationship between the two.  Pastors teach the tenets of the Lutheran faith, create deep and meaningful experiences for students, build relationships with the students and form a foundation of faith that students can build upon through high school, into college and for the rest of their lives.


COVID-19 Response - Confirmation has been adapted for social distancing and remote instruction.  The Christian Education components remain intact.  We look forward to another great year together.

This website page will be the communication hub for everything you need.  Within a few days, you'll see a  real time calendar so if and when changes occur, you'll see it instantly.  You may subscribe to it if you'd like.  We will be using Sign Up Genius for group sign up organization and other digital communication tools to keep us connected.

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St. John Lutheran Church    2650 Plainfield Road    Joliet, IL 60435

815.439.2320 (ph)

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