What is Confirmation? 

Confirmation is a declaration of acceptance of your baptism and the desire to take ownership of your faith in Jesus Christ. This is a time in which youth and families have the opportunity to know and deepen their faith and listen to God’s call in our lives. It is also an integral part of the spiritual journey in which God, your family, our congregation, and the Hastings community all play a role. 


The St. Philip's confirmation program is structured as a three-year program beginning in the fall of seventh grade and culminating in a formal confirmation service during the fall of tenth grade.  Weekly classes are offered on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. during the school year. 


During Confirmation, students and families can look forward to:

Service Opportunities

3 day retreat and overnights

Holiday celebrations

Worship participation

Leadership opportunities

Mentoring (each confirmand connects with a mentor over the season of Lent)

Dedicated education time covering Old Testament, New Testament, and Lutheran Living topics

Loving and  knowledgeable teachers

Additional topic-based Bible studies

Christmas party fun with part of the 9th grade class and one of their teachers, Pastor Geier.


Cosmic Bible Study 2018

Our group explored the connections between faith and science in a series of Bible Studies and Field Trips


Need more information? Need to register?

All forms are updated at the end of every summer. For the most up to date information you can contact Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries,

Stephanie Becken at or 651-437-6541.

Confirmation Handbook


To register, complete the form below:

Confirmation Registration Form


Schedule Coming!

Confirmation Retreat Information and Forms

The annual confirmation retreat is October 13-15, 2017 at Camp Victory in Zumbro Falls.  We're looking forward to another great retreat.  More Information will be posted soon.

Confirmation Retreat Information and Forms

Confirmation Mentor Program 2018

The season of Lent is nearly upon us, and the confirmation leadership team is happy to announce the return of the Lenten Mentor program.  This program is meant to give students the opportunity to talk faith with an adult in a safe, loving environment.

Mentor Program Letter     2018 Mentor Packet