Confirmation is for any student in 7th grade or older looking to take the next step. Usually Confirmation class meets Sunday’s morning during Sunday School hour (10:00 am to 11:00 am) but we will move to an online format due to COVID-19. We will be using the curriculum from Cokesbury called Confirm: Your Faith/Your Commitment/God’s Call.
What is Confirmation?
Very simply, Confirmation is the act by which a young person takes their next step in owning their faith. For many who were baptized as infants, Confirmation is the journey between “believing as my family does” and publicly stating “I choose to be a follower of Jesus!” Additionally, Confirmation is preparation for full membership in The United Methodist Church by profession of faith or by baptism (for those who were not baptized as infants).
Explain the CREW Youth Ministry format…
Confirmation is an important season in our student’s journey of faith. We will teach Confirmation curriculum in a yearly short-term format, our curriculum is woven into our weekly programming. Each summer during the months of June – August, rather than teaching topical or seasonal messages, we will present our Confirmation curriculum.
Through the course, students will have completed the Confirmation process and be offered an opportunity to take their Next Steps by means of public profession of faith, being baptized, and/or joining the church. We hope our format allows for students to explore and confirm their faith while being an active participant in the Liberty United Methodist Church culture. Confirmation is more than a predefined amount of time, but rather an on-ramp to a lifelong pursuit of following Jesus.
Who is Confirmation for?
Confirmation at Liberty UMC is geared toward Middle School students but all Students in 7th grade and older are welcome to attend. Any student looking to explore their beliefs, take a next step in owning their faith, or to pursue church membership are invited.
Is this EXCLUSIVE to Middle School Students?
Not at all! High School students as well as possibly some Elementary Students (5th grade) are welcome to attend! This is a journey of one’s own faith – we only ask participants to be active in the material and open to the journey in front of them!
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