Confirmation nurtures dynamic and developing faith. It is not an end point, but a milestone along the journey of faith taken with young persons who are seeking to discover a living, growing faith. Typically our confirmands join together during 8th and 9th grades to explore Holy Scripture and Catechism, share in Sacraments and Service, and connect with each other, Christ’s Church and God. Confirmation is taught by the Pastor, the Director of Spiritual Development, and adult small group leaders from the congregation.
Throughout the year, confirmands meet on Sunday mornings to study the scripture and discuss questions of faith and life. We also have committed to reading and studying the Bible at home and participate in an on-line activity each week. We work with mentors from the congregation and travel to Washington DC to explore issues of poverty and homelessness through the lens of the Lord’s Prayer.
In the spring of the year, we honor our second year confirmation students and their families at a special banquet at which the confirmands share their very personal and unique “Faith Expression Projects.” On Pentecost Sunday, these students affirm their Baptisms. Our prayer is that they will continue to live into the promises they have made: to live among God’s faithful people, to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper, to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, to serve all people and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth. For more information regarding our Confirmation Program, please contact Toni Hagerman at 704-549-1555, ext. 101.
Click HERE for photos of one of the Confirmation Mission Trip.