Confirmation



CONFIRMATION


A CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CHRISTIAN


Too often confirmation has been downgraded to the role of a checkpoint along the faith journey.

The First Church family reclaims confirmation as the first step on a journey that leads to a mature faith. We think Confirmation is more than a simple decision. Instead, we view it as the beginning of a conversation about what it means to be a Christian, living out your faith, your commitment, and God’s call.

Confirm 2020

The 20-week scope and sequence of Confirm is designed to work for Confirmation classes that will meet for 20 weeks over a period of 8 months. It includes highlighted lessons from each of the six Confirm units and will provide a general overview of the material. Twelve of the lessons include a whiteboard video to aid in the learning experience. Check out the calendar below.

2020 Confirmation Schedule

Informational Meeting – September 16 | 6-8 p.m.

Unit 1: Our Journey

Week 1: Lesson 1 – Traveling Together (Sept 26/Phantom R.)
Week 2: Lesson 3 – Loving Together (Sept 26/Phantom Ranch)
Week 3: Lesson 4 – Belonging Together (Oct 7)

Unit 2: Our History and Heritage

Week 4: Lesson 5 – The Faith of Jesus (Oct 14)
Week 5: Lesson 4 – Alpha/How Can I have Faith? (Oct 21)
Week 6: Lesson 6 – The Early Church (Oct 28)
Week 7: Lesson 8 – Wesley and the Methodists (Nov 4)

Unit 3: Our Life Together

Week 8: Lesson 11 – The Connection (Nov 11)
Week 9: Lesson 16 – A Loving Church (Nov 18)
Week 10: Lesson 8 – Alpha/Who is the Holy Spirit? (Nov 25)
Week 11: Lesson 13 – Music & Lyrics (Dec 02)

Unit 4: Our Beliefs

Week 12: Lesson 18 – Faith & Trust (Dec 09)
Week 13: Lesson 19 – Experiencing God (Jan 13)
Week 14: Lesson 23 – Who is God? (Who God Isn’t) (Jan 27)

Unit 5: Our Theology

Week 15: Lesson 26 – Looking Like God: Imago Dei (Feb 10)
Week 16: Lesson 27 – Hitting the Mark: Sin/Grace (Feb 24)
Week 17: Lesson 31 – What’s Next? Life After? (March 10)

Unit 6: Our Faith and Calling

Week 18: Lesson 33 – A Faith to Decide (March 24)
Week 19: Lesson 34 – A Faith to Confirm (April 07)
Week 20: Lesson 37 – A Spirit to Find (April 21)

Confirmation Sunday – May 23 (save the date!)