Christian Education – Presbyterian Confirmation

Confirmation Class is typically made up of youth that are in 7th, 8th, and 9th grade. The class starts in either September or early January. The materials for the next class will be based on the "We Believe" curriculum from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Each lesson is 1.5 hours long, and there are eight lessons for the class covering the following topics:

1. You Are What You Wear

• Who am I?

• How do I fit in?

• Youth will learn that their baptism marks their entrance into the family of God, as they are clothed in Christ, and is the beginning of their lifelong journey.

2. How Do You Spell Presbyterian?

• Students will examine the question: What will you be when you grow up?

• Our talents are gifts from God to be used for God's purposes - they are not to use for our own purposes.

• The church is called to God's purposes in the world and organizes itself to fulfill those purposes.

3. Where is God When It Hurts?

• God governs, supports, redeems creation, so that nothing in our lives is ever wasted.

4. Extravagant Love

• There is no Savior like Jesus and no salvation like the one Jesus offers.

5. We've Got the Spirit!

• The Holy Spirit makes Jesus as present to us as his physical presence was to the disciples.

6. Can You Hear Me Now?

• Prayer involves both addressing God and listening for God's word within our hearts.

• The Lord's Prayer serves as a model for prayer.

7. Going Out!

• When we pray, "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven," we are asking God to use us as instruments to fulfill God's purpose.

8. Grace and Gratitude

• We obey God's law of gratitude, confident that God gives us the grace to grow in love and knowledge daily.

     

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