Confirmation is intentionally designed to help students grow in their spiritual formation and will allow students to form a more personal and in depth relationship with God. This experience will give students the opportunity to ask hard questions about what they believe and why. As a community we will explore the history, practices, and beliefs of the Christian faith from a United Methodist perspective. We want students to not just learn about Jesus, but become deeply devoted followers of Christ. Confirmation is offered to students 8th grade and up. At the end of 14 weeks they are given the opportunity to personally respond to Jesus’ call to live as a disciple after intentional faith formation through discipleship and hands-on experiences.
On Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00, students will meet in small groups in Room A1 at Rush Creek. As a class, we will discuss a spiritual topic and then students will have the opportunity to ask questions and explore the topic in depth with their peers and a small group mentor that will help guide their discussions. This will allow them to grow deeper by learning from their peers and it will create an environment where they feel safe taking their faith to the next level. Our goal is for the topic to be engaging, meaningful, and fun, where they will grow in knowledge and love of God. Each week we will have different games and activities that go along with the topic at hand.
As a class we will be serving alongside one another. Serving is a vital part of living out our faith and allows us to spread God’s love to those around us. We believe serving as a group will help create unity as a class and within small groups. We will be doing one project as an entire class. And then as a small group, they will get to choose a project where they directly serve others and interact with people. This will be agreed upon as a small group once classes begin.
Students will have the opportunity to experience various forms of worship through experience days. They will be given the opportunity to attend another church or worship service outside of the United Methodist denomination. We believe this will open their eyes to new types of worship, whether it’s a different denomination or a different religion entirely. In class they will have time to discuss where they experienced God and what stuck out to them through these different worship experiences.
Fall 2018 Details
- 14 class periods: September 6th– December 13th, except November 22nd (Thanksgiving Day)
- Thursdays 6:30-8:00P, Rush Creek Campus, Room A1
- 1-2 service projects
- 1-2 experience days
- $60 covers cost of materials, food, etc. If money is an issue, scholarships are available.
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Please contact Krista Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-781-4554 x115 with any questions.