The Discipleship Program is a multi-faceted exposure to the opportunity to become a known and confessed follower of Jesus the Christ. Each person in the program follows a self-guided program with an adult mentor choosing tasks and studies in the following areas:
Worship and Spiritual Growth: Attending
churches, outlining sermons, joining in worship leadership, evaluating
worship materials, and providing creative worship resources are a few of the
options in this area.
Study and Learning: In a tutorial mode with your mentor, you will study several modules on Church life, history, Bible, Sacraments and the like, on a schedule of meetings you set up between you. In discussion, sharing, reacting, and exploration you will seek to "grow in wisdom ... and in favor with God and others."
Service and Caring: Through projects in the church and the community you will take steps to be a change agent in areas needing changes. The Intervention in our world of God's Word in Jesus is the motivation for mission and social action by his church. In hands on tasks of caring you can choose to make a difference by visits, labor, self giving, and other actions.
Friendship and Fellowship: "Getting to Know You" is another task of the program as we seek to get to know the whole church, and the segment of the church that is meeting needs you feel in yourself. The Youth Fellowships, Choirs, and other groups in church provide an arena for peer support and even positive pressure among committed and covenanted Christians.
Each confirmand also meets with the other confirmands in their class to learn more together as a group. Together the confirmands participate in retreats and other opportunities to explore faith and to discover more along their own faith journeys. The confirmation program is for youth in 9th grade and older. It begins in September and ends in June.
Upcoming Confirmation Schedule 2013-2014:
September 11, 2011 Sunday 5 pm Informational Meeting
September 26, 2011 Monday 7-9 pm Confirmands, Mentors & Pastor
October 3, 2011 Monday 7-8:30pm Confirmands &Pastor (God)
October 17, 2011 Monday 7-8:30pm Confirmands & Pastor (Jesus)
November 28, 2011 Monday 7-8:30pm Confirmands & Pastor (Holy Spirit)
February 13, 2012 Monday 7-8:30pm Confirmands & Pastor (History & UCC)
March 4, 2012 Sunday Afternoon trip to the Islam Center in Danbury
March 5, 2012 Monday 7-8:30pm Confirmands & Pastor (Sacraments) March 26, 2012 Monday 7-8:30pm Confirmands & Pastor (World Religions) April 9, 2012 Monday 7-8:30pm Confirmands & Pastor(Faith & Daily Life)
April 22, 2012 Sunday Afternoon trip to the Buddhist Temple in Carmel, NY
April 30, 2012 Monday 7-8:30pm Confirmands & Pastor (What if???)
May 2, 2012 Wednesday 6:30-8 pm Confirmands meet with Deacons
May 14, 2012 Monday 7-9pm Confirmands, Mentors & Pastors Wrap Up
CONFIRMATION SUNDAY Sunday, May 20, 2012 @ 10:30 am service
**We may also be taking class trips to places like a nearby synagogue, the Buddhist Faith Fellowship, and the Islamic Society in Danbury.
*Note: There will be at least one mentor at each of the Sunday night Confirmation Classes along with the Pastor to help lead, guide, and maintain Safe Church standards.
Click here to see the whole Summer Sermon Series, along with the name of the 9th grade Confirmand who suggested the sermon title.
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