15 Aug Confirmation Program
CONFIRMATION MINISTRY FOUNDATIONS
Jesus commanded all Christians to “Go and make disciples… teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20, NIV). Confirmation is just one of the ways we obey Jesus’ command to teach the Christian faith.
WHAT IS CONFIRMATION?:
– An opportunity for young people publicly confess their faith, claim the promises of their baptism and begin to identify with and become involved in the adult Christian community.
– A team effort, involving parents, Pastors, DCEs, and the educational ministry of the church, to prepare confirmands for this important transition and public confession.
– The ongoing responsibility of the parents and sponsors. As adults, parents promised on the day of their child’s baptism, to teach and encourage faith growth through practice and the Word of God, so that he/she may be brought up to lead a godly life until the day of Jesus Christ. It is a supplement, not a substitute, for a parent’s duty.
Our faith in Christ begins at baptism, when God claims us as His children, and ends when we join our Savior in heaven. The Rite of Confirmation is in no way a graduation from Christian education and growth in faith, but merely a stepping-stone along our life-long journey of faith.
COURSE OF STUDY
Our Confirmation Ministry instruction involves a three-year cycle, normally attended by 6th-8th grade students. The 2019-2020 year’s theme is “Life of Christ.”
FORMS AND MORE INFO
2019-2020 Confirmation Handbook (includes Confirmation specific schedule of events)