Grades 7-8

Grades 7-8



The purpose of confirmation is designed to learn about God’s love and grace for us in the person of Jesus! Youths in 7th and 8th grade will spend their 2 years of Confirmation exploring the Bible, asking faithful questions, experience a caring community, while having fun learning what it means to follow Jesus.

Our teaching is large and small-group-based, experiential in nature, and service-oriented. Here is the rhythm of our Confirmation ministry.

First Year – New Testament/Baptism/Communion/Service Projects

Second Year – Old Testament/Apostles Creed/Lord’s Prayer/Service Projects

Fall Confirmation Retreat – Martin Luther/Faith Formation

What do Wednesday Nights look like?

Confirmation is held Wednesday nights during the school year from 6:30-7:30 pm. Each week will rotate between:
Instruction Time – Fellowship Events – Service Projects – Guide Training

  • During the evenings of Instruction, youth will meet with the large group from 6:30-7:00 pm, then in their small groups between 7:00-7:30 pm
  • During the evenings of Fellowship Events, the youth will spend time playing games and enjoying each other’s company.
  • During the evenings of Service Projects, the youth will explore different ways in which they can serve their community.
  • During the evening of Guide Training, the youth will get the night off, while the small group guides will meet for training.

Please contact Heidi Richmond at or call the church office at 402-721-2959.


ZOE!! is a music and drama ministry for area middle school youth of all faiths. The group rehearses in the spring and tours in early June. Since 1999, hundreds of students from dozens of area churches have participated in this touring production, which brings the light and love of Christ’s word to hundreds of individuals through song and drama. Contact Amy Spies at, if you have any questions about this ministry.


Puppet Ministry

Our Hands of Faith puppet ministry is for kids in the 5th-8th grades. They bring the Gospel story to our faith community throughout the school year using puppets, sits, music, and wonderful messages.Contact Amy Spies at, if you have any questions about this ministry.