Our confirmation ministry for youth in grades 7, 8, and 9 is called “FINK.” That’s short for Faith Inkubators – the
ministry organization who developed the materials and approach we use. It’s a combination of large group presentations, small group processing, fellowship events (goofing off!) and service projects.
The presentations combine music, skits, video clips, “game show” previews and reviews, analogies and images as the pastors teach the different parts of our faith. We cover the major components of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism (Sacraments of Baptism and Communion, the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments and Apostle’s Creed), Lutheran Worship and the Bible.
are where “the rubber hits the road.” This is where faith formation happens and relationships are built. Youth are divided into small groups of between 3-6 youth, based on gender and grade level, and are joined by an Adult
Guide and a Youth Mentor, who is a high school student.
In most cases, the same people are in the same small group all three years of FINK. The first thing – and perhaps the most important thing – that happens in small group time following each presentation is the sharing of Highs and Lows and praying for each other’s Highs and Lows. Then guided discussion about the topic of the night takes up most of the rest of small group time, before all groups gather once again in the sanctuary for a wrap-up.
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This year is our Bible Rotation
September 7th 7th Grade Orientation for Parents and Youth,6 pm
September 7th Guide Huddle Meeting 7:15 pm – Youth do not attend
September 14th FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm Creation
September 21st ( or week of) Fellowship Event decided upon by each small group for some time in September
September 28th FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm The Fall and Sin
October 5th Guide Huddle – youth do not come this week
October 12th FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm People and Promise
October 19th (or week of) Service Project decided upon by each small group for some time in October
October 26th FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 Moses and the Wanderings
November 2nd FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 The Psalms and Wisdom Literature
November 9th (or week of) Fellowship Event decided upon by each small group for some time in November
November 16th FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm Voices of the Prophets
November 23rd – NO CONFIRMATION- HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!
November 30th FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 The Gospels Overview
December 7th FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm Jesus’ Baptism and the Wilderness
December 14th (or week of) Service Project decided upon by each small group for sometime in December
December 21st FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm The Teachings of Jesus
December 28th- NO CONFIRMATION MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!
January 4th FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm The Miracles of Jesus
January 11th (or week of) Fellowship Event decided upon by each small group for some time in January
January 18th FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm The Passion
January 25th Guide Huddle 6:30pm- Youth Do NOT attend
February 1st FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm The Resurrection
February 9th (or week of) Service Project decided upon by each small group for some time in February
February 15th FINK NITE 6:30- 8:00 The Holy Spirit Comes
February 22nd – Lenten Mentor Meeting 6:30pm
LENT BEGINS WITH ASH WEDNESDAY ON MARCH 1st. EASTER IS APRIL 16th!
ALL FINK YOUTH PARTICIPATE IN LENTEN FAITH MENTORING- This includes attending Wednesday Night worship services with your mentor at 7:00 pm and having a brief conversation with them afterwards. Youth and mentors are also strongly encouraged to attend Holy Week Services on Thursday April 13th and Friday April 14th
April 19th FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm Peter and the Early Church
April 26th (or week of) Service Project decided upon by each small group for some time in April
May 3rd FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm The Journey and Letters of Paul
May 10th FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm The Revelation to John
May 17th FINK NITE 6:30-8:00 pm party/wrap-up (= FELLOWSHIP) and
Church & yard cleanup (= SERVICE)