Confirmation is open to youth in grades 8 and above. This is the beginning of the journey for youth to ask questions and look at the major components of their faith as they make a decision for themselves if they wish to join the church. Pastors Jen and John Michael will lead the kids through these topics and youth will also have other mentors as well as their small group leaders and Sunday school teachers to shepherd them through this time.
|2/2 – 2/4||Discovery Weekend||At Sunrise Church, Kickoff for basics of the faith story
and confirmation journey
|2/11||Why Christian?||Group Building
Where we start
What other religious options are out there?
Discerning and Deciding
|2/18||Why God?||Trinity – God, Jesus, Spirit
What’s so amazing about Grace?
|UMC history (light)
Grace – Types and Means
|3/11||What’s a Sacrament?||Communion
UMC Sacraments vs Catholic Sacraments
|3/18||Why do we worship?
What’s a “Christian Year”?
|Components of Worship
|3/25||I’m Christian, So What?||Living a Christian Life
Practices and Holy Habits
|4/13 – 4/15||Kaleidoscope retreat||Camp Don Lee|
|Wrap Up / Interviews / Deciding||TBD|
|Field Trip: Mosque||TBD|
|Field Trip: Cathedral in Raleigh||TBD|