Confirmation is a three-year process of discovery, where 6th, 7th and 8th grade students learn about the story of the Bible and the core beliefs of the Christian faith, and are introduced to basic spiritual disciplines. The goal is to provide a foundation of faith that builds off of their childhood faith and prepares them as they begin to make their own faith commitments. Our confirmation process uses The Journey curriculum developed by the Evangelical Covenant Church, which gives an overview of the Old and New Testaments. In addition, students will complete a third year which covers basic theology and church history.
Since confirmation is bigger than any one program, both our Sunday morning and Wednesday night Middle School programs will utilize confirmation content in unique ways. On Sunday mornings, Middle School students will work through a lesson introducing the story or concept for that week during the Christian Formation hour. On Wednesday nights, during Middle School youth group, students will spend part of their evening further discussing in small groups the topics presented on Sunday morning with an emphasis on life application.
During the year, students will be encouraged to develop their relationship with God through journaling, taking sermon notes, quarterly conversations with Pastor Tom and a statement of faith paper which explains their own beliefs and convictions, written at the end of the three year confirmation process. This paper is read during a special worship gathering on a Sunday evening in the spring.
For more information, contact Pastor Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him in the church office.