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 2015-2016:
September 13, 2015 Sunday 12 pm Informational Meeting
September 20, 2015 Sunday 12-2 pm Confirmands & Pastor Class (God)
October 4, 2015 Sunday 5-7pm Confirmands, Mentors & Pastor Class
October 25, 2015 Sunday 12-2pm Confirmand & Pastor Class (Jesus)
November 15, 2015 Sunday 12-2 pm Confirmand & Pastor Class (Holy Spirit)
December 13, 2015 Sunday 12-2 pm Confirmand & Pastor Class (Bible)
January 10, 2016 Sunday 12-2pm Confirmand & Pastor Class (Sacraments)
January 23-24, 2016 Saturday 5pm – Sunday Confirmand & Pastor Overnight (Worship)
February 7, 2016 Sunday 12-2 pm Confirmand & Pastor Class (Mission & Stewardship)
February 28, 2016 Sunday 12-2pm Confirmand & Pastor Class (Other Faiths)
March 13, 2016 Sunday 1:30-4pm Optional trip to the Masjid in Danbury (Tentative)
March 19-20, 2016 Saturday 2:30pm – Sunday 12:15pm Healthy Choices Retreat (Tent.)
April 3, 2016 Sunday 12-2 Confirmand & Pastor Class (Faith in Everyday Life)
May 1, 2016 Sunday 12-2 pm Confirmand & Pastor Class (What If....?)
May 4, 2016 Wednesday 7-7:45 pm Confirmands meet with Deacons MANDATORY
May 15, 2016 Sunday 5-7 pm Confirmands, Mentors & Pastor FINAL Class
CONFIRMATION SUNDAY Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the 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: This year's confirmation teachers are Pastor Jen and Wendy Elsen. There will be at least two adults at each of the Sunday Confirmation Classes 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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