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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.

2021-2022 Confirmation 

Another Confirmation year is beginning!  This is another step in your child’s faith journey and we’ve devoted a lot of time to make this a meaningful experience for your family.  


Please mark these upcoming dates on your calendar:

Confirmation Orientation: 

Wednesday, September 15th at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary

For ALL students and parents.

Confirmation Classes Begin:

Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:00 - 8:15pm in the Sanctuary


7th/8th Grade One-Day Kickoff Retreat:

Saturday, September 18th at 9:00am - 7:00pm

Dickson Valley Retreat Center in Newark, IL.

This is a great way to start off the year, and an invaluable opportunity for your child to get to know or reconnect with their classmates. A separate email will be sent with details and registration form.


High School Fall/Winter Retreat: 

Friday - Sunday, November 12th - 14th

Lutherdale Bible Camp in Elkhorn, WI

9th grade and up can attend, more details to come


You can find our current confirmation schedule below and we will go over it in detail at the orientation.


Please complete this online registration form by September 8, 2021, so we can plan well for our year. 

If you have questions before the meeting, please contact Pam Kornaus in the church office at 815-439-2320 or email her directly at We look forward to seeing you at the orientation meeting! 

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