The church’s purpose is to “make disciples for Jesus Christ.” The Confirmation process at First Church plays an important role in fulfilling that purpose. Most youth who enter the Confirmation process were baptized as infants, thus are already part of the congregation, members of the family of God. In Confirmation, they “make strong” their baptism—the promises their parents made on their behalf become their own promises at the time of Confirmation—and they become committed participants in the life of the church. (Those who have not been baptized will receive baptism during their Confirmation experience.)
We see ourselves as partnering with parents in the spiritual formation of their youth. The role that parents play in shaping their children as Christian disciples and equipping them for a life of service is both primary and essential. Parents are always welcomed and encouraged to participate and involve themselves in the Confirmation process.
Confirmation Description and Components (2019-2020) The purpose of the process and specific components as described in the above document is to develop a lifestyle of faithful following as a disciple of Jesus and as an active participant in the life of the church.
Additional forms handed out to explain the process of confirmation can be found below:
Confirmation Mid Year Evaluation – a means of providing self evaluation for a students readiness for being confirmed while in the confirmation process.
Ministry Opportunity Brochure – a none exhaustive list of suggestions for ministry opportunities to become involved with.
Mission Experience Brochure – a none exhaustive list of suggestion for mission experiences to become involved with.