Click here to register for 2022-23 Confirmation!

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

Holiday celebrations

Worship leading

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



 If you have any questions about confirmation, please email Pastor Geier at


Downloads for Students and Families

2022-23 Confirmation Family Handbook

Worship Notes (PDF)

Worship Notes (Word doc)

Service Hours form

Please return the worship notes and service hours forms to the "completed forms" tray at the Welcome Center