Confirmation is a two-year process that is incorporated into Youth Sunday Faith Formation. At the beginning of the confirmation journey, each youth will be given a study Bible to use throughout confirmation (and hopefully beyond)! Confirmation at Peace takes place on a two-year cycle, with new students joining as they enter middle school and/or they and parents feel they are ready. During year A, classes focus on Lutheran History and Catechism. During year B, classes will emphasize Lutheran Living, Prayer Practices and World Religions. Pastor Diana and Itzayana Chapa, Peace’s Youth Faith Formation Leader, co-lead Confirmation classes. Generally speaking, Confirmation will take place on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the school-year from 10:30 a.m.-noon. At the end of the second, youth will have the option of participating in Affirmation of Baptism, also known as Confirmation, which is an opportunity to affirm their faith in front of the congregation. Confirmation will take place each year on Pentecost Sunday.
Confirmation classes will be alternated with Youth Group led by Itzayana. Youth group will meet from 10:30-11:30 and include Bible study, prayer and other fun, faith related activities. Generally speaking, youth group will take place on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.
When there is a 5th Sunday of the month, youth will be invited to participate in a service activity on that Saturday in lieu of Sunday morning confirmation or youth group. Youth are also invited to help vacation Bible school, in the nursery and with worship leadership throughout the year.
Rainbow Trail South
Rainbow Trail South is a camp experience that is part of the ministries of Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp. Rainbow Trail is located in the southern part of Colorado. They know that even though it is a long way to their camp from southern New Mexico, they think you need to be able to get to camp every summer. So they bring camp to us! Rainbow Trail is host a week of camp in July for upper elementary, junior high, and senior high youth of southern New Mexico at Aspendale Mountain Retreat Center in Cloudcroft, New Mexico.