Confirmation: 6th – 8th Grade



Hosanna’s Mission:

Connecting people to Jesus


The How of this Mission:



What is “ORANGE?”



We want to combine the LIGHT OF THE CHURCH (the body of Christ shining the light of Jesus – yellow)

with the HEART OF THE FAMILY (God’s people living in the love and forgiveness of Jesus -red)

Light of Church + Heart of Family = Orange




 Hosanna Confirmation and Senior High Mission:

Connecting students and their families to Jesus and each other


The Vision:

Living orange and using intentional relationships that connect

the youth to Jesus and each other through “Up, In, & Out”


What’s Up, In & Out?

Up = The students would understand the WONDER of who GOD is

In = The students would DISCOVER who GOD created them to be

Out = The students would find the PASSION for LOVING OTHERS


How do we do this?

Up = Through purposeful worship

In – Fun, reflection, and intentional relationships

Out = Seeking out service opportunities



Confirmation Classes

Grades 6-8:

NOTE:  The 2018-19 schedule will be published as soon as it has been released. Thanks!


Dates (2017-18):

Rally Days: September 9, 10 & 13 (Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday)

Learn more about the confirmation program, meet your small group leader and get excited!

Lesson Start Dates: September 16, 17, & 20 (Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday)

Confirmation Sunday: Sunday, May 6, 2018

Times (2017-18):

6th – 8th grade students and their families worship at any of the normal worship times. Following communion, students are asked to join their confirmation class until the end of worship. (Families may opt to worship at a different time too so that they can remain together for the entire hour).   Worship and confirmation class times are as follows:


Saturdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm, with confirmation from 5:20 – 6:00 pm

Sundays 8:00 – 9:00 am, with confirmation from 8:20 – 9:00 am

Sundays 9:30 – 10:30 am, with confirmation from 9:50 – 10:30 am

Sundays 11:00 am – 12 noon, with confirmation groups from 11:20 – 12 noon

Wednesdays 6:15 – 7:15 pm, with confirmation groups from 6:35 – 7:15 pm




Registration for Confirmation:




(Hosanna Confirmation program is not taking registrations at this time. Please check back later this summer. Thanks!)



8th Grade Confirmation Retreat (2017-18)

As part of the confirmation program, 8th Graders attend a confirmation retreat at Camp Omega near Waterville, MN. At the retreat, students learn more about the six chief parts of the Small Catechism.  The retreat includes teaching as well as outdoor activity fun.

8th Grade students are required to attend one of two retreats held in the spring and fall. The fall retreat will be held on October 27-28, 2017; the spring retreat is March 2-3, 2018.  The cost of the retreat is $50 per student; scholarships are available as needed. Please contact Hal Bohrer for scholarship information.


Retreat registration

(We are not taking retreat registrations at this time. Thank you!)


 Other Confirmation Events (includes all 6th-8th Graders in 2017-18)

  • Hosanna Lock-in: Fri September 22, 2017
  • Wow! Zone Lock-in: Fri December 15, 2017
  • Junior High Retreat:  Fri-Sun February 2 – 4, 2018 at Camp Omega
    (Waterville, MN)



Volunteer as a L.E.A.D (Life Experienced Adults)!

We need your help!  You are MORE than qualified to connect youth to Jesus and to each other! Your gifts and talents uniquely equip you to walk with a student! (And it’s FUN too!)  Want to learn more about how you can help?  Click HERE for more info.




Contact Hal Bohrer at or Shannon Hecksel at You may also call the church office, 507-388-1766.